Archive: 07/7/2008

Birds migrate together at night in dispersed flocks

A new analysis indicates that birds don't fly alone when migrating at night. Some birds, at least, keep together on their migratory journeys, flying in tandem even when they are 200 meters or more apart.

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Uncertainties prevail over human health benefits of polyphenols

Despite scores of studies documenting the effects of healthful plant nutrients called polyphenols in protecting nerves from damage, it would be "unwise" to assume that the same protective effects occur for Alzheimer's disease ...

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Are We in the Peak of an Oil Bubble?

Since 2003, worldwide oil prices have quadrupled. According to a new study, the price of oil is rising at a faster-than-exponential rate, and cannot be sustained. In other words, we’re in the midst of an ...

dateJul 07, 2008 in General Physics feature
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Herbal remedy reduces obesity and heart disease?

With unprecedented levels of obesity across the Western world, and incidence of associated heart disease, cancer and diabetes rising, there is a major drive to find new treatments. Scientists from Germany have recently discovered ...

dateJul 07, 2008 in Medical research
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