Lost in the supermarket?

[B]Why the 'cheap food revolution' hasn't reached poor countries[/B] Most people don't think twice as they pass spring apples from the southern hemisphere as they enter the supermarket, but they are participating in a cheap ...

Looking for New Light

In many ways, astronomers are in the dark about asteroids. In the dark depths of the Kuiper Asteroid Belt beyond Neptune's orbit, and even in the nearby Main Belt between Jupiter and Mars, most asteroids are too small to ...

Gallons per mile would help car shoppers make better decisions

Posting a vehicle's fuel efficiency in "gallons per mile" rather than "miles per gallon" would help consumers make better decisions about car purchases and environmental impact, researchers from Duke University's Fuqua School ...

Ice cores map dynamics of sudden climate changes

New, extremely detailed data from investigations of ice cores from Greenland show that the climate shifted very suddenly and changed fundamentally during quite few years when the ice age ended. Researchers from the Niels ...

Scientists fix bugs in our understanding of evolution

[B]A new computational tool allows the most accurate insights into evolution ever[/B] What makes a human different from a chimp? Researchers from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory's European Bioinformatics Institute ...

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