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Solving 100-year Mystery Of How Birds Sense Light
2014-07-09 03:18:09

Professor Takashi Yoshimura and colleagues of the Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (WPI-ITbM) of Nagoya University have finally found the missing piece in how birds sense light by identifying a deep brain photoreceptor in Japanese quails

Roosters Cock-A-Doodle-Doo Because Of Genes Not Light
2013-03-18 16:01:43

Some of the finest minds in Japan have finally unlocked one of the world’s greatest mysteries, why the rooster crows in the morning. And it's not light that drives them to it.


Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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