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Model shows why males have lower immunity to disease

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers from the University of Cambridge in the UK have for the first time incorporated sexual reproduction in a mathematical model of the evolution of defense against disease, and found the popular myth ...

Mar 30, 2010 report
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The cost of being on your toes

Humans, other great apes and bears are among the few animals that step first on the heel when walking, and then roll onto the ball of the foot and toes. Now, a University of Utah study shows the advantage: ...

Feb 12, 2010
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Why Do We Have Fingerprints?

(PhysOrg.com) -- Unlike most wrinkles on our bodies, which appear due to bending and stretching of the skin, fingerprints aren't the result of repeated motion. Each of us is born with a unique set of them, ...

Apr 04, 2009 weblog
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Scientists help decode mysterious green glow of the sea

Many longtime sailors have been mesmerized by the dazzling displays of green light often seen below the ocean surface in tropical seas. Now researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego ...

Apr 01, 2009
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Obama to reverse Bush limits on stem-cell research

US President Barack Obama will on Monday sign an executive order reversing Bush administration restrictions on federal funding for stem-cell research, a senior administration official said.

Mar 06, 2009
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Who's going to win? The answer could change by the hour

The outcome of that big sporting event you just can't wait to watch may depend on how the timing of the match aligns (or doesn't) with the internal biological clocks of the athletes on the teams, according ...

12 hours ago
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New feather findings get scientists in a flap

Scientists from the University of Southampton have revealed that feather shafts are made of a multi-layered fibrous composite material, much like carbon fibre, which allows the feather to bend and twist to ...

Oct 22, 2014
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