University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Study of giant viruses shakes up tree of life

A new study of giant viruses supports the idea that viruses are ancient living organisms and not inanimate molecular remnants run amok, as some scientists have argued. The study reshapes the universal family ...

Sep 13, 2012
4.8 / 5 (24) 2 | with audio podcast

War elephant myths debunked by DNA

Through DNA analysis, Illinois researchers have disproved years of rumors and hearsay surrounding the ancient Battle of Raphia, the only known battle between Asian and African elephants.

Jan 09, 2014
4.1 / 5 (8) 0 | with audio podcast