Archive: 06/26/2007

MIT tool determines landslide risk in tropics

Engineers at MIT have devised a simple yet effective system for determining an area's landslide risk, a tool that could help planners improve building codes, determine zoning and strengthen mitigation measures in mountainous ...

Jun 26, 2007 5 / 5 (3) 0

A small leak will sink a great ship

During flowering four different types of floral organs need to be formed: sepals, which protect the inner organs; the frequently ornamental petals; stamens, which produce pollen and the carpels. This process ...

Jun 26, 2007 3.7 / 5 (7) 0

How fish punish 'queue jumpers'

Fish use the threat of punishment to keep would-be jumpers in the mating queue firmly in line and the social order stable, a new study led by Australian marine scientists has found.

Jun 26, 2007 4.7 / 5 (11) 0

Sex in the morning or the evening?

Most research on sexual conflict ignores the fact that the fitness pay-offs of mating may change drastically over a short timescale, for example over a single day.

Jun 26, 2007 3.6 / 5 (11) 0