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October 9, 2015

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October 9, 2015

Oct. 8, 2015 — A mammalian photoreceptive protein melanopsin spontaneously releases the chromophore retinal, say researchers. The property would be important to regulate non-visual photoreception in ... read more

Oct. 8, 2015 — Scientists have described ancient water flows and lakes on Mars, and what this might mean about the ancient ... read more

Oct. 8, 2015 — New research gives researchers a unique glimpse at how humans develop an ability to use tools in childhood while nonhuman primates -- such as capuchin monkeys and chimpanzees -- remain only ... read more

Fracking Industry Wells Associated With Premature Birth

Oct. 8, 2015 — Expectant mothers who live near active natural gas wells operated by the fracking industry in Pennsylvania are at an increased risk of giving birth prematurely and for having high-risk pregnancies, ... read more

Waste Water Treatment Plants Fail to Completely Eliminate New Chemical Compounds

Oct. 8, 2015 — Fish caught near waste water plants display a higher rate of endocrine disruptors, researchers have found. Deformities, feminization and fall in reproductive capacity are some of the effects that ... read more

Oct. 8, 2015 — Biologists have compared a database of modern ants with a database of fossil ants. The analysis has shown in which locations fossilized ants are more related to the ants now living in the same area ... read more

Decrease in Antimicrobial Use in Animals in Denmark

Oct. 8, 2015 — Antimicrobial use in animals has decreased in 2014 due mainly to decreased consumption in the pig production. In general very little of the critically important antimicrobials – which are used to ... read more

Oct. 8, 2015 — As record ocean temperatures cause widespread coral bleaching across Hawaii, scientists confirm the same stressful conditions are expanding to the Caribbean and may last into the new year, prompting ... read more

Oct. 8, 2015 — Working with gut stem cells from humans and mice, scientists have successfully grown healthy intestine atop a 3-D scaffold made of a substance used in surgical ... read more

Oct. 7, 2015 — Wheat is vulnerable. Among the most damaging diseases that affect wheat crops across the world are rusts. These parasites cannot grow without infecting a host plant, and are responsible for some of ... read more

Oct. 7, 2015 — In support of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), researchers have developed a concept for a more accurate method of delivering certain types of messages that could even warn users to avoid ... read more

Oct. 7, 2015 — Thanks to a lucky conjunction of two satellites, a ground-based array of all-sky cameras, and some spectacular aurora borealis, researchers have uncovered evidence for an unexpected role that ... read more

Oct. 7, 2015 — A sneezing monkey, a walking fish and a jewel-like snake are just some of a biological treasure trove of over 200 new species discovered in the Eastern Himalayas in recent years, according to a new ... read more

Oct. 7, 2015 — Biologists have found new types of specialized fungal parasites that attack the nests of leaf-cutter ants and their relatives. The discovery could provide clues for controlling the agricultural and ... read more

Oct. 7, 2015 — Research into differences between chimpanzees and bonobos in 'preparation' for tool use reveals intriguing sex bias in object manipulation in young chimpanzees -- one that is partly ... read more

Oct. 7, 2015 — A 48-million-year-old horse-like equoid fetus has been discovered at the Messel pit near Frankfurt, Germany according to a new ... read more

Oct. 7, 2015 — There have been many estimates for when the earth's inner core was formed, but scientists have used new data which indicates that the Earth's inner core was formed 1-1.5 billion years ago ... read more

Oct. 7, 2015 — A new study of sorghum explores the genetics of heterosis, the process by which hybrid plants perform better than the parent varieties used to create them. The new study fills in some of the gaps ... read more

Oct. 7, 2015 — Scientists interested in the early-hominid-like behavior of capuchin monkeys in Brazil are concerned that the animals will lose critical habitat with the expansion of industrial agriculture in their ... read more

New Treatment Extends Shelf Life of Bananas

Oct. 7, 2015 — Scientists investigated the possibility of improving shelf life of bananas by using a postharvest dip of lysophosphatidylethanolamine (LPE). Bananas that were about 75% green were dipped in solution ... read more

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