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Radio waves carry news of climate change

The ionosphere, one of the regions of the upper atmosphere, plays an important role in global communications. Ionized by solar radiation, this electricity-rich region is used for the transmission of long ...

dateJul 30, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Researchers re-evaluate swine nutrition

For a new study in the Journal of Animal Science, researchers evaluated how different concentrations of lipids affect growth performance in weaned pigs. The researchers also studied how different sources of lipids affect ...

dateAug 05, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Robust systems persist in response to mutations

At first glance, robustness and evolvability—two keys to the continued existence of life—look incompatible. Living things need robust genes; otherwise, any mutation could spell death. At the same time, a species needs ...

dateFeb 21, 2014 in Biotechnology
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'Sleeping dogs' threaten the genome as we age

The genomes of many organisms, humans included, are littered with repetitive sequences of DNA called retrotransposons. In a new "Perspective" in the journal Science, four biologists write that while most r ...

dateDec 05, 2014 in Biotechnology
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Rubber slat mats could improve animal well-being

New research shows that rubber slat mats could improve swine health. In a new study in the Journal of Animal Science, researchers in Europe studied how different types of flooring affects claw and limb lesions, locomotion and fl ...

dateJul 31, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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