Daily Archives: April 12, 2012

How sperm and eggs develop precisely 23 chromosomes each

Researchers at the University of California, Davis have discovered a key tool that helps sperm and eggs develop exactly 23 chromosomes each. The work, which could lead to insights into fertility, spontaneous miscarriages, cancer and developmental disorders, is published April … Continue reading

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No big tsunami this week – thankfully


The magnitude 8.6 earthquake that struck North Sumatra, Indonesia, at 2:38 p.m. local time yesterday did not lead to a tsunami comparable to Indonesia’s 2004 disaster for a couple of reasons.┬áThe magnitude 9.1 earthquake that struck in 2004 and triggered … Continue reading

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H3+: The molecule that made the Universe

In a study that pushed quantum mechanical theory and research capabilities to the limit, University of Arizona researchers have found a way to see the molecule that likely made the universe – or at least the hot and fiery bits … Continue reading

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