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Biologists discover 'death stench' is a universal ancient warning signal
The smell of recent death or injury that repels living relatives of insects has been identified as a truly ancient signal that functions to avoid disease or predators, biologists have discovered.
Mediterranean diet is healthy for your heart: study
(PhysOrg.com) -- A major new study by researchers at McMaster University clarifies what foods and dietary patterns are best for reducing the risk of heart disease.
Math wars: Debate sparks anti-pi day
(PhysOrg.com) -- A controversial debate in the math world has led to celebrations today by opponents of the mathematical constant pi.
Pesky fruit flies learn from experienced females: Study
A common household nuisance, the fruit fly, is capable of intricate social learning much like that used by humans, according to new research from McMaster University.
Bigger and bossier better for fish families
(PhysOrg.com) -- If you are spending the holidays with big Uncle Frank or bossy Aunt Minnie and wondering whether you would be better off with another family, spare a thought for the humble cichlid fish.
A supermoon and solar flares: What on Earth is going on in space?
(PhysOrg.com) -- Assistant Professor Sarah Symons explains some of the out-of-this-world activity happening in space.
Science, truth, and language: Communicating with non-science and public audiences
How many times do we hear that some scientific view is "only theory" or that it is "not proven"? The hidden implication is that if we have not "proven" the case, then we do not know anything for certain about it, and any ...
Simple drug treatment may prevent nicotine-induced SIDS
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study has identified a specific class of pharmaceutical drugs that could be effective in treating babies vulnerable to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), because their mothers smoked during pregnancy.
Scientists can now differentiate between healthy cells and cancer cells
One of the current handicaps of cancer treatments is the difficulty of aiming these treatments at destroying malignant cells without killing healthy cells in the process. But a new study by McMaster University researchers ...
Preferences shaped by evolution draw voters to candidates with lower-pitched voices
Voters prefer to choose candidates with lower-pitched voices, according to new findings by researchers at McMaster University.