When genes play games: Algorithm helps explain sex in evolution
What do you get when you mix theorists in computer science with evolutionary biologists? You get an algorithm to explain sex.
Study shows crayfish exhibit anxiety-like behavior when stressed
Father's age influences rate of evolution
The offspring of chimpanzees inherit 90% of new mutations from their father, and just 10% from their mother, a finding which demonstrates how mutation differs between humans and our closest living relatives, ...
Genome could unlock eucalyptus potential for paper, fuel and fiber
From antiseptic oils to the construction of didgeridoos, the traditional Australian Aboriginal wind instrument, the eucalyptus tree serves myriad purposes, accounting for its status as one of the world's ...
Study shows toddlers can produce a novel action after observing a correlation, while New Caledonian crows cannot
Herpes infected humans before they were human 1.6 million years ago
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified the evolutionary origins of human herpes simplex virus (HSV) -1 and -2, reporting that the former infected hominids ...
Researchers find suction-cup-shaped circular bristles give male diving beetles a mating advantage
African wild dogs adapt use of space to co-exist with lions and hyenas
Study shows oxytocin spray promotes social bonding behavior in dogs
More than just a hill of beans: Phaseolus genome lends insights into nitrogen fixation
The US Department of Energy Office of Science has targeted research into the common bean because of its importance in enhancing nitrogen use efficiency for bioenergy crops sustainability, and for increasing ...
Biologists identify unique way catfish locate prey
Animals incorporate a number of unique methods for detecting prey, but for the Japanese sea catfish, Plotosus japonicus, it is especially tricky given the dark murky waters where it resides.
Post ice-age extinctions of large mammals linked to humans, not climate change
Research shows bees might create cognitive maps
Microbes engineered for the direct conversion of biomass to ethanol fuel
The promise of affordable transportation fuels from biomass—a sustainable, carbon neutral route to American energy independence—has been left perpetually on hold by the economics of the conversion process. ...