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Despite evolving separately for 400 million years, some sharks and tuna share genetic traits linked to higher metabolism and quick swimming behaviour.
The universe is not spinning or stretched in any particular direction, according to the most stringent test yet.
Building up proteins from scratch, rather than piecing together fragments of existing proteins, could make designing new nanomaterials easier.
Using maths previously applied to traffic jams and electrical grids, researchers have developed a new method to map signal propagation in proteins.
Research reveals that large areas of 'degraded' forest in Southeast Asia can play an important role in conserving mammal diversity.
A citizen science study has revealed that being next to just one hard surface reduces the diversity of plants and animals in hedgerows.
Close contact between badgers and cattle may not be responsible for the transmission of bovine tuberculosis, according to a new paper.
New experimental results show a difference in the way neutrinos and antineutrinos behave, which could explain why matter persists over antimatter.
A new rapid 3-D imaging system offers a non-invasive approach to accurately monitoring tumour development in adult zebrafish.
Scientists in their preliminary findings suggest signs of life from under Mars' surface may not survive in rocks excavated by some meteorite impacts.