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When it comes to selecting a mate, the eyes have it:...

For the first time ever, scientists have found a difference in the way males and females of the same species of vertebrate see things -- and that sexes likely use that difference to select their mates. Queen's PhD candidate Shai Sabbah, a Vanier...

Discovery of the secrets that enable plants near Chernobyl to shrug...

Scientists are reporting discovery of the biological secrets that enable plants growing near the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant to adapt and flourish in highly radioactive soil -- legacy of the 1986 nuclear disaster in the Ukraine. Their study, whi...

Diners may be willing to pay more to eat at ‘green’...

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Many U.S. restaurants may be ignoring a desire by American consumers to dine at environmentally friendly restaurants, according to a small exploratory study. Researchers found that more than 8 out of 10 restaurant patrons surveye...

The gene-environment enigma

Personalized medicine centers on being able to predict the risk of disease or response to a drug based on a person's genetic makeup. But a study by scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests that, for most commo...

Snakes on a rope: Researchers take a unique look at the...

In a unique study involving young boa constrictors, University of Cincinnati researchers put snakes to work on varying diameters and flexibility of vertical rope to examine how they might move around on branches and vines to gather food and escape e...

Myth of a germ-free world: A closer look at antimicrobial products

Killing microorganisms has become a national obsession. A pair of antimicrobial compounds known as triclosan and triclocarban are lately the weapons of choice in our war of attrition against the microbial world. Both chemicals are found in an ar...

Moved by religion: Mexican cavefish develop resistance to toxin

COLLEGE STATION, Nov. 4, 2010 -- A centuries-old religious ceremony of an indigenous people in southern Mexico has led to small evolutionary changes in a local species of fish, according to researchers from Texas A&M University. Since before th...

UC research: Rabbit’s food brings luck in decreasing estrogen levels in...

The November 2010 issue of "Environmental Pollution" details successful experiments at the University of Cincinnati wherein rabbit's food resulted in the abiotic (non-biological) transformation and absorption of four different types of estrogen,...

TEEB report puts world’s natural assets on the global political radar

Nagoya, Japan, 20 October 2010 -- The economic importance of the world's natural assets is now firmly on the political radar as a result of an international assessment showcasing the enormous economic value of forests, freshwater, soils and co...

Discovery of the secrets that enable plants near Chernobyl to shrug...

Scientists are reporting discovery of the biological secrets that enable plants growing near the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant to adapt and flourish in highly radioactive soil -- legacy of the 1986 nuclear disaster in the Ukraine. Their study, whi...

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