News tagged with life cycle

Decoding tornadoes' infrasound waves

Infrasound waves oscillate at frequencies humans can't hear, but they're extremely useful for monitoring nuclear blasts because infrasound decays so slowly within our atmosphere that it can wrap around Earth multiple times. ...

dateMay 08, 2018 in Earth Sciences
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Computer models combat malaria

As one of the world's deadliest pathogens, Plasmodium spreads relentlessly from host to host. But a computer model created by KAUST scientists may reveal and help exploit the parasite's unknown weaknesses to uncover new options ...

dateApr 18, 2018 in Cell & Microbiology
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Will a cold winter kill off ticks?

The bad news is that even particularly harsh winter weather – like that experienced by much of the East Coast this year – won't kill off ticks. They are hardy little critters. However, a brutal winter could still have ...

dateFeb 09, 2018 in Ecology
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White cheeks are more titillating

Male blue tits with white cheeks are healthier and more likely to mate with higher quality partners than their counterparts with duller cheek feathers. Having purer white cheeks also indicates that a blue tit was better able ...

dateFeb 06, 2018 in Plants & Animals
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