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Turning mortal enemies into allies? Ants can

On an African plateau surrounded by flat-topped trees as far as the eye could see, wind whistled through the acacia thorns like someone blowing across a bottle. Kathleen Rudolph was more concerned with the ants raining down ...

dateMar 18, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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Ancestral background can be determined by fingerprints

A proof-of-concept study finds that it is possible to identify an individual's ancestral background based on his or her fingerprint characteristics – a discovery with significant applications for law enforcement and anthropological ...

dateSep 28, 2015 in Other
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Scientists discover why flies are so hard to swat

( -- Over the past two decades, Michael Dickinson has been interviewed by reporters hundreds of times about his research on the biomechanics of insect flight. One question from the press has always dogged him: ...

dateAug 28, 2008 in
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A chimp-pig hybrid origin for humans?

( —These days, getting a Ph.D. is probably the last thing you want to do if you are out to revolutionize the world. If, however, what you propose is an idea, rather than a technology, it can still be a valuable ...

dateJul 03, 2013 in Plants & Animals report
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