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Are male brains wired to ignore food for sex?

Choosing between two good things can be tough. When animals must decide between feeding and mating, it can get even trickier. In a discovery that might ring true even for some humans, researchers have shown that male brains ...

Oct 16, 2014
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Rare beaked whale washes up in Australia

A rare beaked whale washed up in Australia Tuesday, exciting researchers who know little about an animal that spends much of its time diving at depth far from shore.

Team untangles the biological effects of blue light

Cold Atom Laboratory creates atomic dance

What goes up must come down

Found in warm regions of the world, geckos are extremely capable of climbing up steep, smooth surfaces. To do so, they employ an adhesive system – a key evolutionary innovation that facilitates climbing ...

Researchers track fall migratory patterns of insects

To study the nocturnal flight patterns of migrating insects during the fall, researchers at the University of Delaware have been spending their nights on the Newark Farm launching a balloon equipped with ...

Study finds crocodiles are sophisticated hunters

Recent studies have found that crocodiles and their relatives are highly intelligent animals capable of sophisticated behavior such as advanced parental care, complex communication and use of tools for hunting.

Supercomputers link proteins to drug side effects

Scientists see how plants optimize their repair

ACG: Recent increase in incidence of young-onset CRC

Pharmaceuticals and the water-fish-osprey food web

Study suggests altering gut bacteria might mitigate lupus

Making window glass visible – but only to birds

Ultraviolet patterns can make window glass visible to birds, thus preventing fatal collisions. However, it has now been shown that such windows are not likely to work for all species, but only for birds like ...

Heavy metal frost? A new look at a Venusian mystery

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