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.
Fruit flies medicate their larvae with alcohol
New research shows some barnacles mate via spermcasting
Chemists find a way to unboil eggs
UC Irvine and Australian chemists have figured out how to unboil egg whites – an innovation that could dramatically reduce costs for cancer treatments, food production and other segments of the $160 billion ...
Scientists identify important mechanism involved in production of mosquito eggs
Diseases transmitted by mosquitoes have contributed to the death and suffering of millions throughout human history, earning the mosquito the title as the world's most dangerous animal. Even today, several ...