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Researchers put pristine Antarctic peninsula at risk

12 March 2013 – 20:39 |

Men and women wanted for hazardous duty. Small wages. Bitter cold. Long months of complete darkness. Compensations include off-road driving, penguin spotting and no-hassle waste disposal.
That could be a job advertisement for station staff at …

Predictable evolution trumps randomness of mutations

20 February 2013 – 10:10 |

Although mutations, the driver of evolution, occur at random, a study of the bacterium Escherichia coli reveals that nature often finds the same solution to the same problem again and again.
Over time, random mutations enable …

European ministers back research-buddy plan

18 December 2012 – 20:35 |

Europe’s leading scientific institutions could work with less-developed regions to create a new type of research centre, suggests a proposal backed by science ministers last week.
Under the ‘teaming’ proposal, the partners would put forward joint …

Ice may lurk in shadows beyond Moon’s poles

28 September 2012 – 20:11 |

Water ice on the moon may be more widespread¬† than previously thought. Permanent shadows have been spotted far from the lunar poles, expanding the number of sites that would be good candidates for exploration by …