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Researchers conclude that what causes menopause is—wait for it—men
After decades of laboring under other theories that never seemed to add up, a team led by biologist Rama Singh has concluded that what causes menopause in women is men.
Save the milkweed, save the monarch
(Phys.org) —Could there soon be a summer without the iconic monarch butterfly?
Won't get fooled again: Drummers use their hands to create musical illusions
John Bonham. Keith Moon. Buddy Rich. The best drummers in modern music history had it all – groundbreaking technique, lightning speed and an unmistakable panache when it came to performing.
Study says women make better decisions for companies than men
Women's abilities to make fair decisions when competing interests are at stake make them better corporate leaders, researchers have found.
There's more to gamification than just playing games
Video games have expanded rapidly and created a large and growing industry since the 1980s.
New look at human fossil suggests Eastern Europe was an important pathway in evolution
A fossilized bone fragment found buried deep in the soil of a Serbian cave is causing scientists to reconsider what happened during a critical period in human development, when the strands of modern humanity ...
Commuter traffic poses greater dangers to children in poor neighbourhoods, study finds
A new McMaster study suggests children are at greater risk of being hit by vehicles driving through their neighbourhood than from drivers who live nearby, posing particular dangers in poorer, downtown areas ...
Modern families and the winter holidays
Norman Rockwell defined the winter holidays for an entire generation with his depictions of rosy-cheeked children and their doting parents set against a heartfelt winter wonderland.
Biologist treks across southwestern China to answer the "killer mushroom" question
McMaster University biologist Jianping Xu trekked over 30 kilometers a day through mountainous terrain and inclement weather in southwestern China to discover that a wild mushroom wasn't at the root of 400 ...
Novel technique helps with researching atomic structure of complex surfaces
With a novel idea, a lot of work and some of the world's most sophisticated equipment, researchers at McMaster University have developed a new way to study the structures of complex surfaces, opening the door to future discoveries ...
Swimming with hormones: Researchers unravel ancient urges that drive social decisions of fish
Researchers have discovered that a form of oxytocin—the hormone responsible for making humans fall in love—has a similar effect on fish, suggesting it is a key regulator of social behaviour that has evolved ...
Nothing to sneeze at: Scientists find cheating ragweed behaves better with its kin
Cheating. Conflict. Competition. It may sound like a soap opera but this is the complex life of the despised ragweed plant.
'Toothless' rat discovered on the island of Sulawesi
(Phys.org)—A McMaster researcher has discovered a nearly toothless shrew rat on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.
Warmer, faster, stronger: Research reveals unexpected benefits of living in a changing climate
(Phys.org) -- New research by McMaster biologist Graham Scott suggests that growing up at warmer temperatures helps some aquatic animals cope with climate change, raising questions about the limits of adaptation.
Concerning CERN: Cliff Burgess on the discovery of the Higgs boson
(Phys.org) -- If youre a little confused by the news that scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, better known as CERN, may have found the Higgs boson, youre probably not alone. ...