Archive: 01/14/2014

How a scorpion gets its sting

Defensins, as their name implies, are small proteins found in plants and animals that help ward off viral, bacterial or fungal pests. One fascinating question of invertebrate evolution is how these proteins evolved into venoms ...

dateJan 14, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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Natural selection can favor 'irrational' behavior

It seems paradoxical that a preference for which of two houses to buy could depend on another, inferior, house – but researchers at the University of Bristol have identified that seemingly irrelevant alternatives can, and ...

dateJan 14, 2014 in Evolution
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Calling all girls: Coding is cool!

The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, in a partnership with other local universities and industry support groups, is launching a non-profit collaborative community program aimed ...

dateJan 14, 2014 in Computer Sciences
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