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Mitochondria and the great gender divide

(Medical Xpress) -- Why are there two sexes? It’s a question that has long perplexed generations of scientists, but researchers from UCL have come up with a radical new answer: mitochondria.

dateDec 09, 2011 in Biotechnology
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Iberian lynx not doomed by its genetics

( -- The low genetic diversity of the Iberian lynx – the most endangered carnivore in Europe – may not decrease the species' chance of survival, according to new research by geneticists.

dateAug 21, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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First observational test of the 'multiverse'

The theory that our universe is contained inside a bubble, and that multiple alternative universes exist inside their own bubbles – making up the 'multiverse' – is, for the first time, being tested by physicists.

dateAug 03, 2011 in General Physics
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Fruit fly antennae are tuned in

( -- The antennal ears of different fruit fly species are actively tuned to high-frequency components of their respective mating songs, according to new research led by University College London scientists.

dateApr 01, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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