Archive: 07/16/2008

Can you be born a couch potato?

The key to good health is to be physically active. The key to being active is… to be born that way? The well-documented importance of exercise in maintaining fitness has created the idea that individuals can manage their ...

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Do birds have a good sense of smell?

The sense of smell might indeed be as important to birds as it is to fish or even mammals. This is the main conclusion of a study by Silke Steiger (Max Planck Institute for Ornithology) and her colleagues. ...

Jul 16, 2008 4 / 5 (6) 0

Ouch! Taking a shot at plague

Endangered black-footed ferrets, like children, aren't exactly lining up to be stuck with a vaccine, but in an effort to help control an extensive outbreak of plague in South Dakota, some of the ferrets are getting dosed ...

Jul 16, 2008 not rated yet 0