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Antarctica Fish Threatened By Climate Change
2012-02-14 04:19:52

A Yale-led study of the evolutionary history of Antarctic fish and their "anti-freeze" proteins illustrates how tens of millions of years ago a lineage of fish adapted to newly formed polar conditions – and how today they are endangered by a rapid rise in ocean temperatures.

Road Runoff Spurring Spotted Salamander Evolution
2012-02-02 05:00:31

Spotted salamanders exposed to contaminated roadside ponds are adapting to their toxic environments, according to a Yale paper in Scientific Reports.

The Elusive G-spot: Even Scientists Can’t Find It!
2012-01-20 14:38:24

Many an intrepid lover has sought in vain for that legendary spring of erogenous pleasure known in pop culture simply as ‘the G-spot’. Yet mounting research suggests that the mythical female sexual organ may be just that: a myth.

2011-12-23 01:04:22

Yale researchers have uncovered the molecular tricks used by bacteria to fight the effects of fluoride, which is commonly used in toothpaste and mouthwash to combat tooth decay.

2011-12-05 11:17:01

Yale Cancer Center researchers have shown that a tiny genetic variation predicts chances of survival and response to treatment for patients with ovarian cancer.

Image 1 - How Does Your Brain Benefit From Meditation?
2011-11-22 04:57:16

Experienced meditators seem to be able switch off areas of the brain associated with daydreaming as well as psychiatric disorders such as autism and schizophrenia.


Word of the Day
marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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