Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

June 11, 1996
Race Plus Roaches: A Breathtaking Link
African-Americans are far more likely than Caucasians to develop asthma linked to cockroach sensitivity, according to research from the Johns Hopkins Children's Center

X-ray Galaxy Clusters Evolve On CTC's SP
Scientists have successfully modeled the evolution of a massive cluster of X-ray galaxies using the 512 processor IBM SP at the Cornell Theory Center.

Transgenic Rice Plants Resist Insects, Drought And Salt Damage
Biologists at Cornell and Washington universities have genetically engineered and successfully field tested rice plants that resist some of the most destructive insects as well as salt and drought damage.

In Search Of The Perfect Bluefin, Cornell Anthropologist's Tokyomarket Studies Foster East-West Understanding
When Theodore C. Bestor haunts the wharves of New England and the Tsukiji Wholesale Seafood Market in Tokyo, he's not just looking for really fresh fish.
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