Researchers solve biological mystery and boost artificial intelligence
By simulating 25,000 generations of evolution within computers, Cornell University engineering and robotics researchers have discovered why biological networks tend to be organized as modules – a finding that will lead ...
Researchers prove dogs are able to differentiate colors
Can a collapse of global civilization be avoided?
Throughout our history environmental problems have contributed to collapses of civilizations. A new paper published yesterday in Proceedings of the Royal Society B addresses the likelihood that we are facing a global collap ...
Bee brains challenge view that larger brains are superior at understanding conceptual relationships
Why are there so few fish in the Earth's oceans?
(PhysOrg.com) -- A Stony Brook University researcher has found that, contrary to popular belief, there are not plenty of fish in the sea.
Study shows some spiders have individualized personalities
Original Australians numbered 1,000-3,000, study finds
Australia was first settled by between 1,000 and 3,000 humans around 50,000 years ago, but the population crashed during the Ice Age before recovering to a peak of some 1.2 million people around five centuries ...
New Asian early anthropoid found in Thailand coal mine
Benefit of bees even bigger than thought
Bees have a much greater economic value than is widely known, according to a scientific probe into strawberry-growing published on Wednesday.
Biceps bulge, calves curve, 50-year-old assumptions muscled aside
The basics of how a muscle generates power remain the same: Filaments of myosin tugging on filaments of actin shorten, or contract, the muscle – but the power doesn't just come from what's happening straight ...
New to science: Find from 425 million years ago with body, limbs, eyes, gills and alimentary system preserved
An international team of researchers have made an extremely rare discovery of a species of animal - related to crabs, lobsters and shrimps – that is new to science.
Jurassic jaws: How ancient crocodiles flourished during the age of the dinosaurs
New research has revealed the hidden past of crocodiles, showing for the first time how these fierce reptiles evolved and survived in a dinosaur dominated world.
Researchers find Grey parrots able to use inferential reasoning
New mathematical theory says small organisms may not form species
A new mathematical theory from the University is challenging one of the most basic ideas of biology – that the concept of a 'species' applies to all creatures.