Archive: 20/06/2013

Pistil leads pollen in life-and-death dance

Millions of times on a spring day there is a dramatic biomolecular tango where the flower, rather than adorning a dancer's teeth, is the performer. In this dance, the female pistil leads, the male pollen tubes follow, and ...

dateJun 20, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Yahoo! completes Tumblr takeover

Yahoo! said Thursday it has completed a billion-dollar deal taking over the popular blogging platform Tumblr, a move aimed at bringing more youthful users into the company's orbit.

dateJun 20, 2013 in Business
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Making a beeline for the nectar

Bumblebees searching for nectar go for signposts on flowers rather than the bull's eye. A new study, by Levente Orbán and Catherine Plowright from the University of Ottawa in Canada, shows that the markings at the center ...

dateJun 20, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Why jumping genes don't send us into meltdown

A team of researchers, led by academics at The University of Nottingham, has explained why the so-called 'jumping genes' found in most living organisms don't ultimately kill off their hosts, putting an end to a long-standing ...

dateJun 20, 2013 in Biotechnology
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