Archive: 2/03/2010

Seeing the hidden services of nature

Following an intense study of agricultural ecosystems near Montreal, a new tool that enables the simultaneous analysis and management of a wide range of ecological services has been developed by Ciara Raudsepp-Hearne of McGill ...

dateMar 02, 2010 in Environment
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Breaking down barriers to prevent childhood obesity

The US is facing many challenges in controlling the childhood obesity epidemic. Despite recent efforts and some progress, one third of US children are still overweight or obese. Yet research has shown that the road to obesity ...

dateMar 02, 2010 in Health
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Only the beautiful need apply

Undergraduate women who join a sorority* are more likely to judge their own bodies from an outsider's perspective (known as self-objectification) and display higher levels of bulimic attitudes and behaviors than those who ...

dateMar 02, 2010 in Social Sciences
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The genetic footprint of natural selection

A further step has been taken towards our understanding of natural selection. CNRS scientists working at the Institut de Biologie of the Ecole Normale Supérieure (CNRS, February) have shown that humans, and some of ...

dateMar 02, 2010 in Biotechnology
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