Archive: 11/18/2008

Dancing droplets

Our blood, sweat and tears are three precious fluids that can answer lots of questions about the state of our health but testing small amounts of bodily fluids, without contaminating them through contact with ...

Nov 18, 2008 4.6 / 5 (11) 1

'Orphan' genes play an important role in evolution

Closely related animal species share most of their genes and look almost identical. However, minor morphological differences allow us to tell them apart. What is the genetic basis for these differences? Often, the explanation ...

Nov 18, 2008 4.7 / 5 (3) 0

A big bunch of tomatoes?

Why do poppies and sunflowers grow as a single flower per stalk while each stem of a tomato plant has several branches, each carrying flowers? In a new study, published in this week's issue of the open access journal PLoS Bi ...

Nov 18, 2008 4.2 / 5 (6) 0