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Elaborate egg shells help prevent forgery

There's a high-stakes arms race being waged with colors and patterns in the scrublands of southern Zambia. It's a battle that's probably being fought everywhere there are birds practicing what is known as ...

dateJun 17, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Mold unlocks new route to biofuels

Scientists at The University of Manchester have made an important discovery that forms the basis for the development of new applications in biofuels and the sustainable manufacturing of chemicals.

dateJun 17, 2015 in Biotechnology
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Fish offer lessons in effective leadership

Good leaders needing to strike a balance between striving to reach goals and keeping their followers with them has deep evolutionary roots, according to a new study from the Universities of Bristol, Harvard ...

dateJun 17, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Putting the squeeze on a cell's nucleus

Nuclear membranes protect genes—life's most precious cargo—but little is known about why they function in different tissue types. For instance, nuclei in brain cells tend to be soft and pliable while ...

dateJun 16, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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