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Thread #59418 Message #1568047
Posted By: Amos
21-Sep-05 - 08:24 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Two juicy tidbits from the wonderful world of scientific discovery, the best sort of BS there is:
RESEARCHERS CREATE FUNCTIONING ARTIFICIAL PROTEINS USING NATURE'S RULES, September 21
By examining how proteins have evolved, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have discovered a set of simple "rules" that nature appears to use to design proteins, rules the scientists have now employed to create artificial proteins that look and function just like their natural counterparts.
Full story at http://www.physorg.com/news6663.html
ANTS, NOT EVIL SPIRITS, CREATE DEVIL'S GARDENS IN THE AMAZON RAINFOREST, STUDY FINDS, September 21
For the first time, scientists have identified an ant species that produces its own natural herbicide to poison unwanted plants. Stanford University biologist Deborah M. Gordon and her co-workers describe the findings in the Sept. 22 issue of the journal Nature.
Full story at http://www.physorg.com/news6662.html