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Pygmy puberty put under the microscope

A new hypothesis regarding evolutionary adaption in pygmies contends that their small body size is a side effect of early sexual maturation, where the body’s resources are allocated to reproduction rather than growth. The study, by University of Cambridge anthropologists Jay Stock and Andrea Migliano, appears in the journal Current Anthropology. There are several existing […]

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Biofuels Under The Spotlight

At this year’s Annual Meeting of the American Society of Plant Biologists, long-standing renewable energy advocate Professor Chris Somerville, Carnegie Institution and Stanford University, urged greater coordination among biofuel researchers. Somerville is encouraged by recent initiatives into biofuels, but suggests that a pooling of plant biology knowledge may be needed before a transition from fossil […]

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