Evolution
Successful egg harvest breaks new ground in saving the northern white rhinoceros  SCIENCE DAILY · 28 seconds
There are only two northern white rhinos left worldwide, both of them female. Saving this representative of megafauna from extinction seems impossible under these... more
Evolution designed by parasites  SCIENCE DAILY · 37 minutes
A new paper explores an overlooked aspect of the relationship between parasites and their hosts by systematically discussing the ways in which parasitic behavior manipulation may encourage the evolution of mechanisms in the host's nervous and endocrine systems. more
Laser-produced uranium plasma evolves into more complex species  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
When energy is added to uranium under pressure, it creates a shock wave, and even a tiny sample will be vaporized like a small explosion. By using smaller, controlled explosions, physicists can... more
The Paleozoic diet: Why animals eat what they eat  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
In what likely is the first study on the evolution of dietary preferences across the animal kingdom, researchers report several unexpected discoveries, including that the first animal likely was a... more
Plants are going extinct up to 350 times faster than the historical norm  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
Earth is seeing an unprecedented loss of species, which some ecologists are calling a sixth mass extinction. In May, a United Nations... more
Scientists a step closer to saving northern white rhino from extinction  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
Veterinarians have successfully harvested eggs from the last two surviving northern white rhinos, taking them one step closer to bringing the species back from the brink... more
Here's how early humans evaded immunodeficiency viruses  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
The cryoEM structure of a simian immunodeficiency virus protein bound to primate proteins shows how a mutation in early humans allowed our ancestors to escape infection while monkeys and apes did not. SIV's Nef... more
Shocking rate of plant extinctions in South Africa  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Plant extinctions from South Africa's three biodiversity hot spots represent 45.4 percent of all extinctions from 10 of the world's 36 hotspots, new research finds. more
Elevated Levels of Oxygen Gave Rise to North American Dinosaurs, Scientists Say  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 day
A team of researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the University of Texas Austin has used a new technique to analyze tiny amounts of... more
Structure of protein nanoturbine revealed  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Cells rely on protein complexes known as ATP synthases or ATPases for their energy needs. Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) molecules power most of the processes sustaining life. Structural biologist Professor Leonid Sazanov and his research group from the Institute... more
Experiments illuminate key component of plants' immune systems  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Plants, like humans and animals, have over millions of years evolved complex immune systems that fend off invading pathogens. But unlike many animals, plants lack adaptive immunity conferred by antibodies. This means... more
Tracing the evolution of vision in fruit flies  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The function of the visual photopigment rhodopsin and its action in the retina to facilitate vision is well understood. However, there remain questions about other biological functions of this family of proteins... more
Storms on Jupiter are disturbing the planet's colorful belts  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Coordinated observations of Jupiter in early 2017 by six ground-based telescopes and Hubble allowed astronomers to study the evolution of bright plumes and connect them with cloud movements deep in... more
Tracing the evolution of vision  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
The function of the visual photopigment rhodopsin and its action in the retina to facilitate vision is well understood. However, there remain questions about other biological functions of this family of proteins (opsins) and this has ramifications for... more
Genetic diversity couldn't save Darwin's finches  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers found that Charles Darwin's famous finches defy what has long been considered a key to evolutionary success: genetic diversity. The study of the finches of the Galapagos Islands could change the way conservation biologists think... more
Wildlife meeting backs more protection for giraffes  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Wildlife-supporting countries on Thursday backed regulating international trade in giraffes in a bid to offer more protection to the gentle giants, feared to be facing a "silent extinction". more
Geologists get called 'dirty polluters', but we're needed to fight climate change  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
When people hear we are geologists, we are often asked if we have found any oil lately. Sadly—and wrongly—the most common view of geology... more
Shocking rate of plant extinctions in South Africa  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Over the past 300 years, 79 plants have been confirmed extinct from three of the world's biodiversity hotspots located in South Africa—the Cape Floristic Region, the Succulent Karoo, and the Maputuland-Pondoland-Albany corridor. more
Bacterial sex drives evolution of microbes to conquer and colonize the gut  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Bacterial sex drives evolution of microbes to conquer and colonize the gut. This discovery constitutes a paradigm shift and opens the possibility to design... more
Switching on the Atlantic Ocean heat pump  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
