Antimicrobial Paints Have a Blind Spot

Antimicrobial Paints Have a Blind Spot Spore-forming bacteria survive on surfaces coated with antimicrobial, latex paints Amanda Morris Antimicrobial paints offer the promise of extra protection against bacteria. But Northwestern University researchers caution that these paints might be doing more ...

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Taming the genome’s “jumping” sequences

EPFL scientists have discovered how a family of proteins that regulates the activity of transposable elements in the genome allows them to make inheritable changes to the growing fetus. Taming the genome’s “jumping” sequences The human genome is fascinating. Once ...

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The Solid Heart of Mercury has Been Discovered: the Internal Structure is Similar to the Earth’s The research revealed the presence of a solid part in the internal structure of Mercury, which represents 50% of the entire core. This finding, ...

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Students Chart a Course to Enceladus

Students Chart a Course to Enceladus 2019 Caltech Space Challenge tasked student teams with designing a mission to Saturn’s icy moon Where there is water, there may be life, which is why students participating in the 2019 Caltech Space Challenge ...

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Usurp the Burp

Marine ecologist Jennifer Smith has been cultivating Asparagopsis taxiformis seaweed in her lab at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Researchers have found that adding small amounts of this seaweed to cattle feed can dramatically reduce methane-laden cow burps. Photos by Erik ...

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