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Short-lived seed of alpine plants

Scientists from the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership have found that the seeds of alpine plants are shorter lived than their lowland relatives. This will have implications for seed conservation strategies ...

Sep 21, 2011 not rated yet 0

Why women live longer than men

(PhysOrg.com) -- On average, women live five or six years longer than men. There are six 85-year-old women to four men of the same age, and by the age of 100 the ratio is greater than two to one. Many hypotheses have been ...

Nov 01, 2010 4.1 / 5 (28) 28 | with audio podcast report

Competing for a mate can shorten life span

"Love stinks!" the J. Geils Band told the world in 1980, and while you can certainly argue whether or not this tender and ineffable spirit of affection has a downside, working hard to find it does. It may ...

Oct 27, 2010 5 / 5 (2) 2 | with audio podcast