Home sweet microbe: Dust in your house can predict geographic region, gender of occupants
The humble dust collecting in the average American household harbors a teeming menagerie of bacteria and fungi, and as researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder and North Carolina State University have discovered, ...
Foes can become friends on the coral reef
On the coral reef, knowing who's your friend and who's your enemy can sometimes be a little complicated.
Healthy mood spreads through social contact, depression doesn't
New research has revealed that having mentally healthy friends can help someone recover from depression or even remain mentally healthy in the first place.
Global warming lethal to baby lizards: Nests become heat traps
The expected impact of climate change on North American lizards is much worse than first thought. A team of biologists led by Arizona State University investigators has discovered that lizard embryos die when subjected to ...
Expanding theory of evolution
An Indiana University professor is part of an international team of biologists working to expand Darwin's theory of evolution to encompass factors that influence a species' growth and development beyond genetics—as well ...
Model demonstrates link between species' traits, competitive success, environmental conditions
Researchers at Yale University and the University of Georgia have developed and experimentally tested a new mathematical model that helps explain when and where species are likely to outcompete or coexist with one another. ...
Chinese gazetteers documented decline of Hainan gibbons for over 400 years
Study shows moral judgment influenced by locality, time and authority figures
Scientists investigate whether fish could evolve to become less catchable
Intensive fishing prompts much concern and debate over sustainability of fish stocks, but could it also be driving evolutionary changes that render fish of the future less catchable?