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  1. For whom the births (and worms) toll

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Studies of Bolivian forager-farmers shed light on costs of high birthrates, effects of pathogens on metabolism. Posted: 2016-07-22 13:29:54 ...
    Sunday, 24 July 2016
  2. Red meat consumption linked with increased risk of developing kidney failure

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... was found with intakes of poultry, fish, eggs, or dairy products, while soy and legumes appeared to be slightly protective. Posted: 2016-07-14 23:36:27 ...
    Sunday, 17 July 2016
  3. City birds again prove to be angrier than rural birds

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    New observations on urban versus rural birds shed light on the effects of human population expansion on wildlife, say authors of a new report. . Posted: 2016-07-15 15:35:56 ...
    Sunday, 17 July 2016
  4. Neuronal activity shows link between wakefulness, fight-or-flight response in mice

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Researchers have revealed a role for orexin neurons of the hypothalamus in regulating the response to harmful stimuli in mice. Painful stimuli activated orexin neurons, except in mice that were anesthetized. ...
    Sunday, 17 July 2016
  5. Autolens analysis steps up for Euclid’s 100,000 strong gravitational lens challenge

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Euclid satellite, due for launch in 2020, will set astronomers a huge challenge: to analyze one hundred thousand strong gravitational lenses. The gravitational deflection of light from distant astronomical ...
    Saturday, 02 July 2016
  6. In the blink of a cosmic eye: Chance microlensing events probe galactic cores

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... are often hundreds of millions or even billions of light years away, so are difficult to study in any detail. Natural gravitational 'microlenses' can provide a way to probe these objects, and now a team ...
    Saturday, 02 July 2016
  7. Physicists find missing link between glass formation and crystallization

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... now taken a major leap in reconciling these two opposing views. Using a clever combination of light scattering and microscopy, they were able to demonstrate that within a melt of hard spheres small compacted ...
    Saturday, 02 July 2016
  8. Frigate birds: In the air for months at a time

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Frigate birds were already known for their ability to fly continuously for weeks without landing. A telemetric study of their trajectory and flight strategy has just revealed that they can remain airborne ...
    Saturday, 02 July 2016
  9. E. coli: The ideal transport vehicle for next-gen vaccines?

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Researchers have developed an E. coli-based transport capsule designed to help next-generation vaccines do a more efficient and effective job than today’s immunizations. The research highlights the capsule’s ...
    Saturday, 02 July 2016
  10. Zebrafish reveal the ups and downs of vision

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Researchers have shed light on how we perceive and recognize specific visual stimuli. Posted: 2016-06-30 17:59:05 ...
    Saturday, 02 July 2016
  11. New experimental system sheds light on how memory loss may occur

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Spatial memory decays when the entorhinal cortex is not functioning properly, a new mouse model shows. The study, say the authors, provides new information about how dysfunction of this circuit may contribute ...
    Saturday, 02 July 2016
  12. Energy from sunlight: Further steps towards artificial photosynthesis

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Chemists have come one step closer to generating energy from sunlight: for the first time, they were able to reproduce one of the crucial phases of natural photosynthesis with artificial molecules.  ...
    Sunday, 26 June 2016
  13. New tool to measure polarization of light

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Researchers have developed a new tool for detecting and measuring the polarization of light based on a single spatial sampling of the light, rather than the multiple samples required by previous technologies. ...
    Sunday, 26 June 2016
  14. 'Flower Power': Photovoltaic cells replicate rose petals

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    With a surface resembling that of plants, solar cells improve light-harvesting and thus generate more power. Scientists reproduced the epidermal cells of rose petals that have particularly good antireflection ...
    Sunday, 26 June 2016
  15. Scientists discover unsuspected bacterial link to bile duct cancer

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... (CCA) patients, highlighting their potential role in development of CCA. Posted: 2016-06-24 18:06:03 ...
    Sunday, 26 June 2016
  16. Butterfly study sheds light on convergent evolution: Single gene controls mimicry across different species

    Category: Arabian Researchers/Fossils & Ruins

    For 150 years scientists have been trying to explain convergent evolution. One of the best-known examples of this is how poisonous butterflies from different species evolve to mimic each other's color ...
    Saturday, 30 July 2011
  17. New duck-billed dinosaur gives scientists clues to evolution of head ornamentation and provinciality

    Category: Arabian Researchers/Fossils & Ruins

    A new genus and species of hadrosaur (duck-billed) dinosaur -- the oldest duck-billed dinosaur known from North America -- has been named by scientists who expect the discovery to shed new light on dinosaur ...
    Saturday, 30 July 2011
  18. Technology to throw new light on ancient artifacts

    Category: Arabian Researchers/Fossils & Ruins

    New technology which makes it possible to study the finer details of some of the world’s greatest historical artifacts has been developed by computer scientists and archaeologists. Posted: 2011-07-20 ...
    Saturday, 30 July 2011
  19. Vertebrate jaw design locked early: Study on initial diversification of jaws sheds light on early vertebrate feeding ecology

    Category: Arabian Researchers/Fossils & Ruins

    With the evolution of jaws some 420 million years ago, jawed animals diversified rapidly into a range of niches that remained stable for the following 80 million years, despite extinctions, habitat loss ...
    Saturday, 30 July 2011
  20. How hot did Earth get in the past? Team of scientists uncovers new information

    Category: Arabian Researchers/Fossils & Ruins

    ... provides a much clearer picture of Earth's temperature approximately 50 million years ago when CO2 concentrations were higher than today. The results may shed light on what to expect in the future if CO2 ...
    Saturday, 30 July 2011
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