Archive: 05/1/2008

Dwarf cloud rat rediscovered after 112 years

A team of Filipino and American scientists have rediscovered a highly distinctive mammal -- a greater dwarf cloud rat -- that was last seen 112 years ago. Furthermore, it has never before been discovered in ...

May 01, 2008
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Study to explore maternal bond

University of Manchester researchers are studying the bond between mothers and their babies to see if levels of sensitivity towards the child are different for healthy women and those with mental health problems such as post-natal ...

May 01, 2008
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Young songbirds babble before they learn to sing

Young songbirds babble before they can mimic an adult’s song, much like their human counterparts. Now, in work that offers insights into how birds—and perhaps people—learn new behaviors, MIT scientists have found that ...

May 01, 2008
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Don't Spoil a Good Picnic

Ants and bad weather aren’t the only things that can ruin a picnic. When food gets too hot or too cold, the chances of contamination and food-borne illness increase. Taking a few preventative measures when dining outdoors ...

May 01, 2008
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New findings may help prevent stomach cancer

Prompt treatment of a microbe that causes stomach ulcers and other ailments can reverse damage to the lining of the stomach and ultimately prevent one of the most lethal forms of cancer from developing there, MIT researchers ...

May 01, 2008
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New fossil bird found

Details of a fabulous new fossil bird from the world-famous fossil deposits of Liaoning in China, are published this week in the journal Science in China. Details of the bird's bone structure and feathers are ex ...

May 01, 2008
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