Researchers discover new organism: Finding will help scientists understand the origins of multicellular life
Researchers at the University of Arkansas have discovered and characterized a new organism that will help scientists understand the molecular mechanisms and ancestral genetic toolkit that enabled animals ...
Immune system study could help conserve endangered species
(Phys.org) —A study by University of Georgia ecologists has found that diversity in mammal immune system genes may have more to do with the opportunity to choose a mate than with exposure to parasites.
Study suggests bigger brains in birds translates to less stress
Horsetail spores found able to 'walk' and 'jump' (w/ Video)
New study points finger at climate in mammoth's demise
A wide-ranging probe into woolly mammoths has added to evidence that the towering tusker was wiped out by climate change, scientists said on Wednesday.
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.
Promiscuity and sperm selection improves genetic quality in birds
New research from the University of East Anglia has shown that females can maximise the genetic quality of their offspring by being promiscuous.
ROV video offers clues on how rare squid catches prey
Not the end of the world: Why Earth's greatest mass extinction was the making of modern mammals
The ancient closest relatives of mammals – the cynodont therapsids - not only survived the greatest mass extinction of all time, 252 million years ago, but thrived in the aftermath, according to new research ...
Fish leaders are born, not made, study finds
Leadership is an innate quality, said a fish study Wednesday that predicted trouble in animal social groups, also human ones, when natural roles are reversed.
New bio-imaging technology peers into the heart of embryo development
Scientists using a pioneering bio-imaging system to record simultaneously the development of hundreds of aquatic embryos have discovered significant parent-offspring similarities in the timing and sequence ...
Study suggests humans, apes and monkeys all expect something in return for generosity
Bone-munching worms found on sea floor
Scientists said Wednesday they had discovered two new species of a strange bone-devouring worm thriving in the mysterious waters that surround the Antarctic continent.
Ancient mammal relatives cast light on recovery after mass extinction
As growing numbers of species in the modern world face extinction because of global climate change, habitat destruction, and over-exploitation, scientists have turned to the fossil record to understand how mass extinctions ...