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October 17, 2017
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Hatching a new hypothesis about egg shape diversity

Mary Caswell Stoddard, an assistant professor in Princeton’s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, proposes a far-ranging hypothesis regarding how and why bird eggs acquire their shapes. Her research, an interdisciplinary collaboration involving multiple authors, suggests that the shape of … Continue reading

April 27, 2016
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Chemical used to replace BPA in plastic accelerates embryonic development, disrupts reproductive system

UCLA-led research highlights some harmful effects of BPS, a common substitute for BPA Companies advertise BPA-free plastic as a safer version of products ranging from water bottles to sippy cups to toys. Many manufacturers stopped used bisphenol A, a chemical … Continue reading

July 17, 2013
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Pistil leads pollen in life-and-death dance

Pollination, essential to much of life on earth, requires the explosive death of the male pollen tube in the female ovule. In new research, Brown University scientists describe the genetic and regulatory factors that compel the male’s role in the … Continue reading

March 20, 2012
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Exposed To Phthalates as Fetuses, Female Mice Have Altered Reproductive Lives

Many environmental and public health officials are concerned about the potential health effects of phthalates, which are common chemicals used to make plastics softer and more pliable. In the first study to examine what effect in utero doses of phthalates … Continue reading

October 23, 2007
by Shams
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Greenpeace’s Apple test

After Greenpeace published a report “Missed call: the iPhone’s hazarsoud chemicals” where Greenpeace investigation found two hazardous compounds, brominated flame retardants (BFR) and headphones containing PVC with Phthalates level over 1.5% by weight, much criticism could be seen on YouTube’s … Continue reading