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October 13, 2015

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October 13, 2015

Farmers' Responses to Crises Key to Informing Effective Food Security Policy

Oct. 13, 2015 — A better understanding of how farmers in developing countries cope in times of stress is needed if funding to support food security is to be used effectively, according to an English ... read more

Oct. 12, 2015 — A world-first global analysis of marine responses to climbing human carbon dioxide emissions has painted a grim picture of future fisheries and ocean ... read more

Oct. 12, 2015 — The rapid extinction of dinosaurs 65 million years ago gave rise to a stunning variety of bird species over the next few million years, according to new ... read more

Pumpkin Foods May Not Live Up to Healthy Reputation

Oct. 12, 2015 — Pumpkin products proliferate this time of year -- and not just for traditional pies and breads, but for whimsical goodies that may not live up to the pumpkin's healthy reputation. But one expert ... read more

Research Points to Bright Future for Biomass

Oct. 12, 2015 — A potential revolution is unfolding on out-of-the-way logging roads. Researchers are innovating unique ways to make use of forest residues—low quality trees, tree tops, limbs, and chunks that ... read more

Oct. 12, 2015 — For all our love of the simple slice of bread, we don't have a solid understanding of much of the science behind squishy dough, like the interplay between a dough's microstructure and its ... read more

Oct. 12, 2015 — Being able to understand speech is essential to our evolution as humans. Hearing lets us perceive the same word even when spoken at different speeds or pitches, and also gives us extra sensitivity to ... read more

Establishment of Systems Metabolic Engineering Strategies to Develop Microbial Strains

Oct. 12, 2015 — Ten general strategies of systems metabolic engineering have been proposed by experts to successfully develop industrial microbial ... read more

Oct. 12, 2015 — In what they say was a lucky and unexpected finding, researchers say they've discovered that male fruit flies lay down an odorant, or pheromone, that not only attracts females to lay eggs ... read more

'Beeting' High Altitude Symptoms With Beet Juice

Oct. 12, 2015 — One sign of successful acclimatization to altitude is that the blood vessels are able to deliver enough oxygen throughout the body. But normal blood vessel function depends on the body's ability ... read more

Oct. 12, 2015 — Researchers have imaged in unprecedented detail the three-dimensional structure of supercoiled DNA, revealing that its shape is much more dynamic than the well-known double ... read more

Oct. 13, 2015 — An expert statistics researcher is helping conservation efforts for endangered animals utilizing science and statistics with virtual ... read more

Field Widens for Environments, Microbes That Produce Toxic Form of Mercury

Oct. 9, 2015 — Thawing permafrost and contaminated sediment in marine coastal areas pose some of the greatest risks for the production of highly toxic ... read more

Oct. 9, 2015 — Genomicists have sequenced the RNA of the most complicated gene known in nature, using a hand-held sequencer no bigger than a cell phone. The researchers show that a new nanopore sequencer can ... read more

Oct. 9, 2015 — A new study has uncovered the secrets of 'pollen thief' bees -- which take pollen from flowers but fail to act as effective pollinators -- and the threat they pose to certain plant ... read more

Oct. 9, 2015 — Rhesus monkeys were completely protected from the deadly Ebola virus when treated three days after infection with a compound that blocks the virus's ability to replicate. These encouraging ... read more

Oct. 9, 2015 — Researchers have developed a novel mathematical method inspired by Darwinian evolution to use current antibiotics to eliminate or reduce the development of antibiotic-resistant ... read more

Tripped Up by a Bug: Infection May Cause Falls, Especially in Older People, Study Suggests

Oct. 9, 2015 — People who end up in the emergency room because of a fall often are tripped up by an infection, rather than a loose throw rug or poor eyesight, suggests a new ... read more

Oct. 9, 2015 — Many tourists today are drawn to the idea of vacationing in far-flung places around the globe where their dollars can make a positive impact on local people and local wildlife. But researchers ... read more

Oct. 9, 2015 — Researchers describe the ecological peculiarities of Drosophyllum lusitanicum, a plant which feeds on insects it has attracted by producing a sweet ... read more

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