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Biochemistry May 06, 2021

Cell cytoskeleton as target for new active agents

Through a unique combination of computer simulations and laboratory experiments, researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) have discovered new binding sites for active agents—against cancer, for example—on a vital ...

Plants & Animals Apr 21, 2021

NatGeo's 'Secrets of the Whales' surfaces little-known facts

When a killer whale slowly circled back toward wildlife photographer Brian Skerry in the middle of the ocean after discarding the giant sting ray it was devouring, panic is not what came to mind: "Part of my brain is thinking, ...

Paleontology & Fossils Apr 20, 2021

Fearsome tyrannosaurs were social animals, study suggests

The fearsome tyrannosaur dinosaurs that ruled the northern hemisphere during the Late Cretaceous period (66-100 million years ago) may not have been solitary predators as popularly envisioned, but social carnivores similar ...

Paleontology & Fossils Apr 20, 2021

Mass fossil site may prove tyrannosaurs lived in packs

Ferocious tyrannosaur dinosaurs may not have been solitary predators as long envisioned, but more like social carnivores such as wolves, new research unveiled Monday found.

Paleontology & Fossils Apr 16, 2021

'Godzilla' shark discovered in New Mexico gets formal name

The 300-million-year-old shark's teeth were the first sign that it might be a distinct species.

Plants & Animals Apr 08, 2021

Marine life is fleeing the equator to cooler waters—this could trigger a mass extinction event

The tropical water at the equator is renowned for having the richest diversity of marine life on Earth, with vibrant coral reefs and large aggregations of tunas, sea turtles, manta rays and whale sharks. The number of marine ...

Ecology Mar 31, 2021

Seagrasses turn back the clock on ocean acidification

Spanning six years and seven seagrass meadows along the California coast, a paper published today from the University of California, Davis, is the most extensive study yet of how seagrasses can buffer ocean acidification.

Plants & Animals Mar 29, 2021

Nearly 40 sharks and rays reclassified as threatened, including one species of ray already possibly extinct

New updates on the conservation status of sharks and rays released today by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) show that 39 additional species are now facing a risk of extinction in the wild. This takes ...

Ecology Mar 24, 2021

Searching the ocean for one of the world's rarest whales

Crowded into a tiny plane, 1,000 feet above the water off Georgia, the surveyors look down in search of a disturbance—a long splash, or a dark patch amid all that blue.

Evolution Mar 24, 2021

Scaled, armored or naked: How does the skin of fish evolve?

Usually scaled, the skin of fish can also be naked or made up of bony plates that form an armor, sometimes even covered with teeth. But how has this skin evolved over the ages? To answer this question, researchers at the ...

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