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Simulating how the Earth kick-started metabolism

Researchers have developed a new approach to simulating the energetic processes that may have led to the emergence of cell metabolism on Earth –...

China’s clean-water program benefits people and the environment

The brown, smog-filled skies that engulf Beijing have earned China a poor reputation for environmental stewardship. But despite China's dirty skies, a study led...

Bacterium from Canadian High Arctic offers clues to possible life on...

The temperature in the permafrost on Ellesmere Island in the Canadian high Arctic is nearly as cold as that of the surface of Mars....

Is the Killing (Abortion) of Human Embryos Always Murder?

Dr. Robert Edwards won the Nobel Prize in 2010 for developing in vitro fertilization. The mixing of eggs and sperm in the test tube...

Virtual reality can improve design skills in younger generation

COLUMBIA, Mo. ¬ -- Rapidly improving technology is changing everyday life for all generations. This constantly changing environment can be a difficult adjustment for older generations. However, for the current generation known as "Generation Y", t...

Abundant ammonia aids life’s origins

An important discovery has been made with respect to the possible inventory of molecules available to the early Earth. Scientists led by Sandra Pizzarello, a research professor at Arizona State University, found large amounts of ammonia in a p...

Queen’s University professor uses nanotechnology to prolong machine and engine life

Guojun Liu has discovered a way to use nanotechnology to reduce friction in automobile engines and machines. "The technology should be useful in a wide range of machineries other than automobile engines," says Dr. Liu, a professor in the Department...

6 different pathways to adulthood

Only in very few life phases do individuals face as many life transitions in such a short time as young adults at the age of 19-30. The transition from adolescence to adulthood is characterised by frequent changes in status or social roles, such ...

Regrets? Study examines how people can cope

Montreal, March 1, 2011 -- Although Edith Piaf defiantly sang, "Non, je ne regrette rien," most people will have their share of regrets over their lifetime. Indeed, anyone who seeks to overcome disappointments should compare themselves to others ...

Quality of life significantly increases after uterine fibroid treatment

OAK BROOK, Ill. -- Women who received one of three treatments for uterine fibroids at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston said their symptoms diminished and their quality of life significantly increased, according to a new study published in the...

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