Study shows extinction of pseudosuchians may have helped dinosaurs flourish
i.Dummy: New breakthrough in mannequin technology
At its first glance, the mannequin 'i.Dummy' developed by researchers of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) looks no different from an ordinary dummy but it is no plain stuff - this sophisticated ...
'Digital health' movement in focus at tech show
With an app, a game or a gadget, technology startups and major companies across all sectors are trying to tackle some of the thorniest problems in health and medicine.
Dog days of winter: Keeping pets safe, warm
(HealthDay)—With the arrival of winter, dog owners need to be aware of how to keep their canine friends comfortable and safe, an expert says.
Big brains are pricey, guppy study shows
Bigger brains can make animals, well, brainier, but that boost in brain size and ability comes at a price. That's according to new evidence reported on January 3rd in Current Biology, in which researchers artifi ...
Research predicts growth, survival of 'superorganism' ant colonies
(Phys.org)—Smaller ant colonies tend to live faster, die younger and burn up more energy than their larger counterparts, as do the individual ants that make up those colonies, according to new research that views the colonies ...
Economic growth will not feed the hungry, say researchers
(Medical Xpress)—New research on India's rural poor has revealed that the country's impressive economic growth has not made a significant dent in its low levels of adult and child nutrition.
For some feathered dinosaurs, bigger not necessarily better
Every kid knows that giant carnivores like Tyrannosaurus rex dominated the Cretaceous period, but they weren't the only big guys in town. Giant plant-eating theropods – close relatives of both T. rex and t ...
Argentine experts find giant penguin fossils in Antarctica
Argentine experts have discovered the fossils of a two-meter (6.5 foot) tall penguin that lived in Antarctica 34 million years ago.
Cutting Bergmann's Rule down to size
(Phys.org)—Matan Shelomi, a doctoral candidate in entomology at the University of California, Davis, is cutting Bergmann's Rule down to size.
New study finds evolution mostly driven by brawn, not brains
The most common measure of intelligence in animals, brain size relative to body size, may not be as dependent on evolutionary selection on the brain as previously thought, according to a new analysis by scientists.
Small winners in the mammalian race to evolve
It takes at least 10 times as many generations for a mouse to reach elephantine proportions as for the reverse transition, reveals a vast study of mammalian evolution over the past 70 million years.