Friday, January 12, 2007

Bullet News

* From 'Nature Structural & Molecular Biology' an article, (Heme is involved in microRNA processing) about microRNAs (miRNAs) and how their regulating functions impact the expression of protein-coding genes.

* From ( astro-ph/0610377) an article addressing the question of whether intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe. If you are interested in this field this article has some details about detection issues.

* Do pileated woodpeckers get headaches? After all they hammer their heads into trees with great force.

"During courtship, male woodpeckers will drum up to 12,000 times a day," he said. "If they were to say to their mates, 'Not tonight, honey, I've got a headache,' woodpeckers wouldn't advance."

Not an excuse for a woodpecker.


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