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2010-04-12 09:01:25

Researchers at Uppsala University have developed a new method for identifying genetic variation, including mutations, in active genes.

2010-04-02 11:40:00

The hunter-gatherers who inhabited the southern coast of Scandinavia 4,000 years ago were lactose intolerant.

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2010-03-11 09:00:00

The domestication of animals and plants is the most important technological innovation during human history.

2010-02-18 12:32:42

Extracts from seeds of the Moringa oleifera tree can be used for water purification.

2010-02-18 12:27:25

According to forecasts by the International Energy Agency (IEA), production of natural gas within the EU will decline from the 2006 level of 216 billion cubic metres per year (Gm3/year) to 90 Gm3/year by 2030, even as demand for gas is expected to rise significantly.

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2010-02-16 14:30:00

The putative skull of Saint Bridget (Birgitta) of Sweden that has been kept in a shrine in Vadstena Abbey is probably not authentic.

2010-01-19 17:29:13

A new study by a research team at Uppsala University shows how new functions can develop in an enzyme.

2010-01-14 13:10:09

When ribosomes produce protein in all living cells, they do so through a chemical reaction that happens so fast that scientists have been puzzled.

2009-12-17 14:25:51

It should be possible to use therapeutic vaccines to create both cheap and effective drugs for diseases like cancer and allergies.

2009-12-15 20:52:31

Researchers at Uppsala University, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and Broad Institute have discovered a previously unknown gene ZBED6 that is unique to placental mammals.


Word of the Day
cowpooling
  • The practice of two or more parties jointly purchasing all or part of a butchered cow and dividing the meat between them.
The word 'cowpooling' was formed on the model of 'carpooling'.