Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

November 20, 2005
Bacteria which sense the Earth's magnetic field
It is not only migratory birds that orient themselves to the magnetic field of the Earth.

Patients' reports of domestic violence not recorded by a nearly a third of surveyed physicians
Nearly a third of surveyed physicians do not keep a record when patients report domestic violence.

'Sex' helps bacteria cope with a changing world
Bacteria feel pressures to evolve antibiotic resistance and other new abilities in response to a changing environment, and they react by 'stealing' genetic information from other better-adapted types of bacteria, according to research published in Nature Genetics today.

Childcare reduces stress levels for kids with working mums
Low job satisfaction in working mothers increases the stress levels of their children, but spending longer in childcare can help overcome these effects, new research has shown.
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