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Are flexible parents adaptable parents?

(Phys.org) —The flexibility of parental behaviours to respond to changes in behaviour of their offspring may actually constrain the ability of parents to adapt to changes in their wider environment.

Aug 18, 2014 3 / 5 (1) 0

Ruff courtship a matter of genes

(Phys.org) —A Simon Fraser University biologist who has spent three decades studying the ruff, a migratory shorebird, has found that its distinct approaches to courtship and mating are governed by genes ...

May 15, 2014 5 / 5 (1) 1

Aging research goes to the dogs

From ancient alchemical quests to modern biological research, efforts to understand and combat human aging have borne few fruits. Now Cornell scientists aim to bridge the gap between lab research and aging's ...

Apr 15, 2014 not rated yet 0

Seed workshop bears conservation fruits 

Researchers have pooled their expertise to investigate factors that affect the survival of seeds, resulting in a framework that can help both eradicate weeds and maintain desirable plant populations.

Apr 07, 2014 not rated yet 0