Genes could solve pollution mysteries

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have for the first time identified environmental pollutants by looking at the genes of a small, freshwater crustacean. This new gene-based technique ...

A Telescope Made of Moondust

A gigantic telescope on the Moon has been a dream of astronomers since the dawn of the space age. A lunar telescope the same size as Hubble (2.4 meters across) would be a major astronomical research tool. One as big as the ...

Making the classroom a playground for learning

Playing computer games in school may sound like the kids rule the classroom. But European researchers have shown that such games can be used to boost learning. What’s more, the special computer games developed by the eMapps.com ...

A third of reef-building corals face extinction

A third of reef-building corals around the world are threatened with extinction, according to the first-ever comprehensive global assessment to determine their conservation status. The study findings were published today ...

Teaching old drugs new tricks

Researchers from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory discovered a new way to make use of drugs' unwanted side effects. They developed a computational method that compares how similar the side effects of different drugs ...

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