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New Zealand's large moa did not disperse large seeds

A new study about New Zealand's extinct moa, involving acid baths and concrete mixers, by researchers from the University of Canterbury and Landcare Research, has revealed a surprising finding about their ability to disperse ...

dateApr 18, 2018 in Ecology
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The good, the bad and their fortuitous differences

Genetic differences between two very similar fungi, one that led to Quorn, the proprietary meat substitute, and another that ranks among the world's most damaging crop pathogens, have exposed the significant features that ...

Museum researchers rediscover animal not seen in 30 years

Researchers from the San Diego Natural History Museum (The Nat) and the non-profit organization Terra Peninsular A.C. have rediscovered the San Quintin kangaroo rat (Dipodomys gravipes) in Baja California; the Museum is partnering ...

Putting proteins in their proper place

A host of special molecules called nuclear RNA-binding proteins (RBPs), when misplaced outside the nucleus, form the harmful clumps seen in several brain disorders, including frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and amyotrophic ...

An eye toward regeneration

A UNLV scientist and her team have found that frog embryos can fully regrow their eyes after injuries, a breakthrough that may lead one day to the ability to orchestrate tissue regeneration in humans.

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Unveiling the secrets of the Milky Way galaxy
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Integrating optical components into existing chip designs
Scientists create gold nanoparticles in water
Virtually modelling the human brain in a computer

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