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Indonesian Dry Spell Could Have Amplified Ice Age Indonesian Dry Spell Could Have Amplified Ice Age
  • April 15th, 2014
  • The levels of titanium in sediment cores from Lake Towuti indicate that the dry spell in Indonesia 16,000 to 30,000 years ago coincided with the peak of the last ice age.

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Indonesian Dry Spell Could Have Amplified Ice Age

Indonesian Dry Spell Could Have Amplified Ice Age

The levels of titanium in sediment cores from Lake Towuti indicate that the dry spell in Indonesia 16,000 to 30,000 years ago coincided with the peak of the last ice age.

Bats Could Help Protect Rice Against Pests

Bats Could Help Protect Rice Against Pests

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Demystifying Rule-Defying DNA Polymerases

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GeS Nanotechnologies To Make Solar Energy Cheaper

GeS Nanotechnologies To Make Solar Energy Cheaper

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Dendritic Cell Death Helps Curb Inflammation

Dendritic Cell Death Helps Curb Inflammation

By controlling the expression of a molecule called PD-1, scientists hope to be able to curb runaway inflammation.

Rotavirus Infection Accelerates Diabetes In Mice

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The protective immune response to rotavirus infection also triggers harmful autoimmunity that could result in Type I diabetes.

Genetic Road Map For Esophageal Cancer

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An enhanced understanding of the genetic basis of esophageal cancer could help improve treatment for the disease which is especially prevalent in Southeast Asia.

Not Such A Tough Nut To Crack Anymore

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An international group of scientists have cracked the peanut genome, paving the way for genetic improvements in the widely-cultivated crop.

Making Clothes From Sugar

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