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Deceitful Spider Pays For Sex And Plays Dead
2011-11-14 05:26:11

Male nursery web spiders (Pisaura mirabilis) prepare silk-wrapped gifts to give to potential mates, and will also 'play dead' if a female moves away and then attempt to re-establish mating.

2011-11-07 16:17:35

The incidence of tuberculosis (TB) in the U.S. is reported as being on the decrease, however untreated infected people act as a reservoir for disease.

2011-11-04 23:06:56

The kiss of life can literally be the difference between life or death for someone who has stopped breathing.

2011-10-31 11:25:06

A mobile workforce can help improve a country's economy but the effects of commuting on the health of commuters and on the costs to industry in terms of sick days is largely unknown.

Marriage Plays Factor In Cancer Survival
2011-10-14 11:21:04

Men and women who have never been married are more likely to die from cancer, according to new research published in the journal BMC Public Health.

A Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galápagos
2011-10-03 04:48:30

New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology untangles the evolutionary relationships between Galápagos mockingbirds and provides information about their parasites to help ensure the birds survival.

Mob Tactics Help Vicious Queen Ants To Reach The Top
2011-09-30 04:21:30

Leptothorax acervorum ants live all over the Northern hemisphere, but their reproductive strategy depends on habitat.

2011-09-28 09:17:26

There is much interest in the unequal health care caused by postcode lotteries.

Milking The Pigeon: Extracting The Mechanisms Involved
2011-09-19 11:45:11

Production of crop milk, a secretion from the crops of parent birds, is rare among birds and, apart from pigeons, is only found in flamingos and male emperor penguins.

2011-09-15 12:50:12

The demand for transparency through publicly available healthcare data is on the rise.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.