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Combined molecular study techniques reveal more about DNA proteins

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Illinois researchers have combined two molecular imaging technologies to create an instrument with incredible sensitivity that provides new, detailed insight into dynamic molecular processes. Physics professors Taekjip Ha and ...

Study finds common ground for ecosystems and fishing in Northwest Mexico

Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have completed a new study on the geography of commercial fisheries in Northwest Mexico and the results could have far-ranging implications for the sustainable future of marine w...

Rhythmic vibrations guide caste development in social wasps

MADISON -- Future queen or tireless toiler? A paper wasp's destiny may lie in the antennal drumbeats of its caretaker. While feeding their colony's larvae, a paper wasp queen and other dominant females periodically beat their antennae in a ...

Lake Erie hypoxic zone doesn’t affect all fish the same, study...

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Large hypoxic zones low in oxygen long have been thought to have negative influences on aquatic life, but a Purdue University study shows that while these so-called dead zones have an adverse affect, not all species ar...

First strawberry genome sequence promises better berries

DURHAM, N.H. -- An international team of researchers, including several from the University of New Hampshire, have completed the first DNA sequence of any strawberry plant, giving breeders much-needed tools to create tastier, healthier strawberries...

College students lack scientific literacy, study finds

Most college students in the United States do not grasp the scientific basis of the carbon cycle – an essential skill in understanding the...

Young female chimpanzees appear to treat sticks as dolls

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- The must-have gift for young female chimpanzees this holiday season might be in the Christmas tree, not under it. That's the finding of scientists at Harvard University and Bates College, who say female chimpanzees appear to tr...

Team of scientists predicts continued death of forests in southwestern US...

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) -- -- If current climate projections hold true, the forests of the Southwestern United States face a bleak future, with more severe -- -- and more frequent -- -- forest fires, higher tree death rates, more insect infest...

Pure nanotube-type growth edges toward the possible

New research at Rice University could ultimately show scientists the way to make batches of nanotubes of a single type. A paper in the online journal Physical Review Letters unveils an elegant formula by Rice University physicist Boris Yakobson an...

Giants among us: Paper explores evolution of the world’s largest mammals

Athens, Ga. -- The largest mammal that ever walked the earth¬ -- Indricotherium transouralicum, a hornless rhinoceros-like herbivore that weighed approximately seventeen tons and stood about eighteen feet high at the shoulder -- lived in Eurasia a...

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