Archive: 24/08/2006

Researchers provide first evidence for learning mechanism

Finally confirming a fact that remained unproven for more than 30 years, researchers at MIT's Picower Institute for Learning and Memory report in the Aug. 25 issue of Science that certain key connections among neurons get ...

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Unusual rods get thicker when stretched

Day-to-day experience teaches us that stretching an object makes it thinner; pushing it together makes it thicker. However, there are also materials that behave contrary to our expectations: they get thicker when stretched ...

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New Definition of 'Species' Could Aid Species Identification

Scientists at Texas Tech University argue that defining mammalian species based on genetics will result in the recognition of many more species than previously thought present. This has profound implications for our knowledge ...

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Tiny shrimp species found in Pa. river

(AP) -- Biologists have discovered a species of shrimp in the Monongahela River for the first time, a discovery the scientists say is evidence that the river's water quality is improving.

dateAug 24, 2006 in Environment
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