Humans give prey the edge in food web

A new paper by University of Calgary researchers, published today in PLoS ONE, demonstrates the edge given to prey in the “space race” by human activity.
The research was conducted by two University of Calgary students, a University of Calgary Po…

Partnership of genes affects the brain’s development

The human brain consists of approximately one hundred billion nerve cells. Each of these cells needs to connect to specific other cells during the brain’s development in order to form a fully functional organism. Yet how does a nerve cell know w…

Lake-effect theory sinks, but quake timing questions go on

EUGENE, Ore. — (Feb. 10, 2011) — A chronology of 1,000 years of earthquakes at the southern end of the San Andreas Fault nixes the idea that lake changes in the now-dry region caused past quakes. However, researchers say, the timeline pulled f…

Globally sustainable fisheries possible with co-management

The bulk of the world’s fisheries–including the kind of small-scale, often non-industrialized fisheries that millions of people depend on for food–could be sustained using community-based co-management. This is the conclusion of a study report…

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