Articles by Shweta Iyer

west africa
How Africa's Shape Was Determined By Competing Tectonic-Plate Movements
Mar 02, 2014 12:12 PM E
Competing expansion between the tectonic plates that made up Africa and South America led to West Africa's shape.
cichlid
Survival Of The Fittest: Cichlid Fish Prove That Competition, Breeding Patterns Leads To Speciation
Mar 01, 2014 13:20 PM E
A team of scientists prove with cichlid fish that evolutionary theory does indeed work. Among a group of cichlids, differences in living space and size led them to develop into two different species.
galaxy
How Can Galaxies Lose That Bulge? By Spinning Faster
Feb 28, 2014 17:18 PM E
Researchers have discovered that the rate at which they spin determines why some spiral galaxies are fat and bulging while others are flat discs.
goats
What Makes A Male Goat Irresistible To The Female? Scientists Discover Pheromones In “Goaty Odor”
Feb 27, 2014 16:30 PM E
Researchers analyzed male goat odor to identify a unique, citrus-scented ingredient that speaks directly to the females.
water
Scientists Use Sapwood To Filter Water
Feb 26, 2014 17:59 PM E
A small piece of freshly-cut sapwood can filter out more than 99 percent of the bacteria E. coli from water.
pine tree
Pine Tree Particles: Scientists Explain Chemistry Behind Aerosols And Their Impact On Climate
Feb 26, 2014 17:48 PM E
A new study explains the importance of the particles that are formed from pine-scented vapors emitted by coniferous trees.
insecticide
Scientists Discover Gene That Makes Mosquitoes Resistant To DDT And Other Insecticides
Feb 25, 2014 15:10 PM E
Dr. Charles Wondji and his team of researchers have discovered that a single genetic mutation in mosquitoes makes them resistant to popular insecticides.
salmon
Controlling Dam Water Levels Could Increase Number Of Salmon
Feb 25, 2014 14:19 PM E
According to a study published in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, salmon productivity is greatly affected by the flow and level of water.
earth zarcon
Pre-Historic Fragment Of Zircon Provides Evidence Of Cool Early Earth [VIDEO]
Feb 25, 2014 10:42 AM E
With the help of a tiny fragment of zircon, an international team of researchers is trying to understand how our planet became habitable.
malaria protein
Scientists Find Protein That Prevents Transmission Of Malaria To Mosquitos; Discovery Could Aid In Developing Vaccine
Feb 24, 2014 14:12 PM E
Scientists have now identified a single regulatory protein that triggers the development of the male and female sexual forms of malaria in mosquitos.
bird
The Evolution Of Bird, Like Dinosaurs, May Have Occurred Long Before Archaeopteryx
Feb 24, 2014 13:37 PM E
Archaeopteryx, which means early bird or original bird, was long considered to have evolved rapidly from dinosaurs.
marine turtle
Marine Turtle Population Continues To Be Threatened: Legal Harvest Alone Tops 42,000 Each Year
Feb 21, 2014 17:15 PM E
Recently efforts of protectionists and conservationists has led to greater protection of marine turtles, but that may not be enough.
muslce
Artificial Muscles Made From Thread And Fishing Line Are 100 Times Stronger Than The Real Thing
Feb 20, 2014 15:36 PM E
Fishing lines and sewing thread have been used to create strong artificial muscles in an inexpensive way.
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