Archive: 07/28/2011

Elusive prey

Escape responses are some of the most studied behaviors by neurobiologists who want to understand how the brain processes sensory information. The ability to evade predators plays a vital role in the process of natural selection. ...

Jul 28, 2011
4.3 / 5 (3) 2 | with audio podcast

World population to surpass 7 billion in 2011

Global population is expected to hit 7 billion later this year, up from 6 billion in 1999. Between now and 2050, an estimated 2.3 billion more people will be added—nearly as many as inhabited the planet as recently as ...

Jul 28, 2011
3.5 / 5 (21) 144 | with audio podcast

Chemists transform acids into bases

Chemists at the University of California, Riverside have accomplished in the lab what until now was considered impossible: transform a family of compounds which are acids into bases.

Jul 28, 2011
4.8 / 5 (13) 8 | with audio podcast

Funding for nonhuman primate research questioned

A major review of nonhuman primate use in medical research has been conducted in the UK by Professor Sir Patrick Bateson, who is the president of the Zoological Society of London and an ethnologist from Cambridge University, ...

Jul 28, 2011 report
5 / 5 (3) 10 | with audio podcast

The role of relaxation in consumer behavior

A forthcoming paper in the American Marketing Association's Journal of Marketing Research by Professor Michel Tuan Pham, Kravis Professor of Business, Marketing, Columbia Business School; Iris W. Hung, Assistant Professor of Mar ...

Jul 28, 2011
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