Mutant Butterflies in Japan

Mutant butterflies found in japan, according to an article in Nature Scientific Reports, doi:10.1038/srep00570, 9 August 2012. Scientists from University of the Ryukyus, Nishihara, Okinawa, Japan have studied butterflies from the region affected by the release of radioactive materials from the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant following the great earthquake in March 2011. They collected […]

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Aging Bacteria

Aging bacteria could be useful to science, according to reports in news@nature, Science News and ScienceNOW, 1 Feb 2005. Because bacteria reproduce by dividing into two apparently identical cells, which in turn divide into two identical cells, they have been considered to be immortal. However, a recent study of E. coli bacteria indicates they undergo […]

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Adjustable Focus Glasses

Adjustable focus glasses made, as reported in news@nature and ScienceNOW 3 April 2006. Scientists at the University of Arizona, Tucson, have developed a liquid crystal lens that increases its magnifying power when a small electric current is applied to it. The lens could be used by people who currently need reading glasses or bifocal lenses […]

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