Latest University of Toronto Mississauga Stories
An ancient predator species with agile bodies, saw-like teeth and an insatiable appetite for meat survived a major extinction at a time when distant relatives of mammals ruled the Earth.
A reptile that lived 275 million years ago in present day Oklahoma is giving paleontologists a glimpse of the oldest known toothache, predating by 200 million years the previous record for the earliest known evidence of tooth decay in a terrestrial vertebrate.
It makes your skin crawlâ€”a bug that crawls onto your lips while you sleep, drawn by the exhaled carbon dioxide, numbs your skin, bites, then gorges on your blood.
When Professor Joel Levine's team genetically tweaked fruit flies so that they didn't produce certain pheromones, they triggered a sexual tsunami in their University of Toronto Mississauga laboratory.
In a study published in the Dec 24 issue of the online, open-access, peer-reviewed journal PLoS ONE, Judge and co-author Vanessa Bonanno show that, indeed, males with larger heads and mouthparts are more successful in fights with smaller-headed rivals.
- An armed gangster.