Study of starling flight reveals message from turning bird sweeps through flock at constant speed
Monkeys fear big cats less, eat more, with humans around
Marine biologist claims lionfish study by sixth grader was lifted from his research
Museum workers pronounce dobsonfly found in China, largest aquatic insect
Scientists complete chromosome-based draft of the wheat genome
Several Kansas State University researchers were essential in helping scientists assemble a draft of a genetic blueprint of bread wheat, also known as common wheat. The food plant is grown on more than 531 ...
Genome study indicates peacock eyespots likely developed to impress females
Researchers find red fluorescence in fish is for vision not UV protection
Genome-wide analysis reveals genetic similarities among friends
If you consider your friends family, you may be on to something. A study from the University of California, San Diego, and Yale University finds that friends who are not biologically related still resemble ...
234 cattle genomes sequenced in Phase I of 1000 bull genomes project
Biologists link sexual selection and placenta formation
Sexual selection refers to species' selection for traits that are attractive to the opposite sex. This special type of natural selection enhances opportunities to mate, the tail of male peacocks being an ...
Human cells' protein factory has an alternate operating manual
Working with a gene that plays a critical role in HIV infection, University of Maryland researchers have discovered that some human genes have an alternate set of operating instructions written into their ...
Researchers decode gestures used by chimpanzees to communicate with each other
Some stem cell methods closer to 'gold standard' than others
Researchers around the world have turned to stem cells, which have the potential to develop into any cell type in the body, for potential regenerative and disease therapeutics. Now, for the first time, researchers ...
Extinct human cousin gave Tibetans advantage at high elevation
Tibetans were able to adapt to high altitudes thanks to a gene picked up when their ancestors mated with a species of human they helped push to extinction, according to a new report by University of California, ...