Is there a homosexuality gene?
The evolution of intelligence, and why our brains have shrunk
Study finds facial expressions are inherited
New motor first to be powered by living bacteria
Evolution of Old World fruit flies on three continents mirrors climate change
Fast-warming climate appears to be triggering genetic changes in a species of fruit fly that is native to Europe and was introduced into North and South America about 25 years ago.
Uranium 'pearls' before slime
Since the discovery a little more than a decade ago of bacteria that chemically modify and neutralize toxic metals without apparent harm to themselves, scientists have wondered how on earth these microbes do ...
Ancient Global Warming Drove Early Primates' Dispersal
The continent-hopping habits of early primates have long puzzled scientists, and several scenarios have been proposed to explain how the first true members of the group appeared virtually simultaneously on Asia, Europe and ...
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 ...