Biology News

Protozoan parasites survive treatment plants and water treatment Galician Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 00:00
Researchers at the Institute of Food Quality Gallego protozoan parasites have been detected in the effluent leaving the sewage treatment plants and Galicia, as well as water recreation areas. Analyzed
The oldest species of a marine mollusk Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 00:00
The new species 'Polyconites Hadriani', discovered in 2007, is crowned as the oldest of the genre 'Polyconites' Family 'Polyconitidae' (rudist), a type of extinct marine mollusk. Until now, scientists
'Molecular ballets' and microscopic battle of the sexes boost mating success Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 00:00
For insects, as for humans, mating can involve complicated interactions between males and females, with each partner engaging in rituals or behaviors that influence the other.
Texas-bound: Fungus keeps Texas leaf-cutter ants from spreading Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 00:00
A new study by biologists at Rice University and the University of Texas at Austin (UT) finds that the Texas leaf-cutter ant Atta texana, whose ancestors emigrated from the tropics, adapted to the rel
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