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A protein that self-replicates

ETH scientists have been able to prove that a protein structure widespread in nature – the amyloid – is theoretically capable of multiplying itself. This makes it a potential predecessor to molecules that are regarded ...

dateFeb 22, 2018 in Biochemistry
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How old is our moon?

Most scientists agree that the Earth has pretty much always had its moon. Details of the moon's composition (in particular the "isotopic mixture" of heavier and lighter versions of various elements) are too similar to the ...

dateJan 13, 2017 in Space Exploration
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Researcher affirms 86-year-old hypothesis

A Washington State University biologist has found what he calls "very strong support" for an 86-year-old hypothesis about how nutrients move through plants. His two-decade analysis of the phenomenon has resulted in a suite ...

dateJun 06, 2016 in Biotechnology
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