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Forensics May Rely On 'Microbial Clock' To Establish Time Of Death
2013-09-25 07:56:45

[ Watch the Video: Time Of Death Determined By Microbial Clock ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Forensic scientists already have an extensive toolbox of techniques for determining the time of death in cases involving human corpses, but an intriguing new study led by the University of Colorado may just give them a new one. The findings, published in the new online science and biomedical journal eLIFE, describe a microbial clock that is essentially the lock-step...

Methane Secrets Hold Key To Understanding Planetary Interiors
2013-09-12 14:28:33

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers, publishing a paper in the journal Nature Communications, say their study on methane's secrets will help scientists better understand the chemistry of planetary interiors. Hydrocarbon methane (CH4) is one of the most abundant molecules in the universe, but its behavior under the conditions found in planetary interiors is poorly understand due to contradictory information from various modeling studies. Studying various...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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