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New research suggests wild birds may play a role in the spread of bird flu

— 28 Mar 2011 14:32 | Health

Wild migratory birds may indeed play a role in the spread of bird flu, also known as highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1…

The foundations of empathy are found in the chicken

— 9 Mar 2011 18:26 | Biology

A study has gained new insight into the minds of domestic hens, discovering, for the first time, that domestic hens show a clear physiological and behavioural response when their chicks…

For birds, the suburbs may not be an ideal place to raise a family

— 4 Mar 2011 14:26 | Biology

There comes a time in life for every bird to spread its wings and leave the nest, but for grey catbirds, that might be the beginning of the end. Smithsonian scientists report fledgling…

Study finds energy limits global economic growth

— 8 Jan 2011 12:51 | Environment

A study that relates global energy use to economic growth, published in the January issue of BioScience, finds strong correlations between these two measures both among countries and…

Doctors warn that using domestic spoons to give children medicine increases overdose risk

— 15 Jul 2010 14:44 | Health

Medical experts have warned parents that using domestic spoons to dispense children's medicine could lead to overdoses after discovering that some hold two to three times as much as…

Guinea pigs not 'dumbed down' by domestication

— 25 Mar 2010 12:46 | Biology

Despite reductions in brain size, domestication has not reduced the ability of guinea pigs to navigate a water maze. Researchers writing in BioMed Central's open access journal Frontiers…

Scientific breakthrough in genetic studies of animal domestication

— 20 Mar 2010 14:16 | Biology

The domestication of animals and plants is the most important technological innovation during human history. This genetic transformation of wild species has occurred as humans have…

Dogs likely originated in the Middle East, new genetic data indicate

— 18 Mar 2010 13:11 | Biology

Dogs likely originated in the Middle East, not Asia or Europe, according to a new genetic analysis by an international team of scientists led by UCLA biologists. The research, funded…

'Survival of the cutest' proves Darwin right

— 20 Jan 2010 16:24 | Biology

Domestic dogs have followed their own evolutionary path, twisting Darwin's directive 'survival of the fittest' to their own needs - and have proved him right in the process, according…

Violent upbringing may lead to domestic violence

— 6 Oct 2009 19:42 | Health

A recent study from the latest issue of Personal Relationships shows that individuals who have experienced violence at an early age may have trouble adjusting to healthy, adult romantic…

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