A look at Florida's charterboat-based recreational shark fishery
The challenge and excitement of catching a large fish makes shark fishing very appealing for recreational anglers. However, many species of sharks have experienced population declines due to commercial overfishing. Although ...
Getting here from there: Mitochondrial genome clarifies North American migration models
Scientists given rare glimpse of 350-kilo colossal squid
Scientists said Tuesday a female colossal squid weighing an estimated 350 kilograms (770 lbs) and thought to be only the second intact specimen ever found was carrying eggs when discovered in the Antarctic.
Unpacking the past: Identifying a key evolutionary step in E. coli metabolism
Researchers use math and observation to show neural networks in crustaceans have evolved to offer optimized swimming
The energetic origins of life
Harem-holding male primates fail to rise to the challenge
Today the Royal Society launches a new open access, objective peer reviewed journal, Royal Society Open Science. In one of the studies published in the new journal, scientists add complexity to an accept ...
Introducing synthetic features to living organisms without genetic modification
What can slime molds offer computing?
The eye of a zebrafish larva can distinguish between prey and predator
Red or green? Small or large? Fast or slow? Humans and animals rely on their visual organs to classify objects in their environment. Decisions about how we best respond to moving objects in our environment ...
The ties that bind: Recreating Darwinian ligand evolution in vitro
Microscopic marine biodiversity mirrors larger life
Distribution of microscopic plants and animals in our oceans mimics the distribution pattern of larger land-based plants and animals, research reveals.
Elucidating extremophilic 'microbial dark matter'
Genomes from novel lineages of bacteria and archaea in extreme environments have become accessible through techniques such as metagenomics and single-cell genomics.
How the signal from light triggers biological action in bacteria
Sunlight is the basis for all life on Earth so it should come as no surprise that many organisms have developed complex systems for detecting the quality and quantity of light in their environment. Plants, ...