34 million years ago the warm 'greenhouse climate' of the dinosaur age ended and the colder 'icehouse climate' of today commenced. Antarctica glaciated first and geological data imply that the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation,... more
Switching on the Atlantic heat pump  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
34 million years ago, the warm greenhouse climate of the dinosaur age ended, and the colder icehouse climate of today commenced. Antarctica glaciated first, and geological data imply that the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation, the global... more
The origins and evolution of life: Re-examining the evidence of early life traces  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Even though Earth has been habitable (has had surface liquid water and some crust) for 4.3 billion years, and the oldest putative... more
Identified: Molecular structure that breaks down an important component of smog  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Nitrogen oxides, also known as NOx, form when fossil fuels burn at high temperatures. When emitted from industrial sources such as coal power plants, these pollutants... more
The Paleozoic diet: Why animals eat what they eat  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
In what is likely the first study to look at how dietary preferences evolved across the animal kingdom, UA researchers looked at more than a million species, going back 800... more
Meet Adratiklit boulahfa, World’s Earliest Known Stegosaur  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 day
Paleontologists in Morocco have found fossil fragments from a new genus and species of stegosaur that walked the Earth about 168 million... more
Understanding the animal brain could help robots wash your dishes  nanowerk · 2 days
Neuroscientists show how evolution and animal brains can be a rich source of inspiration for machine learning, especially to help AI tackle some enormously difficult problems, like doing... more
20-million-year-old skull suggests complex brain evolution in monkeys, apes  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
New research on one of the oldest and most complete fossil primate skulls from South America shows instead that the pattern of brain evolution in this group was far more... more
Understanding the animal brain could help robots wash your dishes  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Neuroscientists show how evolution and animal brains can be a rich source of inspiration for machine learning, especially to help AI tackle some enormously difficult problems, like doing... more
Cranial endocast of a stem platyrrhine primate and ancestral brain conditions in anthropoids  Science Magazine · 2 days
Understanding of ancestral conditions for anthropoids has been hampered by the paucity of well-preserved early fossils. Here, we provide an unprecedented view... more
20-million-year-old skull suggests complex brain evolution in monkeys, apes  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
It has long been thought that the brain size of anthropoid primates—a diverse group of modern and extinct monkeys, humans, and their nearest kin—progressively increased over time. New research on... more
'Otterly adorable'?: Demand for cute selfies puts animals at risk  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Social media users are fuelling a burgeoning appetite for acquiring wild otters and other endangered animals as pets, conservationists say, warning the trend could push species towards extinction. more
'Yin and yang' enzymes evolved over billions of years to protect against cancer  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Researchers at the University of Dundee have made an important discovery about two enzymes that have evolved over billions of years to... more
Genetic diversity couldn't save Darwin's finches  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A study by the University of Cincinnati found that Charles Darwin's famous finches defy what has long been considered a key to evolutionary success: genetic diversity. more
New species of stegosaur is oldest found anywhere in the world  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The remains of the new dinosaur were found in the Middle Atlas Mountains of Morocco and have since been studied by a team at London's Natural... more
Rise of dinosaurs linked to increasing oxygen levels  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Scientists have found that increasing oxygen levels are linked to the rise of North American dinosaurs around 215 M years ago. A new technique for measuring oxygen levels in ancient rocks shows... more
Scientists unpack the history of Western France, written in 300 million year old rainwater  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
For the first time scientists have been able to reconstruct the chemical composition of rainwater from 300 million year old... more
Connected forest networks on oil palm plantations key to protecting endangered species  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Set-aside patches of high-quality forest on palm oil plantations may help protect species like orangutans, as well as various species of insects, birds and... more
Crossover from 2-D metal to 3-D Dirac semimetal in metallic PtTe2 films with local Rashba effect  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs) formed by group 10 metals (e.g. PtSe2, PtTe2) have emerged as important... more
Studying animal cognition in the wild  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Different types of cognitive abilities can lead to a variety of knowledge that can help an animal to find, access, and guard food and mates. One approach to gain insight into the evolution of such cognitive... more
Caught on video: Watch the 'trash fish' of the American South vacuum up its prey  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The alligator gar, a toothy, narrow-snouted fish that resembles its namesake reptile, is the largest, native, freshwater predator... more
