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Conservation theory gets mathematical treatment

Theories used for the last four decades as a tool to guide the conservation of flora and fauna may have misinterpreted the biological reality, according to new research by mathematicians at the University of York.

dateMay 28, 2015 in Ecology
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Changing the biological data visualization world

Scientists at TGAC, alongside European partners, have created a cutting-edge, open source community for the lifesciences. BioJavaScript (BioJS) is a free, accessible software library that develops visualization tools for ...

dateSep 02, 2015 in Biotechnology
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Nanostructures made from DNA

In order for a machine to perform work, it needs parts that move relative to each other. This also holds true for nanoscale machines. German scientists have now used DNA molecules to make a nanoscale component that makes ...

dateMar 31, 2016 in Bio & Medicine
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Syntax is not unique to human language

Human communication is powered by rules for combining words to generate novel meanings. Such syntactical rules have long been assumed to be unique humans. A new study, published in Nature Communications, show that Japanese ...

dateMar 08, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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