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Looking for signs of early life

(PhysOrg.com) -- Deciphering the very early history of life on Earth is difficult. In the darkest recesses of the first billion years there are no 'body' fossils - no physical remains. Instead, scientists ...

Jul 08, 2009 4 / 5 (9) 0

Can cannibalism fight infections?

Whenever humans create a new antibiotic, deadly bacteria can counter it by turning into new, indestructible super-bugs. That's why bacterial infection is the number one killer in hospitals today. But new research ...

Feb 02, 2009 4.6 / 5 (8) 1

Hydrocarbon afterglow reveals reproductive cheaters

(PhysOrg.com) -- An ‘honest indicator’ has been discovered by a scientific team at Arizona State University that reveals reproductive cheating. But before you run out to buy an infidelity identification ...

Jan 09, 2009 5 / 5 (1) 0