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Finding the ancestral roots of female orgasm

Human females ovluate on a monthly cycle. Rabbits and many other mammals are physically induced ovulators. This...

How susceptible are oaks to climate change and drought?

We are researching the tolerance of two tree species to climatic changes, by examining leaf and tree ring properties...

Can Bacteria turn Light into Fuel?

Fossil fuels are unsustainable and damaging to the environment. Photosynthetic organisms use only sunlight and...

How does our blood absorb light?

Light has been shown to have anti-depressant effects (just think about your mood when it's sunny!). But we still...

Are Greek lizards adapting to live with humans?

Traditional stone walls in Greece host high densities of lizards that look and perform differently from lizards...

Modern Policing and Coping with Death and Violence

To address the issue of urban gun violence, police have adopted a new strategy, called "community-oriented policing...

Chemically sterilizing mosquitoes to prevent malaria transmission

Malaria is a parasitic disease spread by mosquitoes. Thus, controlling mosquitoes is the key to controlling...

Leaves in stone: does decay control the fossil record?

Plant fossils provide a record of the terrestrial ecosystem for the past 400 million years, but we do not fully...

Can viral molecular structures cause cancer?

Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infects 9 out of 10 people and can lead to cancers such as Hodgkin's, Burkitt's, and...

Why the long face? Functional morphology of a unique fossil porpoise

Fossil whale skulls offer unique insights into evolution and adaptation to life in water. Aspects of skull shape...

Can we use fungi to break down our plastic and rubber waste?

The massive and rapid accumulation of our plastic and rubber waste is a problem that we cannot afford...