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2012-01-27 10:35:27

Like a magician employing sleight of hand, the protein mitoNEET -- a mysterious but important player in diabetes, cancer and aging -- draws the eye with a flurry of movement in one location while the subtle, more crucial action takes place somewhere else.

Physicists Mimic Jupiter's Trojan Asteroids Inside Single Atom
2012-01-25 04:06:50

Rice University physicists have gone to extremes to prove that Isaac Newton's classical laws of motion can apply in the atomic world: They've built an accurate model of part of the solar system inside a single atom of potassium.

2012-01-12 21:48:38

A Rice University laboratory has found a way to turn common carbon fiber into graphene quantum dots, tiny specks of matter with properties expected to prove useful in electronic, optical and biomedical applications.

2012-01-12 21:35:49

Racial discrimination may be harmful to your health, according to new research from Rice University sociologists Jenifer Bratter and Bridget Gorman.

2012-01-12 12:16:11

New evidence this week supports a theory developed five years ago at Rice University to explain the electrical properties of several classes of materials -- including unconventional superconductors -- that have long vexed physicists.

2012-01-10 21:24:29

A new study by Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy illustrates a disconnect between government funding of biomedical research by young investigators and a novel standard by which to judge it: the Nobel Prize.

2012-01-09 19:45:20

Rice University researchers have figured out what gives armchair nanotubes their unique bright colors: hydrogen-like objects called excitons.

Graphene Rips Follow Rules
2012-01-06 04:36:00

Research from Rice University and the University of California at Berkeley may give science and industry a new way to manipulate graphene, the wonder material expected to play a role in advanced electronic, mechanical and thermal applications.

Image 1 - Close Family Ties Keep Microbial Cheaters In Check
2011-12-17 04:14:20

Any multicellular animal, from a blue whale to a human being, poses a special challenge for evolution. Most of the cells in its body will die without reproducing; only a privileged few will pass their genes to the next generation.

2011-12-02 01:58:36

Some atheist scientists with children embrace religious traditions for social and personal reasons.


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The word 'donative' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to give'.
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