Researchers test whether Red Queen hypothesis makes species resilient
In Lewis Carroll's 1871 classic novel Through the Looking Glass, the Red Queen tells Alice: "Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place."
Field study suggests brain size in ants adheres to specialization hypothesis
Scientists may have found Brazilian 'Atlantis'
Brazilian geologists announced the discovery, 1,500 kilometers (900 miles) from Rio, of what could be part of the continent that was submerged when the Atlantic Ocean was formed as Africa and South America ...
The Secret of Life May Be As Simple As What Happens Between the Sheets -- Mica Sheets
(PhysOrg.com) -- That age-old question, "where did life on Earth start?" now has a new answer. If the life between the mica sheets hypothesis is correct, life would have originated between sheets of mica that ...
Meteorite holds clues to organic chemistry of the early Earth: study
(PhysOrg.com) -- Carbonaceous chondrites are a type of organic-rich meteorite that contain samples of the materials that took part in the creation of our planets nearly 4.6 billion years ago, including materials ...
Antibiotics are unique assassins
In recent years, a body of publications in the microbiology field has challenged all previous knowledge of how antibiotics kill bacteria. "A slew of papers came out studying this phenomenon, suggesting that ...
Prehistoric humans not wiped out by comet, say researchers
(Phys.org)—Comet explosions did not end the prehistoric human culture, known as Clovis, in North America 13,000 years ago, according to research published in the journal Geophysical Monograph Series.
Colour variability in Crimson Rosellas is linked to a virus
Despite its name, the Crimson Rosella is perhaps Australia's most colour-variable bird and a cause of this striking and beautiful diversity seems to be a disease that's potentially deadly to many other parrots.
Scientists to test if life on Mars could be related to life on Earth
A butterfly effect in the brain
Next time your brain plays tricks on you, you have an excuse: according to new research by UCL scientists published today in the journal Nature, the brain is intrinsically unreliable.
Research team claims no evidence of extraterrestrial impact causing Younger Dryas deep freeze
Improved simulation methods help scientists bolster theories of Moon's formation
(Phys.org)—There are still unanswered questions regarding how the Moon was formed. Improved simulation methods and higher-performance supercomputers have now paved the way for an alternative development ...
Professor's hypothesis may be game changer for evolutionary theory
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new hypothesis posed by a University of Tennessee, Knoxville, associate professor and colleagues could be a game changer in the evolution arena. The hypothesis suggests some species are ...
Bats bolster brain hypothesis, maybe technology, too
Amid a neuroscience debate about how people and animals focus on distinct objects within cluttered scenes, some of the newest and best evidence comes from the way bats "see" with their ears, according to ...