'Mean' girls and boys: the downside of adolescent relationships
Psychology researchers exploring relational aggression and victimisation in 11-13 year olds have found adolescent boys have a similar understanding and experience of 'mean' behaviours and 'bitchiness' as girls.
Giant pandas endangered by inbreeding: study
(PhysOrg.com) -- We are all aware that the giant panda is an endangered species. Dutch researchers at the University of Twente’s Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC, The Netherlands) ...
Wilder weather exerts a stronger influence on biodiversity than steadily changing conditions
An increase in the variability of local conditions could do more to harm biodiversity than slower shifts in climate, a new study has found.
Study examines challenges of diagnosing neurofibromatosis type 1-like syndrome
An analysis of patients with a syndrome similar to the genetic disorder, neurofibromatosis type 1, indicates that diagnosis may be difficult because of shared clinical findings, such as certain pigmentary characteristics, ...
Are female mountain goats sexually conflicted over size of mate?
Mountain goats are no exception to the general rule among mammals that larger males sire more and healthier offspring. But University of Alberta researcher David Coltman has found a genetic quirk that might make female mountain ...
Rethinking sexism: Study examines how society maintains the status quo
There is a tendency to think that only men treat women in a sexist way, but a new study by a University of Miami researcher and his daughter shows that both men and women participate in maintaining a gender hierarchy in our ...
Mice regain ability to extend telomeres suggesting potential for dyskeratosis congenita therapy
The human genetic disease dyskeratosis congenita (DKC) is an autosomal dominant disease that leads to abnormalities in tissues with a rapid cell turnover - the skin, nails, bone marrow, lungs and gut. Patients with DKC experience ...
Being a standout has its benefits, study shows
Standing out in a crowd is better than blending in, at least if you're a paper wasp in a colony where fights between nest-mates determine social status.
Tennessee foresters helping to return chestnuts to American forests
The American chestnut was a dominant species in eastern U.S.'s forests before a blight wiped it out in the early 1900s. Today it's being returned to the landscape thanks in part to work by a University of ...
New Pest-Resistant Habanero Joins Peck of ARS-Created Peppers
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new red-fruited habanero is the latest pepper with resistance to root-knot nematodes to be released by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists.
Lefty or Righty? A new hold on how we think
(PhysOrg.com) -- Whether you’re a lefty or righty, chances are you never thought your dominant hand played a role in the decisions you make. But what may seem as an unimportant trait might actually influence ...
Qualcomm in sights of Japanese regulators
The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) has set its sights on Qualcomm, less than a week after the US wireless technology titan was fined over 200 million dollars by South Korea's antitrust watchdog.
SKorea fines Qualcomm 208 mln dlrs for unfair trade
South Korea's antitrust watchdog Thursday fined US firm Qualcomm a record 260 billion won (208 million dollars) for violating fair competition rules by abusing its market monopoly.
Jellyfish joyride a threat to the oceans
Early action could be crucial to addressing the problem of major increases in jellyfish numbers, which appears to be the result of human activities.