Archive: 12/5/2007

How do elephants keep in touch?

An African elephant can recognize dozens of kin by the signature smell of urine, and uses its powerful nose to keep track of their whereabouts, according to a study published Wednesday.

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Spanish ecologists discover a novel route of viral transmission

In a paper published in PLoS ONE on December 5, a group of avian ecologists, led by Jaime Potti, at the Estación Biológica de Doñana-CSIC (Sevilla, Spain) reports on the discovery that avian polyomaviruses, known potential ...

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Microbial fuel cells turn on the juice

The combination of beer, wastewater, microbes, fuel cells, high school students and teachers sounds like a witches’ brew for an old –fashioned, illicit ‘60s beach party.

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