Archive: 02/26/2014

Cows are smarter when raised in pairs

Cows learn better when housed together, which may help them adjust faster to complex new feeding and milking technologies on the modern farm, a new University of British Columbia study finds.

dateFeb 26, 2014 in Other
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Impact on mummy skull suggests murder

Blunt force trauma to the skull of a mummy with signs of Chagas disease may support homicide as cause of death, which is similar to previously described South American mummies, according to a study published ...

dateFeb 26, 2014 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Waterbirds' hunt aided by specialized tail

The convergent evolution of tail shapes in diving birds may be driven by foraging style, according to a paper published in PLOS ONE on February 26, 2014 by Ryan Felice and Patrick O'Connor from Ohio Univer ...

dateFeb 26, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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Harvested rainwater harbors pathogens

South Africa has been financing domestic rainwater harvesting tanks in informal low-income settlements and rural areas in five of that nation's nine provinces. But pathogens inhabit such harvested rainwater, potentially posing ...

dateFeb 26, 2014 in Environment
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'Super-Earths' may be dead worlds

In the last 20 years the search for Earth-like planets around other stars has accelerated, with the launch of missions like the Kepler space telescope. Using these and observatories on the ground, astronomers ...

dateFeb 26, 2014 in Astronomy
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Barnes & Noble rejects bid, mulls Nook plans

US bookseller Barnes & Noble on Wednesday rejected an investment firm's offer for a controlling stake, as it said it was studying options for its troubled Nook electronic books unit.

dateFeb 26, 2014 in Business
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