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Why birds of a feather lek together

Certain kinds of male birds gather into small clusters of land called leks to perform their courtship dances, and according to science, who they choose to associate with matters. A new study by University of Miami Evolutionary ...

dateFeb 29, 2012 in Ecology
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Study shows how DNA finds its match

It's been more than 50 years since James Watson and Francis Crick showed that DNA is a double helix of two strands that complement each other. But how does a short piece of DNA find its match, out of the millions of 'letters' ...

dateFeb 08, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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Hydrogels help grasses grow on remote, arid rangelands

(PhysOrg.com) -- The arid conditions in the southwestern United States make restoring degraded rangelands extremely difficult, but a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientist has found a way to help native grasses survive ...

dateJan 12, 2012 in Ecology
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Genetic buzzer-beater genes may save fish

Two distinct populations of rainbow trout -- one in Alaska, the other in Idaho -- share a genetic trait that could have huge implications for fisheries conservation and management, an eight-member research team reports.

dateNov 29, 2011 in Ecology
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Monitoring ground-level ozone from space

Satellite views of the Midwestern United States show that ozone levels above 50 parts per billion (ppb) along the ground could reduce soybean yields by at least 10 percent, costing more than $1 billion in lost crop production, ...

dateAug 29, 2011 in Environment
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