New technique uses genomes to examine human migrations
(PhysOrg.com) -- Cornell researchers have developed new statistical methods based on the complete genome sequences of people alive today to shed light on events at the dawn of human history.
Study finds statistical error in large numbers of neuroscience papers
20 endangered Siamese crocodiles hatch in Laos
(AP) -- One of the world's rarest crocodile species has moved a little bit further from extinction with the hatching of 20 wild eggs plucked from a nest found in southern Laos.
Researchers discover the mechanism that determines cell position in the intestinal epithelium
How do cells know where to position themselves and where to accumulate in order to carry out their functions correctly within each organ? Researchers with the Colorectal Cancer Lab at IRB Barcelona have revealed the molecular ...
Critically endangered Amur leopards captured on video
Recent video footage from a survey on a group of critically endangered Amur leopards in the Russian Far East has yielded unexpectedly positive results, giving evidence that some wild groups of the big cat ...
Researchers predict locations for deer vs. car collisions
University of Alberta researchers have produced a map of Edmonton predicting the most likely locations where vehicles will collide with deer. These collisions can be fatal for drivers and their passengers. The hot spots for ...
Saving wildlife with forensic genetics
Wildlife face many threats with spreading urbanization, including habitat loss and inbreeding when populations become fragmented and isolated. It doesn't help that there is a billion-dollar international industry ...
An article in the current issue of Global Change Biology Bioenergy finds that natural populations of Miscanthus are promising candidates as second-generation energy sources because they have genetic variation that may in ...
Fungus destroying amphibian populations at higher rate than habitat destruction
Study: Eastern wolves are hybrids with coyotes
Wolves in the eastern United States are hybrids of gray wolves and coyotes, while the region's coyotes actually are wolf-coyote-dog hybrids, according to a new genetic study that is adding fuel to a longstanding ...
Amphibian disease risk higher in undisturbed habitats
Amphibians may be more susceptible to disease in undisturbed natural habitats, a study in this week's issue of PNAS finds.
Smithsonian to help create frozen repository for the Great Barrier Reef
Researchers at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute and partnering organizations will build a frozen repository of Great Barrier Reef coral sperm and embryonic cells. Genetic banks composed of frozen biomaterials ...
Tiger video triggers WWF forest protection call
Conservation group WWF Monday urged timber firms to drop plans to clear Indonesian forest areas where infra-red cameras have captured footage of rare Sumatran tigers and their cubs.
Natural selection makes some relatives selfish, others altruistic
(PhysOrg.com) -- Cain and Abel certainly displayed it and the three daughters of King Lear proved the point too - families contain a mixture of the selfish and those who put themselves out to help others.