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ScienceTake: The Amazing Metabolism of Hummingbirds Hummingbirds have several tricks to survive with a super-high metabolism on a diet of nectar.
New York Times | 6 hours, 4 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
How Hummingbirds Cheat Death A hovering hummingbird burns energy faster than any other bird or mammal — and it often lives just hours from starvation.
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Country diary: a landscape coming in from the cold Claxton, Norfolk: A lone blackbird offers hope of spring in the snowstorms Arctic silence Even now there are several roadside heaps of it where the snowdrifts had been so high that we were entirely cut off for three days. These vestiges hardly conjure the
The Guardian | 6 hours, 33 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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FBI dig at rumored site of fabled Civil War treasure comes up short The FBI came out empty handed at the remote Pennsylvania site where Civil War-era gold treasure is rumored to be buried, officials said Monday.
Fox News | 6 hours, 42 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Marine heatwave set off 'carbon bomb' in world's largest seagrass meadow 22% of seagrass in Western Australias Shark Bay was lost after 2010-11 heatwave, causing release of up to 9m tonnes of carbonA marine heatwave in Western Australia in 2010 set off a massive carbon bomb, damaging the worlds largest seagrass meadow, releasi
The Guardian | 6 hours, 55 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Sweet science: Putting corn syrup to work on Earth's origins NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) How has the Earth evolved, and what's in store for the future? It's a sticky question that has graduate student Loes van Dam covered in corn syrup by the end of a day in the lab.
Yahoo! News | 7 hours, 51 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
High consumption of red and processed meat linked to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and insulin resistance World meat consumption has increased during the last decades, and evidence is mounting that high consumption of red and mainly processed meat is unhealthy to humans and is related to chronic diseases such as cancer, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular dis
EurekAlert! | 8 hours, 4 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Trial shows safety of drugs for irregular heartbeat patients undergoing treatment A trial has found that two types of blood thinning drugs are safe to use in patients with an irregular heartbeat when they are undergoing surgery aimed at stopping the condition.
EurekAlert! | 8 hours, 4 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Switch discovered to convert blood vessels to blood stem cells in embryonic development A switch has been discovered that instructs blood vessel cells to become blood stem cells during embryonic development in mice. Reported in eLife, the findings from researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute in Cambridge and the European Molecular Bio
EurekAlert! | 8 hours, 4 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
US children now draw female scientists more than ever When drawing scientists, US children now depict female scientists more often than ever, according to new Northwestern University research, which analyzed five decades of 'Draw-A-Scientist' studies conducted since the 1960s. This change suggests that child
EurekAlert! | 8 hours, 4 minutes ago | comment? | recommend