Atlantic snails are increasing dramatically in size

A Queen's University biologist has discovered that the shell lengths of snails in the northwest Atlantic Ocean - an important member of the Atlantic food chain - have increased by 22.6 per cent over the past century. Until ...

More competitors, less competition

(PhysOrg.com) -- Americans love competition, but the more challengers involved, the less likely we are to compete, says a University of Michigan professor.

Research Shows an Incentive to Snitch Produces False Information

(PhysOrg.com) -- The secondary confession - also known as snitching - is widely accepted as valid evidence in criminal prosecution. Yet, the first behavioral study to investigate whether people will provide false secondary ...

Skin biology illuminates how stem cells operate

(PhysOrg.com) -- As a girl, Elaine Fuchs borrowed her mother’s old strainers and mixing bowls to collect polliwogs, an activity she credits for her present-day career as a biologist.

DNA analysis uncovers the prehistory of Norwegian red deer

For his doctoral thesis, Hallvard Haanes discovered that Norwegian red deer are genetically different from other European red deer, due to their historical distribution. However, a century ago, red deer were imported from ...

New tremors at Alaska volcano spewing ash into sky

(AP) -- New tremors at Alaska's Mount Redoubt are prompting speculation that the volcano could be in a phase that will lead to more instability. The 10,200-foot volcano erupted six times Sunday and Monday, spewing clouds ...

No disks needed for startup's streamed video games

(AP) -- Music and movies can be streamed over the Internet, so why not video games? A startup founded by technology entrepreneur Steve Perlman says it has developed a technology to deliver video games on demand, an idea ...

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