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Astro-virology

In HG Wells' 'The War of the Worlds', the invading Martians were beaten by that most unassuming of combatants – the common cold. Could the reverse happen and alien viruses pose a threat to human astronauts ...

Nov 29, 2013 4.4 / 5 (8) 1 | with audio podcast

The coelacanth leads a monogamous life

Scientists have successfully analyzed the genetic make-up of the offspring of pregnant coelacanth females for the first time. They found that the likelihood that the offspring is fathered by one single individual ...

Sep 19, 2013 5 / 5 (10) 9 | with audio podcast

Snails have a thing for sexy stems

In the marshlands of the southeast United States, the periwinkle snail is among the most abundant grazing species. "You can look out at high tide and see them everywhere, climbing up on the grasses," said ...

Aug 15, 2013 4 / 5 (1) 0 | with audio podcast

Team discovers how plants avoid sunburn

A Dartmouth-led team has discovered a group of stress-related proteins that explains how plants avoid sunburn in intense light, a finding that one day could help biotechnologists to develop crops that can better cope with ...

Aug 06, 2013 not rated yet 0