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2011-02-01 10:59:44

In a demonstration of "reverse-ecology," biologists at the University of California, Berkeley, have shown that one can determine an organism's adaptive traits by looking first at its genome and checking for variations across a population.

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2011-01-13 14:57:51

Analysis method can locate satellite galaxies based on the ripples they create in the hydrogen gas.

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2011-01-11 10:33:46

An unusual galaxy with gas jets could explain how starforming galaxies become red and dead.

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2010-12-22 15:15:00

Richard Muller is a guy who thinks spouting fun physics facts will make you the life of the party -- and his new book, "The Instant Physicist: An Illustrated Guide," may just convince you he's right.

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2010-12-20 09:34:40

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have developed a new technique that allows plasmon lasers to operate at room temperature, overcoming a major barrier to practical utilization of the technology.

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2010-12-16 14:34:47

Older people have a hard time keeping a lid on their feelings, especially when viewing heartbreaking or disgusting scenes in movies and reality shows, psychologists have found.

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2010-12-09 07:02:01

Like the mute button on the TV remote control, our brains filter out unwanted noise so we can focus on what we're listening to.

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2010-12-01 10:10:00

Beauty and truth aren't the first things that come to mind, for most people, when they think about math. Berkeley math professor Edward Frenkel is trying to change that.

2010-11-25 22:14:57

In the developing world, reducing greenhouse gas emissions is often seen as being in conflict with alleviating poverty, since improving the standard of living is usually associated with increased energy use.

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2010-11-23 10:35:00

Questions and answers with UC Berkeley parenting guru Christine Carter.


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2009-07-14 16:50:21

Einsteinium is a metallic synthetic element with the symbol Es and atomic number 99. It became the seventh transuranic (atomic number higher than 99) element produced. It was named for Albert Einstein. It is an element found within the actinoid series which includes Actinium. Though it has only been produced in small amounts, it has been accurately determined to be silver in coloration. Like all synthetic elements, einsteinium isotopes are highly radioactive and are extremely toxic. Besides...

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Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.