Life on Earth still favours evolution over creationism
Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution, first published in 1859, offered a bold new explanation for how animals and plants diversified and still serves as the foundation underpinning all medical and biological ...
Amazon fungi found that eat polyurethane, even without oxygen
Researchers discover second light-sensing system in human eye
New research on blind subjects has bolstered evidence that the human eye has two separate light-sensing systems — one that perceives the familiar visual signals that allow us to see and a second, separate system that tells ...
Classic microscopy reveals borrelia bacteria
A simple method has been found that tells people who have become seriously ill after a tick bite once and for all whether they have bacteria in their blood.
Understanding Algae As An Alternative Fuel Source: Will The Real Algae X Please Stand Up
ASU researcher may have discovered key to life before its origin on Earth
An important discovery has been made with respect to the mystery of “handedness” in biomolecules. Researchers led by Sandra Pizzarello, a research professor at Arizona State University, found that some of the possible ...
NYU dental professor discovers biological clock
Why do rats live faster and die younger than humans? A newly discovered biological clock provides tantalizing clues.
Ancient organisms discovered in Canadian gold mine
Scientists have suspected that the three known domains of life -- eukaryotes, bacteria, and archaea -- branched off and went their separate ways around three billion years ago. But pinning down the time of that split has ...
Crows complete basic 'Aesop's fable' task (w/ video)
New Caledonian crows may understand how to displace water to receive a reward, with the causal understanding level of a 5-7 year-old child, according to results published March 26, 2014, in the open access ...
Parasite morphs ant into ripe red berry
A newly discovered parasite so dramatically transforms its host, an ant, that the ant comes to resemble a juicy red berry, ripe for picking, according to a report accepted for publication in The American Na ...
Genetic Surprise Confirms Neglected 70-Year-Old Evolutionary Theory
Biologists at the University of Rochester have discovered that an old and relatively unpopular theory about how a single species can split in two turns out to be accurate after all, and acting in nature.
World's oldest living tree discovered in Sweden
The world's oldest recorded tree is a 9,550 year old spruce in the Dalarna province of Sweden
The world’s oldest recorded tree is a 9,550 year old spruce in the Dalarna province of Sweden.
We're more different than we thought, says gene study
New research shows that at least 10 percent of genes in the human population can vary in the number of copies of DNA sequences they contain--a finding that alters current thinking that the DNA of any two humans ...
Scientists discover gene that 'cancer-proofs' rodent's cells
(PhysOrg.com) -- Despite a 30-year lifespan that gives ample time for cells to grow cancerous, a small rodent species called a naked mole rat has never been found with tumors of any kind—and now biologists ...