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Sydney Brenner, pioneer of molecular biology, dies at 92 | science

By Jennifer Couzin-Frankel 5, 2019, 15:50 Sydney Brenner, Nobel laureate whose studies on roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans led to pioneering discoveries in genetics and developmental biology, died today in Singapore. He was 92 years old. Brenner discovered basic steps in how DNA uses DNA to make proteins that make life possible. He found that sequences of three DNA bases encode the …

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Hundreds of bubble streams link biology, seismology off Washington's coast

Red stars show locations of methane bubble plumes on Washington's coast. The light gray is the shallow continental shelf, less than 160 meters (175 yards) deep. The blue is the lower margin and abyssal plain, less than 2.8 kilometers (1.7 miles). Credit: Paul Johnson / University of Washington      Off the coast of Washington, columns of bubbles rising from the …

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NASA astronaut Scott Kelly talks about biology, chemistry, physics and space – Israel News

In 2015, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and his cosmonaut colleague Mikhail Kornienko, whom he called his "Russian brother from another mother," and Gennady Padalka embarked on a one-year trip to the International Space Station (ISS), which was studying the impact of space on the human body. "The idea behind this mission was to learn things that will help us get …

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Biology lab strips James Watson of all honorary titles for "reprehensible" race comments

James Watson in a photo from 2015. Photo: Ivan Sekretarev (AP) The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has deprived James Watson, the 90-year-old Nobel laureate, of his release The double helix structure of DNA along with its partner Francis Crick in the 1950's was based on studies by the British chemist Rosalind Franklin. All of his honorary credentials were considered …

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the Nobel Prize winning technology that changed biology

The Nobel Prize for Physics 2018 was awarded to three pioneers of laser technology who have a major impact on the world. Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland were honored for their method of producing high-intensity, ultra-short optical pulses, which are now used in laser eye surgery. The other receiver was Arthur Ashkin for his pioneering work on optical tweezers. This …

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Scientists send astronaut mice into space to study biology

At the next International Space Station replenishment mission, the Space X Dragon will bring coffee, a robot and a range of rodent passengers to help scientists understand biology in space. The lab mice help researchers investigate how weightlessness affects biological processes such as circadian rhythms and microbiomas. "Since a trip to and from Mars is expected to take several years, …

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Extinct gibbon found in the 2,250-year-old tomb of Chinese Noblewoman Archeology, biology

In an approximately 2,200-2,300-year-old royal tomb in Shaanxi Province, China, the remains of a previously unknown genus and species of Gibbon, Junzi imperialis were found Gibbons while playing (circa 1427) of the Xuande Emperor, the fifth emperor of the Ming Dynasty of China. 19659004] Gibbons (Hylobatidae family) have played an important role in Chinese culture for thousands of years and …

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Fossiled Ichthyosaur was pregnant with eight-footed animals when she died

Artistic representation of the pregnant ichthyosaur with cut open embryos. Illustration: Nobumichi Tamura An analysis of the fossil remains of an Ichthyosaur – a Jurassic water reptile – has shown that between six and eight small embryos are packed in its ribs. It is the earliest evidence that Ichthyosaur embryos have ever been found in the British Isles. The fossil, …

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Thoreau's beloved Walden Pond is destroyed by urinating the swimmers

W When Henry David Thoreau tried to simplify his life in 1845, he reached the banks of the Walden Ponds. The Massachusetts Reserve was a quiet sanctuary surrounded by tall oaks and pines and wreathed with wild grapevines. His natural beauty inspired his transcendentalist masterpiece, Walden; or, Living in the Woods Now a mainstay of high school reading lists. But …

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