Archive: 10/29/2010

Less feather pecking with bitter spray

Feather pecking among chickens can be reduced by half if their feathers are sprayed with a bitter substance. Unfortunately, pecking cannot be corrected, says Bas Rodenburg of the Animal Breeding and Genomics Centre of Wageningen ...

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Is the ice at the South Pole melting?

The change in the ice mass covering Antarctica is a critical factor in global climate events. Scientists at the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences have now found that the year by year mass variations in the western ...

Oct 29, 2010 4.9 / 5 (7) 0

Helping Latinos kick the habit

Latinos who live the United States are more likely to quit smoking when they take part in an intervention program, finds a systematic review of studies conducted by Monica Webb Hooper, Ph.D., and colleagues at the University ...

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Getting around gene loss

Genes ‘knocked out’ experimentally in metabolic networks of the model plant species, Arabidopsis thaliana (Fig. 1), are compensated for by duplicate genes or alternative synthetic pathways, accord ...

Oct 29, 2010 1 / 5 (1) 0

A milestone for molecular beams

(PhysOrg.com) -- When we think of molecular collisions, we often consider massive colliders, like the LHC, sending particles smashing into each other at very high energies. While this is interesting work, ...

Oct 29, 2010 4.9 / 5 (18) 4 | with audio podcast feature

The many colors of the Kuiper Belt

(PhysOrg.com) -- The sun isn't kind to objects without atmospheres. Bombarded by solar radiation, the surfaces of some comets, for example, tend to be a charred carbon-black. But the 1,000 objects so far directly ...

Oct 29, 2010 5 / 5 (6) 0 | with audio podcast