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Cow fertility – not so black and white

Holstein cattle - the black-and-white dairy cows you might see in a child's picture book - have been bred in northern Europe for hundreds of years. Over the last few decades, better management and selective breeding of the ...

Feb 28, 2014 not rated yet 0

Competing for a mate can shorten life span

"Love stinks!" the J. Geils Band told the world in 1980, and while you can certainly argue whether or not this tender and ineffable spirit of affection has a downside, working hard to find it does. It may ...

Oct 27, 2010 5 / 5 (2) 2 | with audio podcast

NASA Studies Nanomechanics of Inner Ear

(PhysOrg.com) -- Learning how to walk again after long-duration space flights is a problem astronauts face as they readjust to Earth's gravity. To learn how microgravity affects human space travelers, NASA scientists studied ...

Feb 05, 2010 4 / 5 (3) 0 | with audio podcast

Ig Nobel: Researchers named the cream of the crop

(PhysOrg.com) -- Newcastle scientists Dr Catherine Douglas and Dr Peter Rowlinson have won the Ig Nobel Prize for Veterinary Medicine for their work looking at reducing stress levels in dairy cattle. In a paper published earlier this year, they described how giving a cow ...

Oct 02, 2009 4.8 / 5 (6) 1

When it comes to security, think 'natural'

Security systems could be more effective if officials looked at how organisms deal with threats in the natural world, University of Arizona researchers suggest in the May 20 edition of the journal Nature.

May 20, 2010 5 / 5 (5) 0 | with audio podcast

Meat appeal high on lamb producer list

Consumers' want for visually appealing meat, and the genetic science behind producing such a trait has been explored in a recent summary paper which described key industry findings on the quality of Australian ...

Mar 10, 2014 not rated yet 0

New formula helps gauge the winds of change

The Greek philosopher Heraclitus said that change is the only constant. People change, organizations change, the way people and institutions interact changes over time. Change affects social interactions and the natural world, ...

Jan 27, 2010 4 / 5 (2) 1 | with audio podcast

New tool in the fight against tuberculosis

Researchers at the Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois have developed a way to harness the prodigious quantities of both genomic and metabolic data being generated with high-throughput ...

Oct 07, 2010 not rated yet 0 | with audio podcast