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Gluten-free wheat quest undertaken by farmers
Farmers are paying for genetic research aimed at developing gluten-free wheat that can be eaten by people with celiac disease and other consumers spending millions a year on gluten-free products.
March Equinox on March 20 or 21
The March equinox is around March 20-21 and night and day are nearly the same length. It's the spring equinox in the northern hemisphere and fall equinox in the south.
Scientists discover some DNA is NOT from our ancestors
Cambridge researchers say we acquired essential 'foreign' genes from microorganisms co-habiting their environment in ancient times. The study challenges conventional views that animal evolution relies solely on genes passed down through ancestral lines -
NASA tests massive Space Launch System rocket in Utah desert
NASA and private space firm Orbital ATK test fire a massive solid rocket motor in the Utah desert Wednesday. The Space Launch System rocket, the largest ever built, will enable the space agencies to venture farther into the solar system, opening the possi
Epigenome, a second genetic code, mapped by scientists
Scientists for the first time have mapped out the molecular "switches" that can turn on or silence individual genes in the DNA in more than 100 types of human cells and are responsible for differences between identical twins.
How climate change made humans who we are
Planet Earth was once like Middle Earth, with many kinds of hominins, says Canadian anthropologist and filmmaker Niobe Thompson. In a new documentary series, he explores why we're the only one left and how we became who we are.
Asteroid 2004 BL86 zips safely past Earth
A passing asteroid the size of the world's most massive cruise ships has its own moon, NASA says. It flew safely past the Earth this morning. Try to spot it with binoculars or a telescope tonight.
Chemists find a way to unboil eggs
Univ. of California, Irvine and Australian chemists have figured out how to unboil egg whites, an innovation that could dramatically reduce costs for cancer treatments, food production and other segments of the $160 billion global biotechnology industry,
Huge asteroid 2004 BL86 makes flyby Monday
An asteroid up to 550 metres (1,800 feet) across is headed Earth's way. But don't worry: It will miss us by 1.2 million kilometres (745,000 miles), about three times the distance between Earth and the moon.
P.E.I. fossil named for boy who found it on a beach
In 1995, a nine-year-old boy found an extraordinary fossil on a Prince Edward Island Beach. Nearly 20 years later, Michael Arsenault finally shares the story of the fossil's long journey from the beach to his bedroom to a Toronto museum.
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