Monthly Archives: July 2011

Science Shorts — July 2, 2011

Topics for this edition: matter-antimatter asymmetry, quantum graininess, insect courtship, telomeres and cancer, Alzheimer’s disease Matter-antimatter asymmetry When the universe was very young – less than a millionth of a second after the big bang – it was also very … Continue reading

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Science Shorts — June 30, 2011

Topics for this edition: galaxy morphology, quasars, pain perception, gene therapy, and cancer. Galaxy classification For decades astronomers have classified galaxies into agreed-upon types based on their visible shapes. One broad type consists of spiral galaxies, and the other of … Continue reading

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