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Researchers discover a new antibacterial lead
(PhysOrg.com) -- Antibiotic resistance has been a significant problem for hospitals and health-care facilities for more than a decade. But despite the need for new treatment options, there have been only two new classes of ...
Building muscle doesn't require lifting heavy weights: study
Current gym dogma holds that to build muscle size you need to lift heavy weights. However, a new study conducted at McMaster University has shown that a similar degree of muscle building can be achieved by using lighter weights. ...
The mapmaker's dilemma: How do you solve a problem like Crimea?
Most of the time, maps help you get from point A to point B. But when it comes to geopolitics, maps have long been used as much more than way finders.
'Surprising link' leads toward a new antibiotic
(PhysOrg.com) -- As the best drugs become increasingly resistant to superbugs, McMaster University researchers have discovered a completely different way of looking for a new antibiotic.
Do plants perform best with family or strangers? Researchers consider social interactions
In the fight for survival, plants are capable of complex social behaviours and may exhibit altruism towards family members, but aggressively compete with strangers.
Even stars get fat -- And 'stellar cannibalism' is the reason
Researchers have discovered evidence that blue stragglers in globular clusters, whose existence has long puzzled astronomers, are the result of 'stellar cannibalism' in binary stars. In other words, binary stars are eating ...
Can you predict your mate will cheat by their voice?
When choosing a partner, women believe the lower the man's voice, the more likely he's going to cheat. Conversely, men think a woman with a higher voice is more likely to be unfaithful, researchers have found.
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.
Stem cells know where they want to go
Human stem cells have the ability to become any cell type in the human body, but when it comes to their destination they know where they want to go.
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.