Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

August 23, 1996
Salvage Gene Is At The Root Of Many Mutations
Most mutations in yeast DNA are caused, ironically, by the activity of a DNA repair enzyme that acts to salvage irreparably damaged DNA.

Ancient Methane Mirrors Climate Record
Analysis of the methane concentration of fossil air trapped in Greenland ice cores indicates thathte methane levels closely follow other measures of ancient climate change on millenial time scales.

UMass Recycles Food Waste
UMass Amherst has undertaken a three-year $90,000 pilot program to determine how to save money an landfill space by converting food waste from it dining halls and faculty club into compost Savings so far have included hundreds of dollar per month in landfill fees and thousands of ton of free fertilizer for campus use

Oak Ridge's Portal Of Future Putting Emphasis On Security
Department of Energy researchers at Oak Ridge, Tenn., are developing
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