Monthly Archives: January 2015

Arabidopsis thaliana, a model flowering plant studied by biologists, has climate-sensitive genes whose expression was found to evolve. Courtesy of Penn State

Needle in a Haystack: Finding the Right Genes in Tens of Thousands

Scientists using supercomputers found genes sensitive to cold and drought in a plant help it survive climate change. These findings contribute to increase basic understanding of plant adaptation which can be…

Hubble image of NGC 7714

The tell-tale signs of galactic merger

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured this striking view of spiral galaxy NGC 7714. This galaxy has drifted too close to another nearby galaxy and the dramatic interaction has…

Dr. Jeffrey Meyer (CAMH)

New Biological Evidence Reveals Link Between Brain Inflammation, Depression

A new study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) found that the measure of brain inflammation in people who were experiencing clinical depression was increased by 30…

Singapore seizes future of manufacturing by catalysing growth of sustainable production technologies

The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) launches Asia’s first centre for test bedding and developing remanufacturing technologies Singapore—Singapore’s manufacturing sector is taking strides towards a more sustainable future…

Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye

Study easily identifies individuals from credit-card metadata

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — In this week’s issue of the journal Science, MIT researchers report that just four fairly vague pieces of information — the dates and locations of four purchases — are…

ESA’s experimental spaceplane set for flight

Paris– ESA’s Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle is ready for its launch and reentry mission on 11 February. The launch is scheduled for13:00 GMT (14:00 CET) atop a Vega rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in…

Sounding Rockets Launch Into an Aurora

The interaction of solar winds and Earth’s atmosphere produces northern lights, or auroras, that dance across the night sky and mesmerize the casual observer. However, to scientists this interaction is…

NASA’s Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP)

Description The sun sets behind Space Launch Complex 2 (SLC-2) with the Delta II rocket and the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory protected by the service structure on Tuesday,…

Possible Therapeutic Target for Brain Blood Vessel Disorder

Tens of millions of people around the world have abnormal, leak-prone sproutings of blood vessels in the brain called cerebral cavernous malformations (CCMs). These abnormal growths can lead to seizures,…

Chromium-Centered Cycloparaphenylene Rings as New Tools for Making Functionalized Nanocarbons

A team of chemists at Nagoya University has synthesized novel transition metal-complexed cycloparaphenylenes (CPPs) that enable selective monofunctionalization of CPPs for the first time, opening doors to the construction of…

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