Archive: 31/10/2006

Study busts water saving myths

A comprehensive scientific study of outdoor water use has found some water saving ideas could actually be urban myths that are wasting thousands of litres each day. The project by the Cooperative Research Centre for Irrigation ...

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Spider spin doctor says arachnids getting bad rap

Halloween is a time when people don't seem to mind decorating their doorways with spider webs. But during the rest of the year, eight-legged creatures are on the wrong end of some bad press, according to one University of ...

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Tweedle Coat Fashions Stocky Flies

University of California, San Diego biologists have discovered that disruptions in genes they call Tweedles make fruit flies short and stout like Tweedledee and Tweedledum in Alice in Wonderland. They report in this week’s ...

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Urban sprawl not cause of human sprawl: Study

As health-spending on obesity-related illnesses continues to rise in the United States, many suggest that urban planning geared towards active and healthy living could be an important tool to curb obesity.

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Public still suspicious of scientists

‘Our arrogance cost us the GM debate’ is the message to academics and business delegates at the White Rose Bioscience Forum today (Tuesday 31 October).

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First step to test tube rhinos

Scientists from the Leibniz-Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW) in Berlin, Germany, together with veterinarians from Australia, have performed a world first by harvesting egg cells from a black rhino for the purpose ...

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Mass copying of genes speeds up evolution

In the latest issue of PNAS, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a Swedish-American team of researchers show how selective gene amplification-­mass copying of a specific gene­-can increase the speed with which ...

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