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Plants recognize their siblings, biologists discover
...et fiercely competitive when forced to share their pot
with strangers of the same species, but they’re ac...ars, though, that they only do this when sharing a pot
with unrelated plants; when they share a pot
with family they don’t increase their root growth. Beca...
Ants show us how to make super-highways
... different sizes of ant matched different sizes of pot
hole. Indeed, they fit beautifully", explained Franks. Overall, this behaviour results in an increase in the average speed of prey-laden traffic. Moreover, calculations suggest that under a range of realistic scenarios, plugging behaviour results...
Some like it hot: Worms at deep-sea vents favor a fiery 45-55°C
..." Girguis likens the worms' deep-sea habitat to a pot
of scalding water heating inside a freezer. At extreme undersea pressures, water will not boil, so deep-sea thermal vents jet out water that remains liquid at temperatures of up to 350 degrees Celsius (662 degrees Fahrenheit). Because the surrounding...
Ernst Mayr's theory illustrated in genetic epidemiology studies
...Templeton said. "It's kind of like you stirred the pot
at random, but then it goes off in a new direction due to natural selection. So, that was a very controversial idea when it was introduced. I corresponded with Mayr for 25 years, and he considered it to be one of his very best ideas." Templeton sa...
Poison + water = hydrogen. New microbial genome shows how
Take a pot
of scalding water, remove all the oxygen, mix in a bit of poisonous carbon monoxide, and add a pinch of hydrogen gas. It sounds like a recipe for a witch's brew. It may be, but it is also the preferred environment for a microbe known as Carboxydot...