Science News Archive - March 03, 2008
By Maria Callier An Air Force Office of Scientific Research-funded scientist has identified manganese complexes in the bacterium Deinococcus radioduran that resists the damaging effects of radiation.
Venezuelan scientists and military officers took part in the countryâ€™s first visit to Antarctica. The 15-day voyage took the crew 2,300 miles over the span of 15 days before reaching its destination on Friday.
British researchers noted last week that as much as 10 percent of children may suffer from defective working memory which can cause them to appear as underachievers in the classroom.
Rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide are believed to reduce the ability of some plants to withstand freezing, and the authors of the BioScience study suggest that global warming could lead to more freeze and thaw fluctuations in future winters.
Scientists in New Zealand have discovered a rare, endangered frog breeding in the Karori Wildlife Sanctuary, near the capital of Wellington.
ROCK HILL, S.C., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Duke Energy Foundation is giving $1 million for development of the Museum of Life and the Environment on the Catawba River at I-77 in York County.
Throughout the world, amateurs, experts and the media agree that prolonged jogging raises people's spirits. And many believe that the bodyâ€™s own opioids, so called endorphins, are the cause of this. But in fact this has never been proved until now.
Academic makes key additions to the Schwarz-Christoffel formula
Although still relatively unknown to the general public, an archaeological method that is being practiced at several locations around the world helps scientists overcome such bias toward large, readily noticeable sites.
Pigeons prevented from taking naps in the afternoon sleep more intensely at night
- A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.