Archive: 1/05/2008

Male seahorses are nature's Mr. Mom, researchers say

Male seahorses are nature’s real-life Mr. Moms – they take fathering to a whole new level: Pregnancy. Although it is common for male fish to play the dominant parenting role, male pregnancy is a complex process unique ...

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Female jumping spiders find ultraviolet B rays 'sexy'

A report publishing online on May 1st in the journal Current Biology provides the first evidence of an animal using ultraviolet B (UVB) rays to communicate with other members of its species.

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New type of pulsating white dwarf star discovered

University of Texas at Austin astronomers Michael H. Montgomery and Kurtis A. Williams, along with graduate student Steven DeGennaro, have predicted and confirmed the existence of a new type of variable star, with the help ...

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The sweet world of soil microbiology

Using classroom, hands-on activities can help instructors to communicate difficult scientific concepts and stimulate student thinking. Despite its importance, the diversity in soil microbes can conceptually be difficult to ...

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The technology to make 'Speed Racer' cars

The opening of the new “Speed Racer” movie coming out nationally on May 9 has meant weeks of fast-paced fun for 8 juniors in the University of Cincinnati’s internationally recognized School of Design, part of UC’s ...

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Wakame waste

Bacteria that feed on seaweed could help in the disposal of pollutants in the world's oceans, according to a new study by researchers in China and Japan. The discovery is reported in the International Journal of Biotechnology.

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