Archive: 14/06/2016

Modern mussel shells much thinner than 50 years ago

Shells of California mussels collected from the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Washington in the 1970s are on average 32 percent thicker than modern specimens, according to a new study published by University of Chicago biologists.

dateJun 14, 2016 in Ecology
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Antiphonal singing in indris

"How to get noticed as a singer?" isn't only a concern for young people aspiring to a career in the music industry. Young indris, critically endangered lemurs from Madagascar, sing in antiphony with their choirmates to increase ...

dateJun 14, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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Q&A: What is net neutrality and why does it matter?

An appeals court on Tuesday upheld "net neutrality" rules that treat the Internet like a public utility and prohibit blocking, slowing and creating paid fast lanes for online traffic. They have been in effect for a year.

dateJun 14, 2016 in Telecom
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Why do women live longer than men?

Women live longer than men. This simple statement holds a tantalizing riddle that Steven Austad, Ph.D., and Kathleen Fischer, Ph.D., of the University of Alabama at Birmingham explore in a perspective piece published in Cell ...

dateJun 14, 2016 in Other
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