Tag: Mexico

Birthplace of the domesticated chili pepper identified in Mexico

Central-east Mexico gave birth to the domesticated chili pepper — now the world’s most widely grown spice crop — reports an international team of...

Ancient settlements and modern cities follow same rules of development

Recently derived equations that describe development patterns in modern urban areas appear to work equally well to describe ancient cities settled thousands of years...

Narco-Deforestation: Linking Drug Policy and Forest Conservation

The forests stretching from Mexico through Central America have some of the richest species diversity on the planet.But despite expansive conservation efforts, this region...

Poisonous Water Leads to Bigger, But Fewer, Fish Babies

Living in extreme environments often entails taking extreme measures to survive.Live-bearing fish mothers in toxic North and South American waters try to give their...

Alcohol leaves its mark on youngsters’ DNA

A study begun in Mexico with the collaboration of university students analysed the effect of weekend alcohol consumption on the lipids comprising cell membrane...

Lab ‘rats’ respond to tax on unhealthy foods

Excise taxes on unhealthy foods – combined with public-service anti-obesity advertising – might cut calories and cholesterol from Americans’ lunch menus.“But weaning Americans off...

Whales feel the (sun)burn!

Whales have been shown to increase the pigment in their skin in response to sunshine, just as we get a tan.Research published today in...

Paleontologists uncover pristine dinosaur tail in Mexico

After 20 days of working in the desert of Coahuila, within the Ejido Guadalupe Alamitos, municipality of General Cepeda, paleontologists from the National Institute...

Genetic risk for obesity found in many Mexican young adults

As many as 35 percent of Mexican young adults may have a genetic predisposition for obesity, said a University of Illinois scientist who conducted...

Ancient dry spells offer clues about the future of drought

As parts of Central America and the U.S. Southwest endure some of the worst droughts to hit those areas in decades, scientists have unearthed new evidence about ancient dry spells that suggest the future could bring even more serious water shortages. T...

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