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2010-07-01 10:55:00

Max Planck researchers have uncovered an ingenious evolutionary trick: a signaling chain is allocated several functions, enabling optimal adaptation to environmental conditions.

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2010-07-01 07:10:31

Sex pheromone production in European corn borer races explored -- tracking the origin of new species.

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2010-06-27 13:20:32

Journeys across several time zones make our internal body clocks go haywire.

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2010-06-22 14:26:00

EU citizens should be able to determine for themselves under which national law they want to bequeath their estate.

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2010-06-22 12:10:21

Until recently, the disastrous scale of the threat posed by salmon farms to the fauna and National Park of the Aysén region of southern Chile was entirely unknown.

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2010-06-16 10:05:02

How postpartum depression arises and how it could be prevented.

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2010-06-06 07:08:01

High testosterone in house sparrows darkens their bill.

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2010-06-03 07:38:06

Scientists from Tübingen reveal an evolutionary dilemma: plants that are more resistant to disease grow more slowly and are less competitive than susceptible relatives when enemies are rare.

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2010-05-19 13:20:54

Communication across species boundaries by echolocation calls in bats.

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2010-05-12 13:35:00

The downside of marriage for women: the greater a wife’s age gap from her husband, the lower her life expectancy


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