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How the 'Quarter' Horse won the rodeo

American Quarter Horses are renowned for their speed, agility, and calm disposition. Consequently over four million Quarter horses are used as working horses on ranches, as show horses or at rodeos. New research ...

dateFeb 17, 2012 in Biotechnology
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What do killer whales eat in the Arctic?

Killer whales (Orcinus orca) are the top marine predator, wherever they are found, and seem to eat everything from schools of small fish to large baleen whales, over twice their own size. The increase in hun ...

dateJan 30, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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Elusive Z- DNA found on nucleosomes

New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Cell & Bioscience is the first to show that left-handed Z-DNA, normally only found at sites where DNA is being copied, can also form on nucleosomes.

dateJan 20, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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I wanna talk like you (oo)

The role of social structure in animal communication is hotly debated. Non-human primates seem to be born with a range of calls and sounds which is dependent upon their species. But overlying this there seems to be some flexibility ...

dateDec 16, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Chemical warfare of stealthy silverfish

A co-evolutionary arms race exists between social insects and their parasites. Army ants (Leptogenys distinguenda) share their nests with several parasites such as beetles, snails and spiders. They also s ...

dateDec 01, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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