How the brain combines information across sensory modalities
Why did the dinosaur cross the equator... but choose not to live there?
For more than 30 million years after dinosaurs first appeared, they remained inexplicably rare near the equator, where only a few small-bodied meat-eating dinosaurs eked out a living. The age-long absence ...
New technique for using sugarcane to make jet fuel cuts greenhouse gas emissions
Comparison of bonobo anatomy to humans offers evolutionary clues
Atmospheric mysteries unraveling: New findings may be key to explaining mercury, much more
It's been difficult to explain patterns of toxic mercury in some parts of the world, such as why there's so much of the toxin deposited into ecosystems from the air in the southeastern United States, even ...
3-D scans of mating fruit flies uncovers female biology
Following in the footsteps of Leonardo Da Vinci's 1493 anatomical sketch of a man and woman, "The Copulation," Cornell researchers used cutting-edge X-ray technology to noninvasively image fruit flies during ...
Bass use body's swimming muscles to suck in food
Fish are power eaters. In many species, large muscles running along their backs and bellies provide bursts of speed for chasing down prey. Then, at the very instant they close in, they vacuum victims into ...
Researchers create synthetic membranes that grow like living cells
Chemists and biologists at UC San Diego have succeeded in designing and synthesizing an artificial cell membrane capable of sustaining continual growth, just like a living cell.
Team traces strain of tuberculosis back 30,000 years
Researchers find a way to identify key nodes in illegal wildlife trade network
View of 'nature as capital' uses economic value to help achieve a sustainable future
Researchers today outlined in a series of reports how governments, organizations and corporations are successfully moving away from short-term exploitation of the natural world and embracing a long-term vision ...
Research group suggests modern extinction rate may be higher than thought
Study shows African savannah able to support large number of herbivores due to distinct diets
A better way to evaluate conservation policies found
Protected forested areas in Brazil, Costa Rica, Indonesia and Thailand have prevented the release of more than 1,000 million additional tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, an economic service provided by nature worth ...