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A microbe's fountain of youth

The yeast S.pombe is one of the best-studied microbes in the world. First isolated from East African millet beer over a century ago, it's been used as a model organism in molecular and cell biology for the ...

Oct 04, 2013 5 / 5 (2) 1 | with audio podcast

Toddlers getting more tablet use, study finds

The craze for tablets and smartphones is spreading to ever younger users. A new study of American households found 38 percent of toddlers and infants under the age of two have used a mobile device such as ...

Oct 28, 2013 3.3 / 5 (3) 0

Elephant age estimated from voice

A paper published in Bioacoustics explains how researchers have been able to estimate the age of an elephant based on its vocal sounds. Results showed that they could distinguish infants, calves, juveniles, and adults with 7 ...

Mar 06, 2014 5 / 5 (2) 0