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2014-01-02 10:18:09

New research by scientists at the University of Exeter has shown that cells demonstrate remarkable flexibility and versatility when it comes to how they divide - a finding with potential links to the underlying causes of many cancers.

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.

2013-11-12 10:42:48

High levels of tungsten in the body could double the risk of suffering a stroke.

Channels In Antarctic Ice Shelf Will Help Predict Future Of Antarctic Ice
2013-10-07 04:31:47

The discovery of hundreds of kilometers worth of channels beneath a floating ice shelf in Antarctica could help experts understand how the ice will respond to changes in environmental conditions.

New Island Formation In The Maldives Should Not Be Restricted By Future Sea Level Rise
2013-09-26 12:23:48

The continued accumulation of sand within the iconic ring-shaped reefs inside Maldivian atolls could provide a foundation for future island development new research suggests.

Cheats Of The Bird World
2013-09-25 08:49:56

Cuckoo finches that lay more than one egg in their victims' nests have a better chance of bamboozling host parents into fostering their parasitic young, a study has found.

Wings Of The Morpho Butterfly Inspire New Wave Of Technologies
2013-09-10 06:40:03

The stunning iridescent wings of the tropical blue Morpho butterfly might expand the range of innovative technologies according to a new study from an international team of researchers.

2013-07-25 09:52:51

New research from the University of Exeter and King's College London has shown how a population of brown trout can survive in the contaminated waters of the River Hayle in Cornwall where metal concentrations are so high they would be lethal to fish from unpolluted sites.

Noise Of Passing Ships Disrupts Feeding For The Common Shore Crab
2013-07-11 12:23:52

A study published in the journal Animal Behaviour found that the noise of passing ships disrupts feeding for the common shore crab.

Feeding Winter Birds Not Helpful
2013-06-24 14:36:31

Freezing temperatures and a layer of snow may make us feel sorry for any birds that remain up north during the winter months, but a new study in the journal Scientific Reports has found feeding these birds may not convey any benefits with respect to breeding.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.