Archive: 15/08/2013

Spaceflight alters bacterial social networks

When astronauts launch into space, a microbial entourage follows. And the sheer number of these followers would give celebrities on Twitter a run for their money. The estimate is that normal, healthy adults have ten times ...

dateAug 15, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Snails have a thing for sexy stems

In the marshlands of the southeast United States, the periwinkle snail is among the most abundant grazing species. "You can look out at high tide and see them everywhere, climbing up on the grasses," said Randall Hughes, ...

dateAug 15, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Scientists circle the Great White

It is hard to think of a creature more maligned in popular culture than the Great White shark. It rarely comes in contact with humans but is often described as a man-eater and every child knows to hum the "shark" theme from ...

dateAug 15, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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