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Scientists have discovered the gene that produces the brilliant red color in male birds like the northern cardinal.
The researchers also found an enzyme that they suspect converts a yellow molecule, which the birds obtain by eating seeds, leaves, and fruit, into a red one. This enzyme is active in the eyes of red and yellow birds, where it plays a role in their ability to see color. But in red birds, the enzyme is also active in the skin and feathers.
“In many bird species, the…Continuar
BOSTON (AP) — When colleges pick their graduation speakers, many strive to put a celebrity behind the podium. It can bring prestige. It can bring publicity. And it can bring a steep bill.
This year, for instance, the University of Houston paid $35,000 to book retired astronaut Scott Kelly as the commencement speaker. Rutgers University paid $35,000 for journalist Bill Moyers, who spoke at one division's ceremony after the schoolwide keynote speech from the unpaid President Barack…Continuar
Texas officials want to sell women on Medicaid on the use of long-term contraception that can help them avoid unwanted pregnancies, especially those struggling with significant health problems that are more likely to lead to premature or low birth-weight babies.The goal, state officials said at a House Public Health Committee meeting Thursday, is to urge women to use long-term contraception, particularly after finishing a pregnancy, to ensure they do not become…Continuar
Directors and producers in Hollywood should be more concerned [about] whether this is blood money, or corruption money or drug money," says a prominent Malaysian filmmaker.
As mounting allegations of corruption continue to engulf The Wolf of Wall Street producer Red Granite, figures from the Malaysian film industry have a message for the company's Hollywood collaborators: Please, stop.
The morning after Woody Allen's Cafe Societyopened the Cannes…Continuar