Researchers develop new type of fluorescent camera for blood diagnostics, brain mapping
(Phys.org) —Fluorescence imaging is the most widely used method for analyzing the molecular composition of biological specimens. Target molecules, when they are present, can be "tagged" with a fluorescent ...
Study shows some spiders have individualized personalities
Nanosuits help small creatures survive a vacuum
Bird brains predate birds themselves: 'Flight-ready' brain was present in some non-avian dinosaurs
New research provides evidence that dinosaurs evolved the brainpower necessary for flight well before they actually took to the air as birds. Based on high-resolution X-ray computed tomographic (CT) scans, ...
Researchers find Jurassic strashilids not a parasite after all
Samples returned from asteroid Itokawa reveal history of violent impacts
Study shows one kind of squid can jettison parts of its arm (w/ Video)
New research shows some barnacles mate via spermcasting
Neanderthals died out earlier than originally believed
Mushroom lights up the night in Brazil: Researcher finds bioluminescent fungus not seen since 1840
In 1840, renowned English botanist George Gardner reported a strange sight from the streets of Vila de Natividade in Brazil: A group of boys playing with a glowing object that turned out to be a luminescent ...
Tree resin captures evolution of feathers on dinosaurs and birds
Secrets from the age of the dinosaurs are usually revealed by fossilized bones, but a University of Alberta research team has turned up a treasure trove of Cretaceous feathers trapped in tree resin. The resin ...
Unusual anal fin offers new insight into evolution
(Phys.org) —An unusual fossil fish that has fins behind its anus could have implications for human evolution according to a scientist at The University of Manchester.
Frog killing fungus found to infect crayfish too
Researchers turn to museums to track down clues in mysterious amphibian declines
There's a crisis among the world's amphibians -- about 40 percent of amphibian species have dwindled in numbers in just three decades. Now, museum jars stuffed full of amphibians may help scientists decide ...