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  • DNA Sequencing Holds Center Stage

    November 27, 2013 10:46 AM 17

    The death of British biochemist Fred Sanger last week gives us a reason to reflect on one of his two discoveries that earned him the Nobel Prize: a method to sequence the genetic code of a segment of DNA. This method cleverly uses an "imposter" molecule, called a dideoxyribonucleotide, that mimics the usual building blocks of DNA, deoxyribonucleotides

  • SpaceX satellite launching scrubbed

    November 27, 2013 2:39 AM 28

    SpaceX has high hopes for its Falcon 9 booster, which was redesigned and extensively modified to enable launches of heavy communications satellites in a bid to capture a share of the lucrative commercial launch market. Launch of the company's first communications satellite payload was targeted for 5:37 p.m. EST Monday from the Cape Canaveral Air Force

  • Hope for 2015 agreement alive despite ‘dirtiest climate conference on record’

    November 24, 2013 10:09 PM 31

    Pressure mounting on all countries to step up their ambition in cutting emissions Friends of the Earth described Warsaw as “the dirtiest climate conference on record”. Not only did the Polish government host a “coal and climate” summit to coincide with the 19th Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, but the UNFCCC’s secretariat

  • Taking off for the wild side

    November 24, 2013 11:20 AM 24

    November 24 2013 at 09:00am By PAIGE SUTHERLAND Cape Town - Most visitors flock to the most obvious attractions like Table Mountain, Cape Point, or a wine tour. But add a bit of flair to the old faithfuls, and you’ll have an experience you’ll remember forever. Taking on the challenge, I put on my tourist hat, took the adrenalin plunge and got to see first-hand

  • Nuclear Physicist: Cosmic Rays Could Reveal If We're Actually Living In The Matrix

    November 21, 2013 8:01 AM 31

    However this idea may not simply be science fiction — "cosmic rays" could reveal that we are indeed living in a simulated universe. According to Discover magazine, physicists can offer us the ability to test whether we live in our own virtual Matrix by studying radiation from space. Cosmic rays are the fastest particles that exist and originate in far-flung

  • Growing Clamor About Inequities of Climate Crisis

    November 20, 2013 6:32 PM 26

    Calling the climate crisis “madness,” the Philippines representative vowed to fast for the duration of the talks. Malia Talakai, a negotiator for the Alliance of Small Island States, a group that includes her tiny South Pacific homeland, Nauru, said that without urgent action to stem rising sea levels, “some of our members won’t be around.” From the time a scientific