Archive: 02/27/2008

Researchers catch rats' twitchy whiskers in action

Rats use their whiskers in a way that is closely related to the human sense of touch: Just as humans move their fingertips across a surface to perceive shapes and textures, rats twitch their whiskers to achieve ...

Feb 27, 2008 4.7 / 5 (7) 0

Scientists pour cold water on EU bird policy

New research from the University of Exeter in collaboration with the University of Texas at Austin published in the journal Science (22 February 2008) questions claims that EU conservation policy has been successful in pro ...

Feb 27, 2008 4.5 / 5 (4) 0

Scientists look at 'syringe' assembly in plague bacteria

Bacteria that cause the bubonic plague avoid death in our bodies by injecting our cells with immune evasion proteins. Scientists have discovered a new way bacteria build and hold the syringes, according to research published ...

Feb 27, 2008 4.8 / 5 (4) 0

Invasion of the cane toads

Why do some invasive species expand rapidly in a new environment while others do not? Scientists from the United States and Australia are beginning to make headway on this question after analyzing how fast ...

Feb 27, 2008 4.2 / 5 (5) 0