Robust systems persist in response to mutations
At first glance, robustness and evolvability—two keys to the continued existence of life—look incompatible. Living things need robust genes; otherwise, any mutation could spell death. At the same time, a species needs ...
Researchers discover antifreeze protein with water filled core
Ancient graves hint at cultural shift to Anglo-Saxon Britain
Human remains dug up from an ancient grave in Oxfordshire add to a growing body of evidence that Britain's fifth-century transition from Roman to Anglo-Saxon was cultural rather than bloody.
Vibrations influence the circadian clock of a fruit fly
The internal circadian clock of a Drosophila (fruit fly) can be synchronised using vibrations, according to research published today in the journal Science. The results suggest that an animal's own moveme ...
Study finds mantis shrimp process vision differently than other organisms (w/ video)
Researchers develop new kind of polymers that can be created using solid-state polymerization of organic dye molecules
Discovery of oldest footprints gives clues to Mexico's climate
The oldest human footprints in North America have been dated for the first time and could help scientists to understand what Mexico's climate was like 7000 years ago.
Extracts from pecan shells may be effective at protecting meats
The majority of consumers that eat or buy organic products do not want synthetic antimicrobials or antioxidants added to their foods and prefer a "clean label". A study in the Journal of Food Science published by the Instit ...
Researchers synthesize erythropoietin ushering in new era of biotech drugs
Nobel winning scientist to boycott top science journals
Researchers find giant convection cells on the Sun
Suspected dust ring in Venus's orbit confirmed
Separate targets for gross deforestation, reforestation would increase progress toward forest conservation
What exactly does "zero deforestation" mean? In an article published in the journal Science, authors Dr. Sandra Brown, of Winrock International, and Dr. Daniel Zarin, of the Climate and Land Use Alliance, posit that, while ...
Prestigious publication for 'sloppy' research
A new professor at Brigham Young University saw his research appear this week in Science magazine, one of the top scientific journals in the world.