The first results from a new study funded by the Cambridge-MIT Institute (CMI) shows that the shells of simple, plankton-like creatures called foraminifera have halved in weight (from 22 micro-grams to 10 micro-grams) as levels of carbon dioxide have risen since the last ice age.
An international team of scientists based in Cambridge, Singapore and California last Friday (26 July 2002) announced the publication in Science of their work describing the sequencing and preliminary analysis of the genome of the Japanese pufferfish, Fugu rubripes.
The latest technology will be on show at The Fitzwilliam Museum this summer in a three-week trial of visitor information systems. The Museum is offering information about its collections through two different systems: state-of-the-art digital audio guides and pioneering wireless computing technology. Visitors will be encouraged to try out both systems and pass comment on their respective merits.
Scientists have shed new light on the origins of the domestic horse. After analysing DNA samples from both ancient and modern horses, researchers have concluded that contemporary horses do not have a single ancestry, but were probably domesticated from several distinct ancestral populations.
Major scientific advances, such as studying the very earliest moments of the Big Bang, finding galaxies beyond the edge of the currently observable universe, creating the next generation of x-ray astronomy satellites and sub-cellular imaging of DNA and other biological materials are all now a step closer