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Science In The News: Dec 30, 2008

Earthquakes on the rise at Yellowstone.

“Scientists wonder if the shaking might presage a larger event. This month’s swarm is the most intense in this area for some years, scientists said. It is centered on the east side of the Yellowstone caldera, a giant basin created in a colossal eruption some 620,000 years ago.”

Smiles come from within.

“From sneers to full-blown smiles, our facial expressions are hardwired into our genes, suggests a new study.”

Food safety and nanotechnology.

“A microscopic biological sensor that detects Salmonella bacteria in lab tests has been developed by an Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist and university colleagues. The sensor could be adapted to detect other foodborne pathogens as well.”

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