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Familiarity breeds contempt in cleaner fish

(PhysOrg.com) -- Familiarity with your partner is usually thought to promote teamwork, but new research has found that on coral reefs at least, female cleaner fish are more cooperative with unfamiliar males than their ...

dateFeb 23, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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Mitochondria and the great gender divide

(Medical Xpress) -- Why are there two sexes? It’s a question that has long perplexed generations of scientists, but researchers from UCL have come up with a radical new answer: mitochondria.

dateDec 09, 2011 in Biotechnology
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Iberian lynx not doomed by its genetics

(PhysOrg.com) -- The low genetic diversity of the Iberian lynx – the most endangered carnivore in Europe – may not decrease the species' chance of survival, according to new research by geneticists.

dateAug 21, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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First observational test of the 'multiverse'

The theory that our universe is contained inside a bubble, and that multiple alternative universes exist inside their own bubbles – making up the 'multiverse' – is, for the first time, being tested by physicists.

dateAug 03, 2011 in General Physics
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Fruit fly antennae are tuned in

(PhysOrg.com) -- The antennal ears of different fruit fly species are actively tuned to high-frequency components of their respective mating songs, according to new research led by University College London scientists.

dateApr 01, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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