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Neurobiology -- tuning of timing in auditory axons
An LMU team has shown that the axons of auditory neurons in the brainstem which respond to low and high-frequency sounds differ in their morphology, and that these variations correlate with differences in the speed of signal conduction.  View News Article (2015-08-27)

End-of-production LED lighting increases red pigmentation in lettuce
Growing vegetables in greenhouses extends crop production seasons in northern latitudes, but the greenhouse environment is far from ideal for providing plants with optimal photosynthetic light. View News Article (2015-07-30)

Twisted wasps: Two new unique parasitoid wasp species sting the heart of Europe
Much to his own surprise, Hannes Baur from the Natural History Museum Bern not only reports on whole two new parasitoid wasps at the heart of Europe, the Swiss Alps and Swiss Central Plateau. View News Article (2015-07-23)

Predicting the shape of river deltas
The Mississippi River delta is a rich ecosystem of barrier islands, estuaries, and wetlands that's home to a diverse mix of wildlife -- as well as more than 2 million people. View News Article (2015-07-23)

Europe, Siberia and in between: Caucasian populations of non-biting midges
A research in the North Caucasus, conducted by a group of Russian scientists over three years, has revealed an intermediate distribution of Caucasian populations of non-biting midges between Europe and Siberia.  View News Article (2015-07-02)

New cryptic amphipod discovered in West Caucasus caves
An international team of scientists have discovered a new species of typhlogammarid amphipod in the limestone karstic caves of Chjalta mountain range -- the southern foothills of the Greater Caucasus Range.  View News Article (2015-05-18)

Large heads, narrow pelvises and difficult childbirth in humans
The size of the neonatal skull is large relative to the dimensions of the birth canal in the female pelvis. This is the reason why childbirth is slower and more difficult in humans than in most other primates.  View News Article (2015-04-22)

Unresolved composition of Lantana camara: Impediment to its management
A group of plant invasion ecologists from University of Delhi, India have highlighted the need to disentangle the composition of the highly variable Lantana species complex in order to facilitate management efforts towards this highly invasive species.  View News Article (2015-04-14)

Men's preference for certain body types has evolutionary roots
A psychology study from The University of Texas at Austin sheds new light on today's standards of beauty, attributing modern men's preferences for women with a curvy backside to prehistoric influences. View News Article (2015-03-20)

What's on the menu for young African sawflies?
Sawflies belong to the same insect group as wasps, bees and ants. Unlike many of the latter, sawflies seldom make themselves conspicuous to humans, although the young stages (larvae) of some species, nearly all of which feed on plants, sometimes attract attention by damaging these. View News Article (2015-03-17)

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