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violence shaped the male face
2014-06-09 11:14:33

Throughout history, men have had a well-earned reputation for violence and a new study concludes that masculine facial features evolved as a result of that violence.

Genetic Mix Of Bacterial Diversity Found In One Milliliter Of Sea Water
2014-04-25 11:33:10

Countless marine microbes called Prochlorococcus are the primary basis for most ocean food webs, yet microbiologists know very little about the diversity with this group of photosynthetic bacteria.

Kleiber's Law Helps Explain The Shape Of Evolution
2014-02-18 06:34:32

During its lifetime, the heart of a mouse beats about the same number of times as an elephant. However, the mouse only lives about a year, while the elephant might live to the age of 70.

Biofluorescence In Fish
2014-01-09 15:16:51

A new study has found biofluorescence in over 180 fish species and opened the door to the discovery of new fluorescent proteins that could be used in biomedical research.

2013-11-11 21:31:03

Engineering has always taken cues from biology.

Conservation Biologists Work Very Hard According To Study
2013-08-13 12:24:30

An international study of the work habits of conservation biologists suggests that they do work very hard — producing a substantial amount of work late at night and over weekends.

Simple Moss Plants Outperform Us By Gene Number
2013-08-05 11:28:48

A group of German, Belgian and Japanese scientists, coordinated by Professor Ralf Reski from the University of Freiburg, Germany, published a new study where they describe 32,275 protein-encoding genes from the moss Physcomitrella patens.

Internet Technology Records, Preserves Sounds Of Species
2013-07-16 08:39:11

It has been historically difficult to monitor and identify the thousands of species living in tropical ecosystems. But using newly developed recording systems, researchers are now doing so much more easily.


Word of the Day
saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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