Hurricanes drive the evolution of more aggressive spiders  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers who rush in after storms to study the behavior of spiders have found that extreme weather events such as tropical cyclones may have an evolutionary impact on populations living in storm-prone... more
Hand gestures point towards the origins of language  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Communication gestures used by humans and our primate relatives are providing clues about how our species' ability to use spoken language evolved. more
Scientists discover new way to reconstruct what extinct animals looked like  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Scientists could be set to reveal the most accurate depictions of ancient vertebrates ever made after a world-first discovery at University College Cork (UCC) in Ireland. more
Making biominerals: Nature's recipe is old, evolved more than once  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
In recent years, scientists have teased out many of the secrets of biomineralization, the process by which sea urchins grow spines, mollusks build their shells and corals make... more
Researchers discover prehistoric shark species  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Two South Carolina researchers have discovered a species of prehistoric shark, along with dozens of other fossils from prehistoric sea creatures. more
Burning invasive western juniper maintains sagebrush dominance longer  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Burning invasive western juniper increases the time—post-fire—that native mountain sagebrush will remain the dominant woody vegetation in the plant community by at least 44 percent compared to cutting juniper back, according to... more
Scientists aim to solve 'male-killing' evolutionary puzzle in insects  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Researchers at the University of Liverpool are leading a new international project to investigate the curious phenomenon of 'male-killing' microbes in insects. more
Variation in the shape of speech organs influences language evolution  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Why do languages sound so different when people across the world have roughly the same speech organs (mouth, lips, tongue and jaw)? Does the shape of our vocal... more
Researchers find hurricanes drive the evolution of more aggressive spiders  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Researchers at McMaster University who rush in after storms to study the behaviour of spiders have found that extreme weather events such as tropical cyclones may have an... more
Where will evolution take us in the Fourth Industrial Revolution?  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The study of evolution allows us to reconstruct the past and to understand how life evolved from simple to complex organisms. Evolutionary reasoning can help us make sense... more
A new perspective on evolution provided by fly testes  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The male testes are important areas for biological innovation, as well as being a factory for sperm. In exciting new biological research a team of scientists has found that the... more
Guideline recommendations for management of patients with severe TBI continue to evolve  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
New evidence continues to drive the evolution of guideline recommendations for the medical management of patients with severe traumatic brain injury. more
From the tiny testes of flies, new insight into how genes arise  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A common birthplace of new genes, the male testes are a hotspot for biological innovation. Within these organs, scientists have found a trove of... more
From the tiny testes of flies, new insight into how genes arise  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In the battle of the sexes, males appear to have the innovative edge—from a genetic standpoint, at least. Scientists are finding that the testes... more
Genetic study suggests humans, not Ice Age, killed off European cave bears  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A team of researchers affiliated with multiple institutions across Europe has found evidence that suggests humans were responsible for the extinction of cave bears... more
Lizards from cold climates may face rapid extinctions in next 60 years, study shows  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Lizards that produce live young are significantly more likely to be driven to extinction through climate change than those that... more
Hidden 'Jurassic World' of Volcanoes Uncovered in Australia  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
About 100 volcanoes dating to the Jurassic era were recently discovered buried under the basins of central Australia. more
Gentle giraffes threatened with 'silent extinction'  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
For most of his life as a Samburu warrior, Lesaiton Lengoloni thought nothing of hunting giraffes, the graceful giants so common a feature of the Kenyan plains where he roamed. more
Global meet to mull trade rules to protect endangered species  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Specialists will meet in Geneva from Saturday to try to tighten rules on trade in elephant ivory, rhino horns and other endangered animal and plant species amid growing... more
Early species developed much faster than previously thought  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
When Earth's species were rapidly diversifying nearly 500 million years ago, that evolution was driven by complex factors including global cooling, more oxygen in the atmosphere, and more nutrients in the oceans.... more
