Archive: 8/01/2013

Global warming beneficial to ratsnakes

Speculation about how animals will respond to climate change due to global warming led University of Illinois researcher Patrick Weatherhead and his students to conduct a study of ratsnakes at three different latitudes—Ontario, ...

dateJan 08, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Warsaw team on Skype can send silent message

(—A professor in Warsaw knows a way in which to communicate privately on Skype by using silence. Wojciech Mazurczyk at the Institute of Telecommunications, Warsaw University of Technology, discovered the packets ...

dateJan 08, 2013 in Software weblog
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History's impostors inspire modern bureaucracy

"Identity theft" seems a uniquely 21st-century crime, and is very common in the contemporary world. But in a new book, Prof. Miriam Eliav-Feldon of Tel Aviv University's Department of History observes that identity theft ...

dateJan 08, 2013 in Other
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Genetic matchmaking saves endangered frogs

What if Noah got it wrong? What if he paired a male and a female animal thinking they were the same species, and then discovered they were not the same and could not produce offspring? As researchers from the Smithsonian's ...

dateJan 08, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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