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2011-06-27 23:39:40

Marine shallow water sandy bottoms on the surface appear desert-like and empty, but in the interstitial space between the sand grains a diverse fauna flourishes.

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2011-06-13 06:20:00

Parrots and Corvids frequently astonish researchers investigating animal intelligence, in particular when it comes to solving technical problems.

2011-04-25 16:22:58

Life on Earth would be impossible, without the metabolic capacities of the smallest of all living forms, the Bacteria and the Archaea.

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2011-04-06 09:39:29

The quantum physics of tailor-made organic macro-molecules – For the first time - as presented in Nature Communications - the quantum behavior of molecules consisting of more than 400 atoms was demonstrated by quantum physicists based at the University of Vienna in collaboration with chemists from Basel and Delaware.

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2010-07-28 13:40:53

According to a new study, dogs "automatically imitate" the body movements of their owners.

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2010-05-20 12:41:40

One type of turtle possesses an extraordinary organ that lets the reptile breathe underwater and stay submerged for many months.

2009-09-02 08:23:20

In a commentary "The Boundless Carbon Cycle", published in the September issue of "Nature Geoscience", scientists from the University of Vienna, Uppsala University in Sweden, University of Antwerp, and the U.S. based StroudTM Water Research Center argue that current international strategies to mitigate manmade carbon emissions and address climate change have overlooked a critical player

2009-07-30 19:00:00

Nine-year-old children can and should learn how to perform CPR, a study of 147 Austrian schoolchildren indicates. After a four-month study of children who received six hours of life-support training, Fritz Sterz of the Medical University of Vienna found 86 percent performed CPR correctly, the university said in a news release Thursday. The usefulness of CPR training in schools has been questioned since young students may not have the physical and cognitive skills needed to perform such...

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2008-12-08 15:05:00

Researchers at the University of Vienna, Austria, suggest that dogs have a sense of fairness and jealousy.


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