Researchers document aviary eggshell with iridescence for the first time
Female termites found to clone themselves via asexual reproduction
Study shows how epigenetic memory is passed across generations
A growing body of evidence suggests that environmental stresses can cause changes in gene expression that are transmitted from parents to their offspring, making "epigenetics" a hot topic. Epigenetic modifications ...
Study finds color and thickness of eggshells in wild birds related to light level exposure
Field study shows glassfrog embryos hatch early if not well cared for by parent
Researchers discover ancient virus DNA remnants necessary for pluripotency in humans
Researchers find mother beetles eat young that beg too much
New proto-mammal fossil sheds light on evolution of earliest mammals (w/ Video)
A newly discovered fossil reveals the evolutionary adaptations of a 165-million-year-old proto-mammal, providing evidence that traits such as hair and fur originated well before the rise of the first true ...
Study proves turtle embryos move themselves within shells to exploit best temperature conditions
Adults lack stem cells for making new eggs, research shows
Mammalian females ovulate periodically over their reproductive lifetimes, placing significant demands on their ovaries for egg production. Whether mammals generate new eggs in adulthood using stem cells has been a source ...
Feast clue to smell of ancient Earth
Tiny 1,900 million-year-old fossils from rocks around Lake Superior, Canada, give the first ever snapshot of organisms eating each other and suggest what the ancient Earth would have smelled like.
Being more colorful found to be disadvantage for female plover
The 100 million year-old piggyback: Amber reveals earliest example of maternal care in insects
Scientists have uncovered the earliest fossilised evidence of an insect caring for its young.
Human parasites found in medieval cesspit reveal links between Middle East and Europe
Analysis of a latrine in Jerusalem that dates back over 500 years finds human parasites common in northern Europe yet very rare in Middle East at the time, suggesting long-distance trade or pilgrimage routes ...