What's the News: Fruit fly larvae have unusually high alcohol tolerance, which scientists used to think was because they happen to feed on yeast in rotting fruit. Turns out they're in it for the alcohol, too—as medication. According to a new study.
The researchers started with two lines of mice: normal mice and mice genetically engineered to express green fluorescent protein (GFP), which glows a distinctive green when exposed to blue light, in their cells. They mated normal female mice with .
Many of these black hole seeds then merge to form much larger supermassive black holes. Alternatively, a supermassive black hole seed could come from a giant star, about 100 times the sun's mass, that ultimately forms into a black hole after it runs out of.
Though some estimates claim rates of deforestation have dropped, according to a new United Nations Environmental Program and INTERPOL report [ pdf ], that decrease is simply the result of better cover-up on the part of the criminal cartels that control.
The researchers used a global climate model called GATOR-GCMOM [ PDF ], which incorporates a host of data from satellites and weather stations worldwide. It models how relationships between various environmental conditions, like the presence of clouds .
What we do know is that data collected from 5000 dose response measurements [ pdf ] (abstracted from over 20,000 studies) found that low doses of many supposedly toxic chemicals, metals, pesticides and fungicides either reduced cancer rates below .
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- More than 60 percent of Jefferson County businesses have not provided the data needed to calculate worker refunds for Jefferson County occupational taxes in 2009, a list posted online today by a special master shows. The special.
At the same time, 59 percent say they'd like to lose weight [ PDF ]. At first this seems to contradict the “about right” result, but it can probably be explained by people's reluctance to describe themselves as “overweight,” even if many admit a desire.
What's the News: In the squid world, the body size of male spear squid determines the mating strategies they use. Small male squid, which have no chance of physically competing with their larger rivals, must try to get with the females of the species.
I hate to do this, since he is an advocate for space travel and was the only classically-trained scientist to walk on the Moon (he’s a geologist). However, he’s a climate change denialist. And while everyone is entitled to their opinions, facts are not.
Three years ago, a team of scientists including Kevin Fu, an author of the current paper, demonstrated [ pdf ] that they could interere with defibrillators and eavesdrop on their signals, learning patient names, diagnosis, and information about vital.
But last year, a group of researchers at Northwestern University found that two sheets of the same polymer, like Teflon, can generate static electricity, also called contact electrification ( pdf ). After the discovery, some of the researchers, including.