Molecular feedback loop gives clues to how flowers drop their petals
As Valentine's Day fades into the past, you may be noticing a surfeit of petals accumulate around your vase of flowers. A new study from the University of Missouri sheds new light on the process that governs ...
Study finds first-ever evidence of climate change of northern China region dating back thousands of years
Using a relatively new scientific dating technique, a Baylor University geologist and a team of international researchers were able to document—for the first time—a drastic climate change 4,200 years ...
Study shows long tail on luna moth helps to thwart bat attacks (w/ Video)
Study offers hint at a way to predict 'blow up' fires
Maths proves human language has happiness bias
New mathematics research has shown humans all around the world tend to be more positive than negative in their language.
Coral snake venom reveals a unique route to lethality
For more than a decade, a vial of rare snake venom refused to give up its secret formula for lethality; its toxins had no effect on the proteins that most venoms target. Finally, an international team of ...
Scientists discover organism that hasn't evolved in more than 2 billion years
(Phys.org)—An international team of scientists has discovered the greatest absence of evolution ever reported—a type of deep-sea microorganism that appears not to have evolved over more than 2 billion ...
Features of language show a strong link to the geographic dispersal of human populations
Geneticists have famously tracked small differences in the human genetic code to trace the evolution and spread of humans out of Africa. Languages can change more quickly than genes and are not necessarily ...
Analysis of skull fractures in medieval Denmark reveals increased risk of death later on in life
Climatic history study suggests pre-Columbian Mesoamerican society's demise was more complex than just weather
Physicist suggests new experiments could make or break axion as dark matter theory
Drought, fire management and land use changes have led to denser forests in California
Study shows lions got distemper from dogs originally but now there are other carriers
Researchers identify missing component in marine carbon, sulfur cycles
A new study from marine scientists at the University of Georgia reveals two important compounds not previously considered that are released into the ocean's dissolved organic matter pool by phytoplankton ...