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Science News Archive - October 15, 2010

A gene's location on a chromosome plays a significant role in shaping how an organism's traits vary and evolve.

Researchers have developed a genetic tool in mice to speed the discovery of novel genes involved in cancer.

While not an outright failure, a 2010 goal set by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) for staunching the loss of the world's species fell far short of expectations for "The International Year of Biodiversity."

The food chain - the number of organisms that feed on each other — in the world's streams and rivers depends more upon the size of the stream and whether the waterways flood or run dry than the amount of available food resources, Yale University and Arizona State University (ASU) researchers report online in the Oct. 14 issue of the journal Science Express.

Although most people assume that tests are a way to evaluate learning, a wealth of research has shown that testing can actually improve learning.

Using mathematical models, based on actual mobile network data, the researchers demonstrated that malware attacks could be adapted to follow human behavior on social networks.

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Scientists have discovered a new species of carnivorous mammal in eastern Madagascar.

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Unless you are in a field of study related to cell biology, you most likely have never heard of Ndc80.

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A team of Australian scientists has announced that they are looking to create a new, global climate change monitoring network using state of the art technology--and elephant seals.

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New research shows that nature and humans are leaving an indelible mark on rivers and streams, which are affecting the intricate food webs they support.

Word of the Day
ween
  • To think; to imagine; to fancy.
  • To be of opinion; have the notion; think; imagine; suppose.
The word 'ween' comes from Middle English wene, from Old English wēn, wēna ("hope, weening, expectation"), from Proto-Germanic *wēniz, *wēnōn (“hope, expectation”), from Proto-Indo-European *wen- (“to strive, love, want, reach, win”).
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