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November 25, 2015

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November 25, 2015

Nov. 25, 2015 — Many birds travel in flocks, sometimes migrating over thousands of miles. But how do the birds decide who will lead the way? Researchers now have some new insight based on studies in homing pigeons. ... read more

Nov. 25, 2015 — Genes for important skin proteins arose in a common ancestor shared by humans and turtles 310 million years ago, a genome comparison has ... read more

Nanoparticles Simplify DNA Identification and Quantification

Nov. 25, 2015 — Researchers have been aiming to improving the speed and accuracy of current diagnostics for veterinary ... read more

Lidar Scanning Can Help Identify Structurally Heterogeneous Forest Areas

Nov. 25, 2015 — The inequality of tree sizes in a forest is an important factor affecting its structure and ecology. Forest management practices favoring natural regeneration can result in greater heterogeneity and ... read more

Nov. 24, 2015 — Researchers report for the first time that the 'living' bridges army ants of the species Eciton hamatum build with their bodies are more sophisticated than scientists knew. The ants ... read more

Safety Last?

Nov. 24, 2015 — With the globalization of our food supply, food safety issues are a major concern for both public health and for the food industry. Media and industry warn consumers of major recalls and problems ... read more

Nov. 24, 2015 — The damaging effects of carbon dioxide emissions from tourism could eventually be eliminated if travelers paid just US$11 per trip, according to a new study. Global tourism is largely dependent on ... read more

Nov. 24, 2015 — Don't have room for dessert? The bacteria in your gut may be telling you something. Twenty minutes after a meal, gut microbes produce proteins that can suppress food intake in animals, reports a ... read more

Nov. 24, 2015 — Simply oscillating its fins is all a flounder, a flat fish, needs to do to resuspend sand and quickly disappear beneath it to hide. By discovering the physics at play, researchers are hoping to ... read more

Nov. 24, 2015 — Biologists have succeeded in inducing one species of flatworm to grow heads and brains characteristic of another species of flatworm without altering genomic sequence. The work reveals physiological ... read more

Nov. 24, 2015 — The enormous, solitary leatherback sea turtle spends most of its long life at sea. After hatching and dispersing across the world's oceans, only the female leatherbacks return to their natal ... read more

Use of Antivirals in Retrovirus-Infected Cats

Nov. 24, 2015 — A number of antiviral drugs are licensed and widely used for the treatment of specific viral infections in humans. Potential new agents are also being investigated that it is hoped will overcome ... read more

Nov. 24, 2015 — A 'dinosaur' fossil originally discovered on Prince Edward Island, Canada, has been shown to have steak knife-like teeth, and researchers have changed its name to Dimetrodon borealis -- ... read more

Nov. 24, 2015 — An exciting advance provides hope for developing novel potential method of treating pneumococcal diseases such as bacterial pneumonia, meningitis and septicaemia. A team of researchers uses a ... read more

Nov. 24, 2015 — Online shopping is booming. Scientists examined the microbiological safety, packaging and labeling of a variety of raw milk cheeses sold online. Of 108 cheeses from seven different European ... read more

Nov. 24, 2015 — A common criticism of a total transition to wind, water and solar power is that the US electrical grid can't affordably store enough standby electricity to keep the system stable. Now a ... read more

Nov. 24, 2015 — New analysis reveals a strong correlation between precolonial institutions in Africa and current levels of deforestation. Researchers suggest that many of these structures still operate at a local ... read more

Nov. 24, 2015 — The transportation sector has the capacity to nearly halve its carbon dioxide emissions by 2050 and, hence, to contribute far more than previously thought to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. ... read more

Taking Care of Old Oil Wells

Nov. 24, 2015 — Thousands of old offshore oil wells will have to be plugged to prevent them leaking, an expensive exercise. Researchers are now proposing a solution that may offer some relief for what is a major ... read more

Corn Snake Genome Sequenced for the First Time

Nov. 24, 2015 — Among the 5,000 existing species of mammals, more than 100 have their genome sequenced, whereas the genomes of only 9 species of reptiles (among 10,000 species) are available to the scientific ... read more

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