New analysis of DNA evidence contradicts claims of 'Yeti' brown/polar bear hybrid in Himalayas
Study shows starving mantis females attract more males
Amazonian bird chicks mimic poisonous caterpillar to avoid detection
Study finds tropical fish moving into temperate waters
Tropical herbivorous fish are beginning to expand their range into temperate waters – likely as a result of climate change – and a new international study documents the dramatic impact of the intrusion ...
New species and surprising findings in the Mariana Trench
The Mariana Trench located in the Western Pacific near Guam hosts the deepest place on earth, and has been the focus of high profile voyages to conquer its deepest point, Challenger Deep. A recent expedition ...
Japanese scientist resigns over stem cell scandal
A researcher embroiled in a fabrication scandal that has rocked Japan's scientific establishment said Friday she would resign after failing to reproduce results of what was once billed as a ground-breaking study on ...
Wolves, bears and lynx 'now plentiful in Europe' (Update)
After nearing extinction in Europe in the early 20th century because of hunting and shrinking habitats, large carnivores like the gray wolf, brown bear, lynx and wolverine are thriving once more.
'Hairclip' protein mechanism explained
Research led by the Teichmann group on the Wellcome Genome Campus has identified a fundamental mechanism for controlling protein function. Published in the journal Science, the discovery has wide-ranging implications for bi ...
RNA measurements may yield less insight about gene expression than assumed
The majority of RNA expression differences between individuals have no connection to the abundance of a corresponding protein, report scientists from the University of Chicago and Stanford University in Science on Dec ...
Creation of 'Rocker' protein opens way for new smart molecules in medicine, other fields
Human cells are protected by a largely impenetrable molecular membrane, but researchers have built the first artificial transporter protein that carries individual atoms across membranes, opening the possibility ...
Brain structures devoted to learning, memory highly conserved in animal kingdom, suggesting common evolutionary origin
Whether you're cramming for an exam or just trying to remember where you put your car keys, learning and memory are critical functions that we constantly employ in daily life.
Team develops 'cool' new method for probing how molecules fold
Collaborating scientists from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and the University of California (UC) San Diego have developed a powerful new system for studying how proteins and other biological molecules ...
Sensing distant tornadoes, birds flew the coop: Signs point to infrasound as nature's early warning system
When birds unexpectedly flee their nesting grounds, it may be a demonstration of Mother Nature's early-warning system that a massive storm is approaching.
Crows join human, apes and monkeys in exhibiting advanced relational thinking
Crows have long been heralded for their high intelligence - they can remember faces, use tools and communicate in sophisticated ways.