Archive: 05/10/2011

Wild animals age too

Until now, the scientific community had assumed that wild animals died before they got old. Now, a Spanish-Mexican research team has for the first time demonstrated ageing in a population of wild birds (Sula ne ...

dateMay 10, 2011 in Plants & Animals
shares0 comments 6

No safety in numbers for moths and butterflies

Scientists at the University of Leeds (UK) are to investigate how lethal viruses attack differently sized populations of moths and butterflies in research that may open the door to new methods of pest control.

dateMay 10, 2011 in Ecology
shares0 comments 0

CO2 makes life difficult for algae

The acidification of the world's oceans could have major consequences for the marine environment. New research shows that coccoliths, which are an important part of the marine environment, dissolve when seawater acidifies.

dateMay 10, 2011 in Earth Sciences
shares0 comments 11

Researchers measure the value of a smile

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at Bangor University have placed an economic value on a smile, demonstrating scientifically the effect that a genuine smile can have on our decision-making. The psychologists call ...

dateMay 10, 2011 in Social Sciences
shares0 comments 3

Microsoft agrees to buy Skype for $8.5B (Update)

(AP) -- Imagine using your Xbox and switching from a game to a video chat with a faraway friend holding an iPad. Or going into your office email to invite Grandma to a virtual family reunion beamed on TV ...

dateMay 10, 2011 in Business
shares0 comments 4