Archive: 25/02/2010

Does promiscuity prevent extinction?

Promiscuous females may be the key to a species' survival, according to new research by the Universities of Exeter and Liverpool. Published today (25 February) in Current Biology, the study could solve the mystery of why ...

dateFeb 25, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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The mathematics behind a good night's sleep

Why can't I fall asleep? Will this new medication keep me up all night? Can I sleep off this cold? Despite decades of research, answers to these basic questions about one of our most essential bodily functions remain exceptionally ...

dateFeb 25, 2010 in Mathematics
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UV light stick purifies water

(PhysOrg.com) -- Today, about one billion people on Earth don't have access to clean drinking water, and that number is expected to increase even more in the coming years. To solve this problem, inventors have been trying ...

dateFeb 25, 2010 in Hi Tech & Innovation weblog
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Plotting and treachery in ant royal families

A team from the University of Copenhagen, led by postdoc Luke Holman of the Center for Social Evolution, describes in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, published on the 24 February 2010, that ant queens are much more devious ...

dateFeb 25, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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