Archive for the ‘Biology’ Category

A note on apartments and bubbles

As Aotearoa enters week two of lockdown, it’s clear we’re all still working out what our “bubbles” look like and how to stay in them to stop the spread of Covid-19. New to the government’s Covid-19 website is some good guidance for people liv…

Expert: We need a global coordinated response to COVID-19

Without coordination within and across countries, COVID-19 will endlessly re-emerge, with devastating consequences for public health and the global economy.

Fatigue and recovery measured with dynamic properties vs isometric force: effects of exercise intensity [RESEARCH ARTICLE]

Renata L. Krüger, Saied Jalal Aboodarda, Libia Marcela Jaimes, Brian R. MacIntosh, Pierre Samozino, and Guillaume Y. MilletWhile fatigue can be defined as an exercise-related decrease in the maximal power or isometric force, most studies have …

Holding tight on feathers – structural specializations and attachment properties of the avian ectoparasite Crataerina pallida (Diptera, Hippoboscidae) [RESEARCH ARTICLE]

Dennis S. Petersen, Nils Kreuter, Lars Heepe, Sebastian Büsse, Arndt H. J. Wellbrock, Klaudia Witte, and Stanislav N. GorbThe louse fly Crataerina pallida is an obligate blood-sucking ecto-parasite of the common swift Apus apus. Due to reducti…

Polarized object detection in crabs: a two-channel system [RESEARCH ARTICLE]

Melanie Ailin Basnak, Veronica Perez-Schuster, Gabriela Hermitte, and Martin Beron de AstradaMany animal species take advantage of polarization vision for vital tasks such as orientation, communication, and contrast enhancement. Previous studies have …

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