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Future Of West Tied To Saving, Not Extracting, The Land

...an West. Acentury after Frederick Jackson Turner's famous "frontier thesis," the west nowfaces a riding tide of challenges, including relentless development, battlesover public land and environmental blight. The symposium focuses on the interior west composed of eight states of the GreatBasin and Rocky Mou...

Protestors Are Up In Arms Over Experiments That Give Chimps AIDS

...r of the signatories is primatologist JaneGoodall, famous for her studies of wild chimps in Tanzania. Chimps are no longer used in research in many countries, includingBritain and Australia. But in the US, more than 100 of the apes have beeninfected with different strains of HIV since the early 198...

Researchers Uncover 3-D Structure Of Virus Replication Technique

...many viruses,including most retroviruses (the most famous of which is responsible for AIDS)involves inducing changes in the way the virus' genetic material is translatedto produce the next generation. The virus needs to synthesize two differentproteins. Typically, the first protein is involved in building...

New Species Of Human Ancestor

...egion of Ethiopia called the Middle Awash, already famous for othermajor discoveries such as the oldest know...t African species known as A.afarensis, whose most famous representative goes by the name of Lucy. In addition to the cranial and tooth remains of A...

Urban Restorer Sees Trash Trees, Beetles As Signs Of Hope

University Park, Pa. --- Ailanthus, the trash tree famous for growing insidewalk cracks, sewer grates and vacant lots, is usually unwelcome in alandscape architect's plans but Penn State's Ken Tamminga says its presence inPittsburgh's Nine Mile Run area is a sign of hope. So, too, he says was the s...

Walker named a Fellow of the British Royal Society

...collaborators Richard and Meave Leakey,including a famous hominid specimen known as "The Black Skull." In 1995 he andMeave Leakey discovered the skeletal remains of a previously unknown species inthe human lineage, which they named Australopithecus anamensis, that lived about4 million years ago. One of th...

Geologists at UNC-CH discover state's 'most spectacular' fossils

...foundthe first bones. Previously, the most famous North American rauisuchian, Postosuchus, wasfound near Lubbock, Texas. Saurosuchus, a close relative found in Argentina, wasroughly twice as long as the Tar Heel reptile and weighed far more. Growth banding in the new species' bones showed it...

Jurassic period mammal teeth found; prevailing theories challenged

.... "The most conspicuous and hence the most famous land animals of theMesozoic Era were of course the dinosaurs," explained Wyss. "Less widelyappreciated is the fact that furry animals -- mammals -- and dinosaurs sprang onan evolutionary scene at about the same time; the two groups lived side by side...

Kansas decision will leave students with insufficient skills to enter an increasingly technological world

...rles Darwinpublished On the Origin of Species, his famous treatise on evolution. Sincethen, evolution has also been a source of ongoing religious commentary andsometimes controversy. Those defending creationism against evolution argue thata literal reading of Biblical texts should be the basis for the stu...

New evidence pushes back age of sex-determining chromosomes

...uld mix with genes on the X chromosome. The most famous example of such gene clustering is in fish. Male guppies havea number of genes for making flashy fins to attract females, and those genes areclustered on the male sex chromosome. The downside is that the flashiness mayalso attract predators. The fema...

Threatened Galapagos plants are focus of biologist's field guide

...13-island archipelago off the coast ofEcuador made famous in 1845 by naturalist Charles Darwin. In imminent danger of extinction due topressures exerted by man, these and other plants are depicted in Conley K. McMullen's comprehensivefield guide, "Flowering Plants of the Galàpagos." "Many plants nat...

Illinois waterways, waterfowl detailed in new book

...waterfowl biologists. Also covered is the work of famous carvers of wooden duck decoys and duck calls, whose creations were inspired by the state's waterfowl. "There is an indescribable lure about waterfowl that captures our interest, whether we are birdwatchers, conservationists, outdoor enthusiasts or hu...

Human stem cell research leads Science's top ten list of the best scientific advances in 1999

...ly new type of quantum matter-a counterpart to the famous Bose-Einstein condensate ( Science's Top Advance of 1995) made from the other type of elementary particle, the boson. Complex Life Gets a Billion Years Older: This year researchers pushed back the beginnings of complex life by a billion years aft...

Fox Chase Cancer Center molecular biologist named V Foundation Scholar

...way when he proclaimed war against cancer with his famous statement, "DON'T GIVE UPDON'T EVER GIVE UP!" Since its inception, The V Foundation has awarded 62 research and awareness grants and has raised more than $12 million. For more information about The V Foundation, please call 1-800-4-JIMMY V or visit ...

DNA details suggest how human chromosomes break, rearrange and cause a genetic disease

...ic DNA sequences are inclined to protrude from the famous DNA double helix in fragile structures called hairpins. These hairpins are weak points where the DNA can break and rearrange, causing abnormalities of the chromosomes. When chromosomes 11 and 22 break, then exchange genetic material in a balance...

Cloned pig debuts in Science, sets the stage for organ transplants

... Her name is Xena, and she joins that other famous female, Dolly, in the ranks of the barnyard cloned. Xena's debut is reported in the 18 August issue of the international journal, Science . Xena's name underscores one hope for the future of pig cloning-the use of these animals in xenotranspla...

Bio-X grant recipient explores link between molecular chaperones and serious diseases

``You`ve got to know when to fold `em,`` says the famous country western song. Sound advice for playing poker - or making proteins. It turns out that nearly every molecule of protein produced in your body has to be folded into a specific, three-dimensional shape in order to function properly. Because i...

Analysis of Martian meteorite using unique magnetic microscope

...ifornia Institute of Technology had samples of the famous Martian meteorite, ALH84001, and he realized that ...board the meteorite, but they do conclude that the famous meteorites interior remained cool enough to allow such a thing to happen. Previous studies have sho...

Study sheds new light on how the 'mind's eye' works

...youts, cars, animals, food, drawings and photos of famous people and complex patterns. Subsequently, subject...ual images, ranging from animals to caricatures of famous people to photos of celebrities. "Obviously, the brain listens to the input of millions of neurons ...

Galapagos finches sing different mating songs due to evolutionary diversification of beaks, says UMass biologist

...ence that the different courting songs sung by the famous Darwin's finches of the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, may be shaped by the evolutionary diversification of their beaks. Jeffrey Podos details his findings in the Jan. 11 issue of the journal Nature. A portion of the research was conducted during his po...

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