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Ravens understand the relations among others

Like many social mammals, ravens form different types of social relationships – they may be friends, kin, or partners and they also form strict dominance relations. From a cognitive perspective, understanding ...

Apr 23, 2014
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How to make graphene superconducting

Whenever a new material is discovered, scientists are eager to find out whether or not it can be superconducting. This applies particularly to the wonder material graphene. Now, an international team around ...

Feb 11, 2014
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Sometimes the average just isn't good enough

Computational biologists from the Max F. Perutz Laboratories of the University of Vienna and the Medical University of Vienna show that averaging is not always a good thing when it comes to analyzing protein ...

Feb 10, 2014
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How did we get four limbs? Because we have a belly

All of us backboned animals – at least the ones who also have jaws – have four fins or limbs, one pair in front and one pair behind. These have been modified dramatically in the course of evolution, into ...

Jan 27, 2014
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Evolution is not a one-way road towards complexity

There are still a lot of unanswered questions about mollusks, e.g. snails, slugs and mussels. The research group of Andreas Wanninger, Head of the Department of Integrative Zoology of the University of Vienna, ...

Oct 18, 2013
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