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Birds may use tiny magnetic field as GPS

9 years ago from UPI

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

Colossal Squid Has Glowing "Cloaking Device," Huge Eyes

9 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.

Protein role in meiosis re-evaluated by researchers

9 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

9 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

9 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...