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A battle for ant sperm

And you thought the sexual battles between people could get weird and fierce? Try ants. In a new study, biologists at the University of Vermont have discovered some queen ants that make sexual bondage into ...

Oct 28, 2014
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NIST: Samsung Find My Mobile feature vulnerable

Samsung Find My Mobile service is said to be vulnerable to attack. Samsung describes its Find My Mobile as a way to manage your device in a secure way, where you can track and control your device remotely. ...

Oct 28, 2014 weblog
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Now in aisle 3 at Lowe's: robots

The robots are coming. Lowe's is testing whether new bots on wheels can improve its customer service, like helping a shopper find a match for something as simple as a nail.

Oct 28, 2014
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Pair bonding reinforced in the brain

In addition to their song, songbirds also have an extensive repertoire of calls. While the species-specific song must be learned as a young bird, most calls are, as in the case of all other birds, innate. ...

Oct 28, 2014
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Is the outcome of evolution predictable?

If one would rewind the tape of life, would evolution result in the same outcome? The Harvard evolutionary biologist Stephen Jay Gould came up with this famous thought experiment. He suggested that evolution would not repeat ...

Oct 28, 2014
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