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February 2018

Whites Need Not Apply Says Pomona College Geology Class Professor – Daily Headlines

Whites Need Not Apply Says Pomona College Geology Class Professor – Daily Headlines

Enrollment is tight for professor Linda Reinen’s geology class at Pomona College. c So you had better be the right race or a member of some other perceived disadvanged group if you expect to make the grade.Reinen plans to use a racial preference system to decide who gets to take…

Would You Eat Food Made With “Trash?”

Would You Eat Food Made With “Trash?”

Would you eat ketchup made from tossed-out tomatoes? Drink beer made with stale scraps of bread?If so, join the club. A growing number of companies are making food and drink products out of ingredients traditionally considered waste. And, according to new research, consumers increasingly accept—and even prefer—such products.“Consumers are actually…

KAT2A coupled with the α-KGDH complex acts as a histone H3 succinyltransferase

KAT2A coupled with the α-KGDH complex acts as a histone H3 succinyltransferase

Altmetric: 30 Letter KAT2A coupled with the α-KGDH complex acts as a histone H3 succinyltransferaseYugang Wang1n1, Yusong R. Guo2n1, Ke Liu3, Zheng Yin4, Rui Liu1, Yan Xia1, Lin Tan5, Peiying Yang5, Jong-Ho Lee1, Xin-jian Li1, David Hawke6, Yanhua Zheng1, Xu Qian7, Jianxin Lyu7, 8, Jie He9, Dongming Xing10, 11, 12n2,…

Biodegradable cleaning products and eco-friendly plastics from mushroom waste — ScienceDaily

Biodegradable cleaning products and eco-friendly plastics from mushroom waste — ScienceDaily

More than 50,000 tonnes of mushroom waste are generated in Europe each week, posing an environmental challenge for the main industries that market this product worldwide. The new European project Funguschain aims to obtain high antimicrobial and antioxidant substances from these residues applicable to sectors as varied as food, cleaning…

The Case for Going to Venus

The Case for Going to Venus

David Grinspoon looked as if someone had died. It was January 2017, and the astrobiologist had just received bad news.NASA had recently announced the results of its Discovery Program competition, which would decide where the agency would send its next outer space probe. The options: two asteroid missions or two individual Venus…

Citizen scientists to rescue 150 years of cosmic images : Nature News & Comment

Citizen scientists to rescue 150 years of cosmic images : Nature News & Comment

AASThe Astonomy Rewind project aims to resurrect old astronomy figures, such as this 1905 image of the Orion Nebula.‘Lost’ images from astronomy journals are being rediscovered through a citizen-science project that launched on 22 March — a potential boon to researchers looking for changes in the Universe. 'Astronomy Rewind' harnesses volunteers to…

Experts Reconstruct the Face of a Mesolithic-Era Teenager

Experts Reconstruct the Face of a Mesolithic-Era Teenager

Around 9,000 years ago, a young woman died and was buried in a cave in central Greece. Archaeologists unearthed her bones in the 1990s, but much about the Mesolithic-era woman remains unknown: her name, her precise age, the cause of her death. Thanks to a new and meticulous facial reconstruction,…

Mechanism behind precise spinal cord development found — ScienceDaily

Mechanism behind precise spinal cord development found — ScienceDaily

Scientists have uncovered how nerve cells in the spinal cord are organized in precise patterns during embryo development -- a finding that could give insight into regenerative medicine.Read More

Why is the Pentagon a Pentagon?

Why is the Pentagon a Pentagon?

It is one of the most recognizable buildings in the world, and not just because it symbolizes America’s military. It was also the location of one of America’s most horrific terrorism events after American Airlines Flight 77 slammed into the building on September 11, 2001, killing 184 people—64 on the plane,…

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