Archive: 05/7/2008

Large mammal species live harder, die out faster

Throughout Earth’s history, species have come and gone, being replaced by new ones that are better able to cope with life’s challenges. But some species last longer than others, while others may die out ...

May 07, 2008 4.5 / 5 (28) 3 feature

Seagulls: Are males the weaker sex?

Male seagulls may be more vulnerable to their environment during embryonic development than females, according to Maria Bogdanova and Ruedi Nager from the University of Glasgow in the UK. Until now, the sex differences in ...

May 07, 2008 2 / 5 (2) 0

Prions show their good side

Prions, the infamous agents behind mad cow disease and its human variation, Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, also have a helpful side. According to new findings from Gerald Zamponi and colleagues, normally functioning prions prevent ...

May 07, 2008 4.9 / 5 (8) 1