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Evolution 18 hours ago

Mating, tattoos and leaving home: A tale of growing up guppy

Nature is full of big questions that are easy to ask and hard to answer. With some good old-fashioned hard work and help from a humble, gilled vertebrate, though, Michigan State University's Sarah Fitzpatrick and Isabela ...

Plants & Animals Dec 06, 2021

Big gaps in quest to sequence genomes of all animals

Efforts to sequence the genomes of the world's animals tend to focus on those that most resemble humans with the work conducted almost entirely in the Global North, according to an analysis led by Washington State University.

Paleontology & Fossils Dec 03, 2021

Research finds nasal problem plagued long-nosed crocodile relatives

Research published in the journal Anatomical Record finds that humans have more in common with endangered crocodiles than we think—namely, a deviated septum.

Paleontology & Fossils Dec 03, 2021

Fossils dug up 100 years ago rediscovered wrapped in old newspaper

A stash of rediscovered dinosaur bones wrapped in century-old newspapers is set to reveal two pasts: one set in the 1920s and the University of Alberta's earliest paleontology, the other some 70 million years ago.

Plants & Animals Dec 03, 2021

Time is running out for primates, bears and songbirds in Vietnamese wildlife hotspot

Surveys of the montane forests of Kon Plong, in Vietnam's central highlands, conducted by Fauna & Flora International (FFI) and our local partner GreenViet, have revealed a rich reservoir of wildlife. This is the first time ...

Evolution Dec 02, 2021

Building a human body through gastrulation

A collaboration of researchers from Japan, Spain and the U.S. offers a phylogenetic and ontogenetic overview of the primitive streak and its role in mediating amniote (vertebrate animals that develop on land) gastrulation, ...

Paleontology & Fossils Dec 01, 2021

New understanding of Patagonian long-necked dinosaur

Paleontologists of the Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie (SNSB-BSPG) examined the remains of the long-necked dinosaur Patagosaurus fariasi (175 million years) from Argentina as part of a new description. ...

Paleontology & Fossils Dec 01, 2021

CT uncovers bone disease in Tyrannosaurus rex jaw

Researchers in Germany identified bone disease in the fossilized jaw of a Tyrannosaurus rex using a CT-based, nondestructive imaging approach, according to a study being presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological ...

Ecology Nov 30, 2021

From corals to humans, a shared trigger for sperm to get in motion

If sperm can't swim, life can't go on. And a new study suggests that when evolution hit upon an effective strategy for making sperm move, it stuck with it.

Molecular & Computational biology Nov 29, 2021

Mechanism for insensitivity to important antimalarial drug in new pathogen variant discovered

Malaria is one of the most dangerous infectious diseases. The causative pathogens are microorganisms of the genus Plasmodium. A particularly dangerous form of the disease is caused by Plasmodium falciparum. Artemisinin is ...

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