Daily Archives: February 2, 2012

E doesn’t = mc²

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Rearranging the cell’s skeleton

Cell biologists at Johns Hopkins have identified key steps in how certain molecules alter a cell’s skeletal shape and drive the cell’s movement. Results of their research, published in the December 13 issue of Science Signaling, have implications for figuring out … Continue reading

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There is no such thing as a Brontosaurus!

Thanks to Phil Krause Othniel Charles Marsh, a Professor of Paleontology at Yale University, described and named an incomplete (and juvenile) skeleton of Apatosaurus ajax in 1877. Two years later, Marsh announced the discovery of a larger and more complete … Continue reading

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Mini Robot to Remove Stomach Cancer

Researchers of Singapore have come up with a novel idea to remove cancer from the body of a victim. It has been informed that a crab shaped robot has been created which is small in size but of great use. … Continue reading

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The first land plants pretty much ruined the entire planet

The first, moss-like plants emerged on land about 470 million years ago. In just 25 million years, they stripped the planet of vital minerals, wrecked Earth’s carbon cycle, started an ice age, and caused a mass extinction of marine life. … Continue reading

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A spider web’s strength lies in more than its silk

While researchers have long known of the incredible strength of spider silk, the robust nature of the tiny filaments cannot alone explain how webs survive multiple tears and winds that exceed hurricane strength. Now, a study that combines experimental observations of … Continue reading

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