Biology News

Don't blame The Pill for estrogen in drinking water Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 00:00
The latest episode in the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) award-winning podcast series, Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions, focuses on a widespread public misconception about the estrogen hormo
Researcher Reports on Animals' Reflective Minds Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 00:00
A principle area of investigation in the field of metacognition is the question of whether nonhuman animals can - like their human counterparts - monitor or self-regulate their own cognitive states an
Cornell releases two new potato varieties, ideal for chip Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 00:00
Waneta and Lamoka -- named after a pair of twin lakes in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York are especially appealing to potato chip manufacturers because they fare well in storage and prod
Shear brain power - sheep smarter than previously believed Monday, February 21, 2011 - 00:00
Scientists at the University of Cambridge have discovered that sheep are more intelligent than previously believed. Despite having a comparable brain size to other highly evolved animals, sheep have b
Clams Studied as Way to Help Clean Oil-filled Waters Monday, February 21, 2011 - 00:00
The lowly Rangia clam, so common in the waters of Lake Pontchartrain, Lake Maurepas and other brackish bodies of water in the South, may take on a new role if studies at Southeastern Louisiana Univers
Pollution with antibiotics leads to resistant bacteria Monday, February 21, 2011 - 00:00
Using a novel method, based on large-scale DNA sequencing, the Swedish scientists show that bacteria residing in Indian rivers are full of resistance genes, protecting them from otherwise effective an
Skin color: Handy tool for teaching evolution Sunday, February 20, 2011 - 00:00
Variations in skin color provide one of the best examples of evolution by natural selection acting on the human body and should be used to teach evolution in schools, according to a Penn State anthrop
Pollution Triggers Genetic Resistance Mechanism in a Coastal Fish Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 00:00
Some 50 years later, one type of fish—the Atlantic tomcod—has not only survived but appears to be thriving in the hostile Hudson environment