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Birds may use tiny magnetic field as GPS

12 years ago from UPI

LONDON, May 6 (UPI) -- U.S. and British researchers say birds may use chemical magnetoreception to orient themselves during flight.

South Korea begins imports of biotech corn

12 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Major South Korean corn processors have begun importing genetically modified varieties of the crop because of shortages of conventional corn on the world market since China began...

Colossal Squid Has Glowing "Cloaking Device," Huge Eyes

12 years ago from National Geographic

The giant defrosted this week has the world's biggest eyes, as well as light-emitting organs that may help render the squid invisible to predators, scientists say.

Idaho lab develops a quicker way to catch a thief

12 years ago from AP Science

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) -- Federal researchers say they've developed a human identification test that's faster and possibly cheaper than DNA testing....

Biologists say dozens of grizzlies reside in Anchorage

12 years ago from AP Science

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A study by state biologists has found parts of Anchorage are much more popular among grizzly bears than they previously thought....

Protein role in meiosis re-evaluated by researchers

12 years ago from MIT Research

Proteins that control cell division play a far more nuanced role than researchers previously thought in the process that gives rise to reproductive cells, according to new MIT research. The...

Teams unravel heparin death mystery

12 years ago from MIT Research

An international team of researchers led by MIT has explained how contaminated batches of the blood-thinner heparin were able to slip past traditional safety screens and kill dozens of patients...

Team develops safe, effective RNAi technique

12 years ago from MIT Research

A team of researchers from MIT and Alnylam Pharmaceuticals has developed safe and effective methods to perform RNA interference, a therapy that holds great promise for treating a variety of...