Inflatable toad gives small guys the slip

The female cane toad can pump herself up to mega-size to throw off smaller males striving to mate with her, Australian biologists reported on Wednesday.

From crickets to whales, animal calls have something in common

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists who compare insect chirps with ape calls may look like they are mixing aphids and orangutans, but researchers have found common denominators in the calls of hundreds of species of insects, birds, ...

Google to sell Nexus One, a 'super' mobile phone (Update)

(AP) -- Google Inc. began selling its own mobile phone Tuesday, a much-anticipated move aimed at protecting its online advertising empire as people increasingly surf the Web on handsets instead of personal computers.

Ongoing evolution among modern humans

(PhysOrg.com) -- It has long been the common perception that once modern humans appeared more than 50,000 years ago, little has changed in human biology.

Researcher devises new solar pond distillation system

Ecosystems of terminus lakes around the world could benefit from a new system being developed at the University of Nevada, Reno to desalinate water using a specialized low-cost solar pond and patented membrane distillation ...

Will high-density PICs be the next big thing?

(PhysOrg.com) -- Lasers have the potential to improve and revolutionize human lives in many ways, from consumer electronics and communications to medical equipment and homeland security. Helping unlock the barriers to these ...

Sun Glints Seen from Space Signal Oceans and Lakes (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- In two new videos from NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft, bright flashes of light known as sun glints act as beacons signaling large bodies of water on Earth. These observations give scientists a way to pick ...

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