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Type of ice reveals the age of comets

The ice buried inside comet 67P/ Churyumov-Gerasimenko is mainly found in crystalline form, which implies that it originated in the protosolar nebula and is therefore the same age as the Solar System. This discovery was made ...

dateMar 09, 2016 in Space Exploration
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A new role for vitamin B6 in plants

Vitamin B6, which exists in different natural forms called vitamers, is essential for all living organisms, as it participates in numerous aspects of cells' everyday life. Researchers from the University of Geneva (UNIGE), ...

dateFeb 08, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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Video: Helium beer—prank or possible?

Brewers usually fill their kegs with carbon dioxide or nitrogen. But every once in a while, some brewers will post a video announcing they have made beer with helium—and have the high voices to prove it. While these videos ...

dateFeb 04, 2016 in Other
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'Farming' bacteria to boost growth in the oceans

Chemosynthetic symbionts are bacteria living inside or on the surface of animals, supplying their host with food that would otherwise be unavailable. It has long been known that these bacteria fix carbon and convert it into ...

dateOct 24, 2016 in Environment
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