News tagged with cell size

Cheating favors extinction

Cooperative behaviour is widely observed in nature, but there remains the possibility that so-called 'cheaters' can exploit the system, taking without giving, with uncertain consequences for the social unit ...

dateApr 30, 2013 in Evolution
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The nano world of Shrinky Dinks

The magical world of Shrinky Dinks -- an arts and crafts material used by children since the 1970s -- has taken up residence in a Northwestern University laboratory. A team of nanoscientists is using the flexible plastic ...

dateAug 13, 2010 in Nanophysics
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Cancer: The cost of being smarter than chimps?

Are the cognitively superior brains of humans, in part, responsible for our higher rates of cancer? That's a question that has nagged at John McDonald, chair of Georgia Tech's School of Biology and chief research ...

dateJun 10, 2009 in Cancer
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