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Every egg is different

Migratory birds have to allocate their resources for reproduction in an efficient way in order to commence breeding shortly after arrival. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Seewiesen ...

Oct 07, 2010
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Slime design mimics Tokyo's rail system

What could human engineers possibly learn from the lowly slime mold? Reliable, cost-efficient network construction, apparently: a recent experiment suggests that Physarum polycephalum, a gelatinous fungus ...

Jan 21, 2010
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Droughts could cause collapse of food webs

(Phys.org)—Critically low water levels in many rivers could lead to the partial collapse of food webs that support aquatic life, according to a study co-authored by a University of Leeds researcher.

Sep 11, 2012
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Is seaweed the future of biofuel?

As scientists continue the hunt for energy sources that are safer, cleaner alternatives to fossil fuel, an ever-increasing amount of valuable farmland is being used to produce bioethanol, a source of transportation fuel. ...

Mar 05, 2012
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