Archive: 23/12/2010

With travel app, no one knows you're a tourist

(AP) -- Tourist in my own city? Ack. I learned within days of moving to New York City earlier this year that a) Times Square must be avoided at all costs and b) you don't want to look like a tourist. The telltale signs are ...

dateDec 23, 2010 in Software
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Heat shock protein drives yeast evolution

Whitehead Institute researchers have determined that heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90) can create heritable traits in brewer's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) by affecting a large portion of the yeast genome. The finding has ...

dateDec 23, 2010 in Biotechnology
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Gatekeeper for tomato pollination identified

Tomato plants use similar biochemical mechanisms to reject pollen from their own flowers as well as pollen from foreign but related plant species, thus guarding against both inbreeding and cross-species hybridization, report ...

dateDec 23, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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