New DNA tests say head isn't French King Henri IV
Three years ago, French researchers declared that a centuries-old mummified head was that of the beloved King Henri IV. But now a new study says, "Non!"
Researchers claim evidence suggests cichlid fish evolved long after Gondwana rifted apart
Fifth endemic NZ songbird family identified
New Zealand's unique biodiversity has been strengthened with the identification of a new endemic songbird family—the family Mohouidae—which includes the endangered Yellowhead, the Whitehead and the Brown ...
Field study shows tigers in India follow corridors between groups to maintain gene flow
Why crop rotation works
Crop rotation has been used since Roman times to improve plant nutrition and to control the spread of disease. A new study to be published in Nature's 'The ISME Journal' reveals the profound effect it has on enriching soil w ...
Supercomputers help microfluidics researchers make waves at the microscopic level
(Phys.org) —Have you ever noticed the way water flows around boulders in a fast-moving river, creating areas of stillness and intense motion? What if those forces of fluid flow could be controlled at the ...
Spread of DNA databases sparks ethical concerns
You can ditch your computer and leave your cellphone at home, but you can't escape your DNA. It belongs uniquely to you—and, increasingly, to the authorities.
Study shows dogs may have been domesticated far earlier than thought
It's only natural: Researchers find link to arsenic-contaminated groundwater
(Phys.org) —Human activities are not the primary cause of arsenic found in groundwater in Bangladesh.
DNA reveals mating patterns of critically endangered sea turtle
New University of East Anglia research into the mating habits of a critically endangered sea turtle will help conservationists understand more about its mating patterns.
Born to lead? Leadership can be an inherited trait, study finds
Genetic differences are significantly associated with the likelihood that people take on managerial responsibilities, according to new research from UCL (University College London).
What did our ancestors look like?
A new method of establishing hair and eye colour from modern forensic samples can also be used to identify details from ancient human remains, finds a new study published in BioMed Central's open access journal ...
Study suggests the bacterial ecology that lives on humans has changed in the last 100 years
A University of Oklahoma-led study has demonstrated that ancient DNA can be used to understand ancient human microbiomes. The microbiomes from ancient people have broad reaching implications for understanding recent changes ...
30,000-year-old DNA preserved in poo a window into the past
(Phys.org)—Murdoch University DNA scientists have used 30,000-year-old faecal matter known as middens to ascertain which plants and animals existed at that time in the hot, arid Pilbara region of North ...