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 ...
Researchers find sea otter dental enamel 2.5 times as strong as humans
Australian water bird found to migrate long distance when the weather dictates
Elephants may be able to hear rain generated sound up to 150 miles away
Researchers uncover tomato's genetic history
Bioinspired coating for medical devices repels blood and bacteria
From joint replacements to cardiac implants and dialysis machines, medical devices enhance or save lives on a daily basis. However, any device implanted in the body or in contact with flowing blood faces ...
Barcoding tool for stem cells: New technology that tracks the origin of blood cells challenges scientific dogma
A 7-year-project to develop a barcoding and tracking system for tissue stem cells has revealed previously unrecognized features of normal blood production: New data from Harvard Stem Cell Institute scientists ...
Genetic secrets of the monarch butterfly revealed
The monarch butterfly is one of the most iconic insects in the world, best known for its distinct orange and black wings and a spectacular annual mass migration across North America. However, little has been ...