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2014-03-26 11:06:47

Knowing what another person wants is not a trivial issue, particularly when the other's desires are different from our own.

Earthworm Species Thriving In Ireland As Global Temperatures Rise
2012-07-26 07:04:21

Scientists have discovered a thriving population of Mediterranean earthworms in an urban farm in Dublin, Ireland.

2012-07-18 14:46:34

Researchers at UCL and Harvard have found that we punish cheats only when they end up better off than us, in a study that challenges the notion that punishment is motivated by revenge.

2012-07-05 00:40:55

University of Adelaide researchers have discovered that recent climate change is causing leaves of some Australian plants to narrow in size.

Prey Distribution, Not Biomass, Key To Marine Food Chain
2012-05-03 03:30:03

A new study has found that each step of the marine food chain is clearly controlled by the trophic level below it – and the driving factor influencing that relationship is not the abundance of prey, but how that prey is distributed.

Younger Birds Get No Respect
2012-02-09 04:01:34

When mature male white-crowned sparrows duel to win a mate or a nesting territory, a young bird just doesn't get much respect.

Male Spiders Eavesdrop To One-Up Their Rivals
2012-01-04 11:18:01

Just published this month, new research shows how spiders eavesdrop on other males and copy their courtship signals as a likely means of stealing their mate.

Starving Orangutans Could Help Understanding Of Obesity And Eating Disorders
2011-12-14 05:39:58

New research examining how endangered Indonesian orangutans – considered a close relative to humans -- survive during times of extreme food scarcity might help scientists better understand eating disorders and obesity in humans.

New Model Accurately Describes Migratory Animals’ Extinction Risk
2011-11-17 04:14:41

Predicting the risk of extinction is a complicated task, especially for species that migrate between breeding and wintering sites.

Springy Tendons Key To Frogs' Amazing Leaps
2011-11-17 04:08:54

Researchers at Brown University, filming frogs jumping at 500 frames per second with special X-ray technology, show that the frog's tendon stretches as it readies its leap and then recoils, much like a spring, when the frog jumps.


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Biology Letters
2012-05-08 15:31:23

Biology Letters is a peer-reviewed scientific journal split off from the Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences in 2005 after having been published as a supplement. It was originally published quarterly, but switched to bimonthly in 2007. As of May 2012, the editor-in-chief is Brian Charlesworth. Biology Letters publishes short articles from all across biology. All content is assigned to one of the following categories: Animal behavior, Biomechanics, Community ecology,...

Philosophical Transactions Of The Royal Society
2012-05-01 10:12:50

The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society is a scientific journal published by the Royal Society of London. Established in 1665, it is the first journal in the world exclusively devoted to science. It has remained in continuous publication since its inception, making it the world’s longest-running scientific journal. The use of the word “philosophical” in the title derives from the phrase “natural philosophy,” which was the equivalent of what is now generically called...

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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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