Archive: 07/3/2008

New study points to agriculture in frog sexual abnormalities

A farm irrigation canal would seem a healthier place for toads than a ditch by a supermarket parking lot. But University of Florida scientists have found the opposite is true. In a study with wide implications for a longstanding ...

Jul 03, 2008
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Probing Question: What is the history of tattooing?

You might not think the sullen, tattooed teenager skulking around your local record store has anything in common with Winston Churchill, but you would be wrong. Sir Winston, King George V, and the slaves of ...

Jul 03, 2008
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Parasite vaccines within reach

Even though parasites are complex creatures, the mammalian immune response to them is surprisingly simple, leading University of California, Berkeley, researchers to predict that creating vaccines for parasitic ...

Jul 03, 2008
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Acidifying oceans add urgency to CO2 cuts

It's not just about climate change anymore. Besides loading the atmosphere with heat-trapping greenhouse gases, human emissions of carbon dioxide have also begun to alter the chemistry of the ocean—often called the cradle ...

Jul 03, 2008
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