Archive: 04/22/2010

Rainfall linked to skewed sex ratios

An increased proportion of male African buffalo are born during the rainy season. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology collected data from over 200 calves and 3000 foetuses, finding that r ...

Apr 22, 2010
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Forensics' evidence could be bruised

(PhysOrg.com) -- Criminal cases where forensic experts determine the age of bruises on victims from photographs could be flawed, according to scientific research.

Apr 22, 2010
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Lemonade can help prevent kidney stones

(PhysOrg.com) -- We've all heard the expression, "when life gives you lemons, make lemonade." Passing a kidney stone would qualify for one of life's "lemons," but did you know that drinking lemonade has been shown to prevent ...

Apr 22, 2010
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Earth Day Celebrates Green Way Of Life

The 40-year anniversary of Earth Day is sparking a renewed commitment to protecting natural resources. Across the country people recognize there are successes to laud, but also new challenges to confront.

Apr 22, 2010
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The Rise of the Mind

When and where did the cognitive abilities of modern humans arise? It's a big question -- one debated by anthropologists for decades. It's an even bigger question for an undergraduate thesis, but senior Logan ...

Apr 22, 2010
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Microsoft profit jumps 35 pct but investors shrug

(AP) -- A global rise in computer shipments that helped carry Microsoft Corp.'s net income 35 percent higher in the most recent quarter wasn't enough to satisfy investors who were looking for a bigger boost ...

Apr 22, 2010
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