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2014-09-09 23:13:06

Monterey, CA (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 George Keremedjiev, Director of the American Computer & Robotics Museum, announced that this year’s recipient

Study Of Sociable Weavers Shows Everybody Needs Good Neighbors
2014-07-07 03:56:07

A new insight into one of the biggest questions in science – why some animals, including humans, work together to maintain a common good – has been achieved by scientists at the University of Sheffield.

2014-06-04 15:23:01

The social insects, including bees, wasps, ants and termites have developed a highly advanced society where division of labor amongst workers to serve the queen's reproduction has long fascinated biologists who have wanted to uncover the molecular pathways driving the complex behavior of insect societies.

How Gene Expression Differs Between Castes In Ants
2014-01-30 11:53:06

Novel or highly modified genes play a major role in the development of the different castes within ant colonies.

Mongooses Synchronize Births To Escape Infanticide
2013-12-24 07:28:41

Some mammals may have evolved to synchronize births as a way of evading the threat of infanticide, according to a study led by the University of Exeter.

Veil Of Ignorance Is Sometimes Bliss
2013-10-24 08:22:27

A range of examples suggests a lack of information about their fellows can favor cooperation and prevent conflict among animals — and even among genes

2013-10-08 09:46:13

Subordinate female meerkats who try to breed often lose their offspring to infanticide by the dominant female or are evicted from the group.

Monogamy Evolved As A Mating Strategy
2013-07-30 05:38:41

The evolution of monogamy among male mammals appears to have been triggered by the threat of infants being killed by unrelated males, researchers reported on Monday in the journal PNAS.

Mammals Choose Sex Of Their Babies To Promote Life
2013-07-11 12:57:38

Mammals are able to "choose" the sex of their offspring in order to beat the odds and produce extra grandchildren, according to a study published in the journal PLoS ONE.

2013-04-30 23:21:18

A team of researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is proposing a new investigative roadmap for the field of evolutionary developmental biology, or “evo devo,” to better understand how innovation at the genetic level can lead to ecological adaptations over time.


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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