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April 07, 2014

Primatologists Defend use of Primates as Models for Medical Research

Writing in the American Journal of Primatology, medical researchers argue that continued research with primates is needed

April 07, 2014

Weak Plate Structure Explains Power of South American Earthquakes

New research in the Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth, has found that fractured rocks may explain why the Nazca and South American tectonic plates have been the centre of a series of powerful earthquakes throughout the last century.

April 07, 2014

Yoga Can Reduce Symptoms of PTSD, Study Shows

 In a study by the Journal of Traumatic Stress, results show that women who adopt yoga may experience less symptoms of PTSD.

April 02, 2014

Gastro outbreaks hit elderly hardest

Frail elderly people living in residential care facilities are at increased risk of severe illness or death from outbreaks of viral gastroenteritis.

This is the finding from a study led by Craig Davis from Department of Health Queensland, published in the April issue of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health.

12:00 AM EDT March 20, 2014

First Evidence of Plants Evolving Weaponry to Complete in the Struggle for Selection

Rutting stags and clawing bears are but two examples of male animals fighting over a mate, but research in New Phytologist has uncovered the first evidence of similar male struggles leading to the evolution of weaponry in plants.

12:00 AM EDT March 19, 2014

The Power of Poison: Study Examines Pesticide Poisoning of Africa’s Wildlife

Poisons are silent, effective and cheap, making the especially dangerous in Africa where they are used for both pest control and illegal poaching. However, as a new study in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences reveals, they also kill un-intended wildlife

March 17, 2014

Eat More, Die Young: Why Eating a Diet Very Low In Nutrients Can Extend Lifespan

 A new evolutionary theory in BioEssays claims that consuming a diet very low in nutrients can extend lifespan in laboratory animals, a finding which could hold clues to promoting healthier ageing in humans.

 

March 03, 2014

Black Hawks Downed: Study Reveals Bird Threat to U.S. Military Helicopters

The Wildlife Society Bulletin reveals how U.S. military helicopters are to wildlife strikes

March 03, 2014

Damage of Diesel Fuel From Antarctic Vessels, Revealed in new Study

New research in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry reveals the fatal impact of diesel fuel on plankton, a crucial food source which underpins the polar ecosystem.

March 03, 2014

E-Mazing: Chimps Outperform English Children in Virtual Reality Maze Tests

Research which used virtual reality mazes to study the spatial reasoning of chimpanzees, has found that chimps can outperform young human children.

March 03, 2014

How Ancient Greek Plays Allow us to Reconstruct Europe’s Climate

The open air plays of the Ancient Greeks may offer us a valuable insight into the Mediterranean climate of the time, Weather reports.

March 03, 2014

Humans Responsible for 62% of Cougar Deaths in Re-established Populations

The Wildlife Society Bulletin explores the fatal cost of human interaction with cougars and asks what state agencies can do to protect both species.

March 03, 2014

Hungry for ‘Likes’: Anxiety over Facebook Photos Linked to Eating Disorders

Regular use of Facebook linked to increase in weight anxiety, reports the International Journal of Eating Disorders

March 03, 2014

Warming Seas Cause Stronger Tropical Cyclones, Models Show

Tropical cyclones could be made stronger as global warming results in rising sea temperatures, reveals new research in the Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems.

February 27, 2014

Wiley-Kudos Partnership Helps Authors Maximize Article Impact

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., today announced a new partnership with Kudos, a start-up service designed to help academics and learned societies measure, monitor and maximize the visibility and impact of their published articles. From April 2014, the Kudos platform will be freely available across a representative trial of articles from the Global Research portfolio.

February 19, 2014

The “Anywhere Article” Launched Across Wiley Online Library

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., has announced the launch of its next generation enhanced HTML article, the “Anywhere Article”, which puts readability, interaction, and portability at the heart of the user experience. The Anywhere Article launched across Wiley Online Library today.

February 18, 2014

Optimal Design of Experiments

The authors Peter Goos and Bradley Jones talk about their book

February 18, 2014

Beauty & Bacteria: Slim, Attractive Men Have Less Nasal Bacteria than Heavy Men

The American Journal of Human Biology reveals a link between Body Mass Index (BMI) and the amount of bacteria colonizing noses

February 18, 2014

Beyond Wellie Boots and Photo Ops: Exploring the Politics of Climate Change in the U.K.

WIREs Climate Change explores how the politics of climate change has shifted from one of consensus, to overt tribalism, and asks how this may be changed by the rise of hitherto fringe political parties.

February 18, 2014

Bouquets of Disease: How Flowers Attract and Spread Pathogen Microbes

New research in Ecology Letters explores this microbial world of flowers.

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