Archive: 10/21/2011

Elaborate plumage due to testosterone?

(PhysOrg.com) -- In many bird species males have a more elaborate plumage than females. This elaborate plumage is often used to signal body condition, to intimidate rivals or to attract potential mates. In ...

dateOct 21, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Nepal scientists to 'poo-print' tigers

Scientists in Nepal are to build up the world's first national DNA database of the endangered Bengal tiger by collecting and recording a unique genetic fingerprint from each adult's faeces.

dateOct 21, 2011 in Ecology
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Verizon 3Q earnings double on pension effects

Earnings doubled at Verizon Communications Inc. in the latest quarter due to pension accounting effects, but the bottom-line result masked a weak quarter in the local-phone division, which was hammered by ...

dateOct 21, 2011 in Business
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Weekend Orionid meteor shower

Earth is about to pass through a stream of debris from Halley's comet, source of the annual Orionid meteor shower. Forecasters expect more than 15 meteors per hour to fly across the sky on Saturday morning, ...

dateOct 21, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Space Image: When galaxies collide

(PhysOrg.com) -- This interacting pair of galaxies is included in Arp's catalog of peculiar galaxies as number 148. Arp 148 is the staggering aftermath of an encounter between two galaxies, resulting in a ...

dateOct 21, 2011 in Astronomy
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Robotic dragon, an unlikely teacher

David DeSteno, an associate professor of psychology at Northeastern, and researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University, are examining how social robots can aid preschoolers ...

dateOct 21, 2011 in Robotics
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ASUS unveils Eee Pad Transformer Prime at AsiaD

ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih introduced the Eee Pad Transformer Prime tablet at the AsiaD: All Things Digital in Hong Kong. The event, featuring Wall Street Journal journalists Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher, ...

dateOct 21, 2011 in Hardware
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