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 ...
Research group suggests modern extinction rate may be higher than thought
Study suggests history of Rapa Nui on Easter Island far more complex than thought
Study shows Beijing haze linked directly to gaseous pollutants from traffic, industrial emissions
Researchers discover new material to produce clean energy
Researchers at the University of Houston have created a new thermoelectric material, intended to generate electric power from waste heat - from a vehicle tailpipe, for example, or an industrial smokestack ...
Testing shows billfish demonstrate bone remodeling without osteocytes
Towards the ultimate model of water
Researchers from the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), IBM and the University of Edinburgh have developed the first conceptually simple but broadly applicable model for water.
Two ancient human fossils from Laos reveal early human diversity
An ancient human skull and a jawbone found a few meters away in a cave in northern Laos add to the evidence that early modern humans were physically quite diverse, researchers report in PLOS ONE. ...
'Most attractive' male birds don't have the best genes
'Attractive' male birds that mate with many females aren't passing on the best genes to their offspring, according to new UCL research which found promiscuity in male birds leads to small, genetic faults ...
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 ...
Tortoise approach works best—even for evolution
When it comes to winning evolutionary fitness races, the tortoise once again prevails over the hare.
Utah's Great Gallery rock art younger than expected, say scientists
(Phys.org) —Ancient Barrier Canyon-style paintings crafted on sunset-washed rock faces of the Great Gallery, located in Horseshoe Canyon in southern Utah's Canyonlands National Park, are younger than expected, ...
Researchers suggest adding uncertainty to catastrophe models may help predictability
Backyard feeders invite aggressive bird breeds, study finds
Backyard bird feeders may ruffle some feathers, attracting aggressive breeds like house sparrows and doves while discouraging native species that eat insects and nectar, researchers said Monday.