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Japanese Snow Monkeys Are Having Sexual Contact With Wild Deer And Scientists Aren’t Exactly Sure Why

Added: 16.12.2017 0:37 | 0 views | 0 comments


Macaque monkeys, also known as snow monkeys, are getting sexual gratification from wild deer and scientists aren’t completely sure why. As Inverse reports, there have been going around showing adolescent female snow monkeys mounting sika deer in a sexual manner. A team of researchers has been investigating this behavior and their findings have been in the Archives of Sexual Behavior.
The research has shown that it was primarily adolescent female macaques who were mounting the deer. There are a couple of reasons why these teenage primates might be engaging in this sexual behavior. Firstly, sex with male macaques can be life-threatening for them so they could be looking for a safer way to relieve their sexual tension. This is one of the reasons why they often see female same-sex encounters within this species.

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Scientists advance knowledge of plant reproduction

Added: 15.12.2017 16:26 | 0 views | 0 comments

Two groups of plant molecular biologists have long studied how pollen tubes and pistils, the male and female parts of flowers, communicate to achieve fertilization in plants. Now they report that they have identified a pair of receptors essential to these communications as well as molecules that modulate the receptors' activity.

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To sleep or not: Researchers explore complex genetic network behind sleep duration

Added: 15.12.2017 16:26 | 0 views | 0 comments

Scientists have identified differences in a group of genes they say might help explain why some people need a lot more sleep -- and others less -- than most. The study, conducted using fruit fly populations bred to model natural variations in human sleep patterns, provides new clues to how genes for sleep duration are linked to a wide variety of biological processes.

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3-D nanoscale imaging made possible

Added: 15.12.2017 16:23 | 0 views | 0 comments

Imaging at the nanoscale is important to a plethora of modern applications in materials science, physics, biology, medicine and other fields. Limitations of current techniques are, e.g. their resolution, imaging speed or the inability to look behind opaque objects with arbitrary shapes. Scientists have now demonstrated a method for meeting this challenge with stunning properties.

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Conserving the forests

Added: 15.12.2017 16:23 | 0 views | 0 comments

Certification programs are being reevaluated as options for sustaining tropical forests, explain scientists.

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Children's screen-time guidelines too restrictive, according to new research

Added: 15.12.2017 15:26 | 0 views | 0 comments

Digital screen use is a staple of contemporary life for adults and children, whether they are browsing on laptops and smartphones, or watching TV. Pediatricians and scientists have long expressed concerns about the impact of overusing technology on people's wellbeing. However, new research suggests that existing guidance managing children's digital media time may not be as beneficial as first thought.

Complex, old-growth forests may protect some bird species in a warming climate

Added: 15.12.2017 13:51 | 0 views | 0 comments

Old forests that contain large trees and a diversity of tree sizes and species may offer refuge to some types of birds facing threats in a warming climate, scientists have found.

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To sleep or not: Researchers explore complex genetic network behind sleep duration

Added: 15.12.2017 13:28 | 0 views | 0 comments

Scientists have identified differences in a group of genes they say might help explain why some people need a lot more sleep -- and others less -- than most. The study, conducted using fruit fly populations bred to model natural variations in human sleep patterns, provides new clues to how genes for sleep duration are linked to a wide variety of biological processes.

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Error-free into the quantum computer age

Added: 15.12.2017 12:09 | 0 views | 0 comments

Ion-trap technologies available today are suitable for building large-scale quantum computers, research shows. Scientists have introduced trapped-ion quantum error correction protocols that detect and correct processing errors.

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Conserving the forests

Added: 15.12.2017 11:27 | 0 views | 0 comments

Certification programs are being reevaluated as options for sustaining tropical forests, explain scientists.

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