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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

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

More than skin deep, tanning product of sun's rays

People who remain pale and never tan can blame their distant ancestors for choosing to live in the northern reaches of the globe and those who easily achieve a deep tan can thank their ancestors for living in the subtropical ...

Jun 21, 2010 4.5 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast

Fuzzy logic predicts cell aging

The process of aging disturbs a broad range of cellular mechanisms in a complex fashion and is not well understood. Computer models using fuzzy logic might help to unravel these complexities and predict how aging progresses ...

Jun 17, 2010 3 / 5 (6) 2 | with audio podcast

Marmots can teach us about obesity

A nutrient that's common to all living things can make hibernating marmots hungry - a breakthrough that could help scientists understand human obesity and eating disorders, according to a new study by a Colorado State University ...

Jun 02, 2010 4.8 / 5 (4) 0 | with audio podcast

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