Archive: 11/1/2006

Microbes compete with animals for food by making it stink

Microbes may compete with large animal scavengers by producing repugnant chemicals that deter higher species from consuming valuable food resources -- such as decaying meat, seeds and fruit, a new study suggests.

dateNov 01, 2006 in
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Revealing the mysteries of galaxy formation

As the AKARI satellite nears completion of its All Sky Survey, it has released two stunning images of the Large Magellanic Cloud. AKARI is an infrared astronomical satellite from the Japan Aerospace Exploration ...

dateNov 01, 2006 in Astronomy
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Salt intake is strongly associated with obesity

A study published in the journal “Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases” refutes the frequently repeated claims that a comprehensive salt reduction would not produce any overall health benefits, or would even increase diseases ...

dateNov 01, 2006 in Medical research
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First global analysis of sexual behaviour

A groundbreaking study, which provides the first ever comprehensive analysis of sexual behaviour around the world, is published today in the Lancet, as part of a major series on sexual and reproductive health.

dateNov 01, 2006 in Health
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