Archive: 11/24/2008

Bacterial biofilms as fossil makers

Bacterial decay was once viewed as fossilization's mortal enemy, but new research suggests bacterial biofilms may have actually helped preserve the fossil record's most vulnerable stuff -- animal embryos and ...

Nov 24, 2008
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Researchers investigate how plants adapt to climate

( -- How many mouths does a plant need in order to survive? The answer changes depending on climate, and some of the decisions are made long before a new leaf sprouts.

Nov 24, 2008
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Adult brain neurons can remodel connections

Overturning a century of prevailing thought, scientists are finding that neurons in the adult brain can remodel their connections. In work reported in the Nov. 24 online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of ...

Nov 24, 2008
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Robo-lizards help prove long-standing signaling theory

( -- Like teachers who rap a ruler before announcing homework in noisy classrooms, Puerto Rican anole lizards perform eye-catching pushups before beginning head-bobbing displays that advertise ...

Nov 24, 2008
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