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Six-Year Drilling Project to Uncover One Million Years of Earth History

...gnetic field has changed in the past, and test the extraordinary but widely held view that Hawaii exists because of a fountain of hot rock material coming from 3,000 kilometers deep in the Earth." The project will produce a continuous 14,500-foot sequence of samples from a bore hole dug into the inactive v...

U.S. Geological Survey 1998 Budget: Increased Support For Drinking Water, Earthquakes And Biological Sciences

...land managers. "The next century will make extraordinary demands on the Nation'swildlife and natural resources," USGS Director Gordon Eaton said. "We canexpect our growing population to consume enormous quantities of water,energy and mineral resources and to push development into areas that areprone to na...

New understanding of crab populations may not bring fishermen's delight

...veral reasons. In particular, the model providesan extraordinary match with 42 years of data gathered from eight fishingregions along the West Coast. The art of ecological modeling is in figuring out howto simplify complex systems to the few most important components while minimizingdistortions. Modelers translate...

Study Sheds Light On Behavior Of Middle-Age 'Undertaker' Bees

...sually removed dead bees for a day ortwo, but "one extraordinary bee remained at the task for 13 days,"Trumbo said. Undertakers respond to the odor of the dead, locating the bodies andcarrying them out of the hive for 50 to 100 meters before dropping them. The researchers also monitored how swiftly undertakers w...

Scientists Identify A Novel Mitotic Regulatory Mechanism

... the binding partners is sequence- specific and extraordinary dependent on phosphorylation of the target sequences. This consensus binding specificity has been shown to correctly predict some novel isomerase targets. Surprisingly, the target sequences are overlapping with antigens recognized by a kn...

New Study Shows Dinosaurs From Gobi Desert Site Killed In Sudden "Sand Slides" Falling From Dunes - Study Also Reports First Dinosaur Tracks From Gobi

...1993, Ukhaa Tolgodis virtually unparalleled in the extraordinary preservation of the specimens ityields. Minuscule...by the paleontologists. This wouldaccount for the extraordinary quality of the Ukhaa Tolgod fossils and wouldexplain why they are always found in the sandstones tha...

University At Buffalo Energy-Conservation Projects Record Highest Savings Among Campuses

...p and excellence, and that commitment has produced extraordinary costsavings." The most critical component of UB's strategy is a $17 million energy-managementproject, launched in 1994 through a partnership with CES/Way International, aHouston-based energy service company, and the local electric utility, NiagaraMo...

Researchers Discover Ways The Ulcer/Cancer Bug Can Trigger Disease

...ection is rife. "This is a rather extraordinary example of a bacterium that can berelatively harmless in some people and cause cancer in others," Gordon says."The challenge is to identify patients who are at risk for developing moreserious disease." Look into the stomach of an infected per...

Remarkable Skull Of Predatory Dinosaur Unearthed On Madagascar

...aleontological jackpot," explained Sampson. "This extraordinary skull ranksamong the best known for any dinosaur." With a total body length of almost 30 feet, Majungatholus was the toppredator of the time on Madagascar, likely feeding on the massive long-neckedsauropod dinosaurs also found there. ...

UB Researcher Developing Method That Employs "Evolution" To Identify New Drug Leads

... to endow compounds in chemical libraries with the extraordinary ability to evolve into the best potential drug candidate for a particular molecular target. Called dynamic combinatorial chemistry, the new method could mean major cost savings for pharmaceutical companies because it has the potential to identify num...

Does Mountain Living Slow Rate Of Molecular Evolution?

... and -- given the extraordinary physiology of hummingbirds -- metabolic factors such as these could have an important influence on genetic mutation rates. But whatev...

Mr. Ples Throws Scientists Into A Tizzy

...f cups of water. "Such a large brain wouldbe quite extraordinary because all of the other Australopithecus africanusbrains are in the mid-400 cc range," Conroy says. In 1984, Conroy and radiologist Michael W. Vannier, M.D., developed away of analyzing fossilized skulls that now is widely used: they image...

News Backgrounder: Duke Primate Center Successfully Fosters Mysterious Aye-Ayes

...ly a delicate tickle. The aye-aye shows an extraordinary skill at detecting insects hiddenbeneath tree bark by tapping its way along a trunk, big ears cupped over thewood, using its keen hearing to distinguish tiny subsurface hollows. It thengnaws into the wood and uses its long finger to fish out the mors...

Studies Suggest Cold Can Protect Valuable Papers

...ons withoutenzymes provides a first glimpse of the extraordinary power of enzymes ascatalysts." To determine speeds at which bonds are broken, the scientists tookadvantage of the fact that heat causes reactions to speed up. In the laboratory,they cooked simple compounds, with bonds representing those t...

Severity Of Classic Heat Stroke Recognized

...o heat wave of July, 1995, indicates that even the extraordinary level ofweather-related mortality -- more than 600 excess deaths in nine days --radically underestimates the real consequences of that episode. In addition tothe pre-hospital deaths, nearly half of the patients admitted to Chicago-areaICUs for heat s...

Scientists Sequence Chlamydia Trachomatis Genome

...od. Its genome, however, has alreadyrevealed some extraordinary secrets. Over time, it appears that this bacteriumhas borrowed genetic information from its human hosts, and it uses thisinformation to tap the resources of the cells and get essential nutrients thatit cannot make. "The Chlamydia trachomatis genom...

First Derivation Of Human Embryonic Stem Cells Reported In Science

...ive diseases. The availability of hES cells opens extraordinary opportunities for tissue transplantation, and for developing cell and gene therapy products with breakthrough medical potential," said Thomas Okarma, Ph.D., M.D., Geron's vice president of research and development. "Further, Gerons proprietary telom...

Plants get the message, too

...st geneticist by training, Coruzzi appreciates the extraordinary value ofusing model systems such as Arabidopsis to study scientific topics that areextremely complex in animal models, such as fruit flies and worms. And insertinggenes or removing them is easier in plants than in many laboratory organisms,she added....

First Dinosaur Embryo Skin Discovered -- Unhatched Embryos Are First Ever Found Of Giant-Plant Eating Dinosaurs

...se of the soft tissue covering baby dinosaurs. The extraordinary new fossils represent a number of scientific firsts: thefirst dinosaur embryos to show fossilized skin; the first known embryos of thegiant plant-eating dinosaurs called sauropods; and the first dinosaur embryosfound in the southern hemisphere. As ...

Greater Prairie Chicken Appears On Comeback Trail In Illinois

... who manage thepopulation did their best, going to extraordinary measures to preserve thispopulation over the years, yet it kept going down and down, owing to the factthat it was just a small relic population that had low genetic diversity. "What we did by bringing in the other birds for genetic management is a cl...

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