Archive: 20/12/2006

Singing for survival

It is well known that animals use song as a way of attracting mates, but researchers have found that gibbons have developed an unusual way of scaring off predators – by singing to them.

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Running on Microbes

What’s cleaner than coal, as renewable as solar energy and as ingenious as any of the cutting-edge alternative energy sources now being proposed for cars? The answer is microbe power, and if a USC team’s efforts to harness ...

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Ho! Ho! Huh? Researchers measure holiday spirit

The holidays just wouldn't be the same without the decorations. From a single wreath or child's picture of Santa taped to a window, to displays so elaborate that they can almost be seen from outer space, the festive season ...

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'Speechless' and 'Mute' help break the silence of the leaves

Researchers have discovered two genes that guide land plants to develop microscopic pores that they can open and close as if each pore was a tiny mouth. Plants wouldn't have been able to move from water to land 400 million ...

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