The cat's meow: Genome reveals clues to domestication
Cats and humans have shared the same households for at least 9,000 years, but we still know very little about how our feline friends became domesticated. An analysis of the cat genome by researchers at Washington ...
Archeologists discover remains of Ice Age infants in Alaska
The remains of two Ice Age infants, buried more than 11,000 years ago at a site in Alaska, represent the youngest human remains ever found in the North American Arctic, according to a new paper published ...
Study shows songbird prefers singing in harmonic series similar to humans
Forests lose essential nitrogen in surprising way, find scientists
Even during summer dry spells, some patches of soil in forested watersheds remain waterlogged. Researchers have discovered that these patches act as hot spots of microbial activity that remove nitrogen from ...
Variations in ice sheet height influence global climate
In a study published today in PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences), Dr William Roberts of Bristol's School of Geographical Sciences and colleagues use computer models to simulate a Heinrich ev ...
Researchers use cellphone data to construct population density maps
New study uses DNA sequences to look back in time at key events in plant evolution
Scientists from North America, Europe and China today published a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that reveals important details about key transitions in the evolution of pla ...
Where did the Deepwater Horizon oil go? To Davy Jones' Locker at the bottom of the sea
Where's the remaining oil from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico? The location of 2 million barrels of oil thought to be trapped in the deep ocean has remained a mystery. Until now.
Testing shows billfish demonstrate bone remodeling without osteocytes
Scientists see how plants optimize their repair
Researchers led by a Washington State University biologist have found the optimal mechanism by which plants heal the botanical equivalent of a bad sunburn. Their work, published in the Proceedings of the Na ...
Discovery of cellular snooze button advances cancer and biofuel research
The discovery of a cellular snooze button has allowed a team of Michigan State University scientists to potentially improve biofuel production and offer insight on the early stages of cancer.
Study shows increase of CO2 in the atmosphere is lower than predicted because of plants
Researchers find oil platforms among the most productive fish habitats in the world
Earliest-known lamprey larva fossils unearthed in Inner Mongolia
Few people devote time to pondering the ancient origins of the eel-like lamprey, yet the evolutionary saga of the bloodsucker holds essential clues to the biological roots of humanity.