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Two warbler species find the West isn't big enough for both of them

...f The Royal Society, the United Kingdom's national academy of science. The work was funded by the National Science Foundation, the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology and the Garrett Eddy Ornithological Endowment at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture at the UW. In the spring of 2001 ...

Nevada researcher re-ignites mammal reproduction debate

...ondon: B," a journal of the independent scientific academy in the United Kingdom, Cameron asserts that there's a good reason to support the hypothesis. It could all boil down to the amount of glucose, or blood sugar, in a female mammal's body around the time of conception, Cameron said. She conducted an a...

Biochemist becomes 15th UT Southwestern faculty member serving on National Academy of Sciences

...s announced during the 141st annual meeting of the academy in Washington, D.C. The NAS is a private, nonprofit society of distinguished scholars engaged in scientific and engineering research. Other UT Southwestern faculty who are members of the NAS and the year they were appointed are: Ronald W. Estabrook,...

Oldest-known arm bone found in Pennsylvania

...ized piece of red sandstone." In 2001, when academy fossil preparator Fred Mullison, excavated the bone from the rock, the importance of the new specimen was immediately evident. "We knew it was a humerus," Coates said, "but it was an entirely different kind. We had never seen one like it be...

An old, familiar love nest helps sexual success

...The Royal Society is an independent United Kingdom academy promoting the natural and applied sciences. The Cornell researchers put 26 male Japanese quail, a species already well established in neuroendocrine research, with females in two sets of cages. In one set, the males had mated with females before, but...

Teen alcohol and drug disorders more common than previously thought

...nt role in screening and intervention efforts. The academy has published policy statements that encourage the pediatrician to be actively involved in screening, early diagnosis and intervention, or referral. The absence of a reliable, field-tested, simple screening instrument, constraints of time, lack of re...

Double honors: UNC scientist appointed to two prestigious national societies

...North Carolina among 72 new members elected to the academy this year for distinguished and continuing original research achievements. The honor came one day following Wolfenden's appointment as Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, class of 2002. Founded in 1780 by John Adams, John Hancock an...

Some animals can recognize degree of kinship by scent

...a journal of The Royal Society, Britain's national academy of science, are the first to show how recognition odors allow precise estimates of kinship, even among distant relatives. Published as "Kin-recognition abilities and nepotism as a function of sociality" and funded by the National Science Foundation,...

Europe and United States assess international support of science in Russia and Ukraine

...ce2001.html . The Royal Society is an independent academy promoting the natural and applied sciences. Founded in 1660, the Society has three roles, as the UK academy of science, as a learned Society, and as a funding agency. It responds to individual demand with sel...

Weizmann Institute researcher named to Israel Academy Of Sciences And Humanities

...vernmental science and technology institution. The academy advises the government on activities of national importance related to scientific research and planning. Prof. Yonath is renowned for her discoveries about the structure of the ribosome, known as the cells genetic factory, which translates the geneti...

UCSD bioengineer to receive President's National Medal of Science

...e been elected a member of all three national academy branches: the National Academy of Science, the National Academy of Engineering and the Institute of Medicine. Prior to joining UCSD, Fung was a faculty member in the Department of Aeronautics at the California Institute of Technology...

DFG To Set Up 32 New Postgraduate Research Groups - First "Virtual Research Group"

...e the first research group to be established at an academy of art. Under this programme art scholars, musicologists, educationists and literary scholars will look into the production of works of art and the working processes of artists. In postgraduate research groups, 15 to 25 doctoral candidates work under...

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