Researchers find surprising similarities between genetic and computer codes
(Phys.org) —The term "survival of the fittest" refers to natural selection in biological systems, but Darwin's theory may apply more broadly than that. New research from the U.S. Department of Energy's ...
The ethics of resurrecting extinct species
(Phys.org) —At some point, scientists may be able to bring back extinct animals, and perhaps early humans, raising questions of ethics and environmental disruption.
Why men's ring fingers are longer than their index fingers
Biologists at the University of Florida have found a reason why men's ring fingers are generally longer than their index fingers and why the reverse usually holds true for women.
New research finds that world-class sprinters attack the ground to maximize impact forces and speed
The world's fastest sprinters have unique gait features that account for their ability to achieve fast speeds, according to two new studies from Southern Methodist University, Dallas.
Odor suppression causes bad wine smell
Lavender farmers rebel against EU chemical rules
The sweet smell of lavender is tinged with bitterness this year in the south of France, as farmers who harvest the flower protest European regulations linking the plant to chemical toxins.
Uncoiling the cucumber's enigma: Researchers discover a biological mechanism for coiling
Captivated by a strange coiling behavior in the grasping tendrils of the cucumber plant, researchers at Harvard University have characterized a new type of spring that is soft when pulled gently and stiff ...
A complex logic circuit made from bacterial genes
(Phys.org)—By force of habit we tend to assume computers are made of silicon, but there is actually no necessary connection between the machine and the material. All that an engineer needs to do to make ...
Researchers devise a new way to plot circadian clock
Researchers Build World's Largest Disease Association Network
How infidelity helps nieces and nephews: Men may share more genes with sisters' kids than with cheating wife's kids
A University of Utah study produced new mathematical support for a theory that explains why men in some cultures often feed and care for their sisters' children: where extramarital sex is common and accepted, a man's genes ...
Food crops damaged by pollution crossing continents
(PhysOrg.com) -- Man-made air pollution from North America causes Europe to lose 1.2 million tonnes of wheat a year, a new study has found.
A better understanding of piglet immune response to intestinal parasites
Parasitologists from the University of Veterinary Medicine of Vienna are closer to understanding the disease process behind porcine neonatal coccidiosis. The disease affects piglets during the first days ...