Archive: 26/11/2010

Sex and the single chromosome

Is there value to sex? For higher organisms, absolutely. Animals, plants and fungi that reproduce only by cloning are scarce as hen's teeth, suggesting the gene shuffling of sex pays handsome dividends.

dateNov 26, 2010 in Biotechnology
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Asian carp create nagging fear in Lake Erie towns

Well before dawn, Todd Loop takes his fishing tug onto Lake Erie in pursuit of yellow perch, walleye and other delicacies — a livelihood that has sustained his family for three generations but faces a future as murky ...

dateNov 26, 2010 in Ecology
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Ex-UN climate chief: Cancun won't bring success

(AP) -- The former U.N. climate chief says he doesn't expect the upcoming summit in Cancun, Mexico, to produce big results and is encouraging delegates to focus on reaching small goals rather trying to secure a major treaty.

dateNov 26, 2010 in Environment
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Convictions upheld in Pirate Bay file-sharing case

(AP) -- A Swedish appeals court on Friday upheld the copyright convictions of three men behind The Pirate Bay, a popular file-sharing site that remains in operation despite attempts by authorities to shut it down.

dateNov 26, 2010 in Internet
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Powerful LED flash for smartphones

Researchers from Osram Opto Semiconductors have developed an LED chip that makes it possible to offer smaller pocket projectors, vehicle headlights, and cell phone camera flashes. In combination with a new package the new ...

dateNov 26, 2010 in Semiconductors
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