Countries push to protect sharks, rays  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Dozens of countries will push at a global meeting for regulations on trade in 18 types of shark and ray, with conservationists warning Thursday of looming extinction for many species. more
Early species developed much faster than previously thought, research shows  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
When Earth's species were rapidly diversifying nearly 500 million years ago, that evolution was driven by complex factors including global cooling, more oxygen in the atmosphere, and more... more
Extinct Caribbean bird yields DNA after 2,500 years in watery grave  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Scientists have recovered the first genetic data from an extinct bird in the Caribbean, thanks to the remarkably preserved bones of a Creighton's caracara from a... more
Extinct Caribbean bird yields DNA after 2,500 years in watery grave  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Scientists have recovered the first genetic data from an extinct bird in the Caribbean, thanks to the remarkably preserved bones of a Creighton's caracara from a... more
Drug interaction research: Evolution clues  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new article has shown that a key biological component in the communication system of the nematode C. Elegans can be repurposed to take on a different job,. This critical finding about the workings of evolution could one... more
Mitochondria--Striking a balance between host and endosymbiont  Science Magazine · 1 week
Mitochondria are organelles with their own genome that arose from α-proteobacteria living within single-celled Archaea more than a billion years ago. This step of endosymbiosis offered tremendous opportunities for energy production and metabolism and... more
Discovery could pave the way for disease-resistant rice crops  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have uncovered an unusual protein activity in rice that can be exploited to give crops an edge in the evolutionary arms race against rice blast disease, a major threat... more
Fluid in superdeep diamonds may be from some of Earth's oldest unchanged material  SCIENCE-NEWS · 1 week
Primordial rock deep in the mantle and dating to just after Earth’s formation could yield insights about the planet’s formation and evolution more
Discovery could pave the way for disease-resistant rice crops  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Researchers have uncovered an unusual protein activity in rice that can be exploited to give crops an edge in the evolutionary arms race against rice blast disease, a major threat... more
Dinosaur brains from baby to adult  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
New research sheds light on how the braincase of the dinosaur Psittacosaurus developed and what this reveals about its posture. more
Genetic study implicates humans in demise of prehistoric cave bear  REUTERS · 1 week
Genetic research that reconstructed the past population dynamics of the cave bear, a prominent prehistoric denizen... more
Composition of fossil insect eyes surprises researchers  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Eumelanin -- a natural pigment found for instance in human eyes -- has, for the first time, been identified in the fossilized compound eyes of 54-million-year-old crane-flies. It was previously assumed that melanic screening... more
Now endangered: The very act that protects wildlife  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The Trump administration recently announced a proposal that would gut the Endangered Species Act. The news follows in the wake of a report from the United Nations earlier this year that more... more
Dinosaur brains from baby to adult  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
New research by a University of Bristol palaeontology post-graduate student has revealed fresh insights into how the braincase of the dinosaur Psittacosaurus developed and how this tells us about its posture. more
Rapid metabolism change helped mammals to thrive in colder climate  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Hedgehogs, rabbits, primates and even giraffe have all benefited in the evolutionary race due to their ability to adapt their metabolism to cope with a changing climate, according... more
A brief astronomical history of Saturn's amazing rings  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Many dream of what they would do had they a time machine. Some would travel 100 million years back in time, when dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Not many, though, would think of... more
54 million year-old fossil flies yield new insight into the evolution of sight  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Fossilised flies that lived 54 million years ago have revealed a surprising twist to the tale of how insects' eyes evolved. These craneflies, unveiled... more
Ancient Giant Penguin Unearthed in New Zealand: Crossvallia waiparensis  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
The fossilized bones of a large-sized penguin species that lived during the Paleocene epoch (between 66 and 56... more
Stellar evolution in real time detected in the old star T Ursae Minoris  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
An international team of astronomers succeeded in detecting signs of aging in the red supergiant star T UMi. The star in the... more
AI used to test evolution's oldest mathematical model  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have used artificial intelligence to make new discoveries, and confirm old ones, about one of nature's best-known mimics, opening up whole new directions of research in evolutionary biology. more
In the shadow of the dinosaurs  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers describe Clevosaurus hadroprodon, a new reptile species from Rio Grande do Sul state in southern Brazil. more
Cultural selection shapes network structure  Science Magazine · 1 week
Cultural evolution relies on the social transmission of cultural traits along a population’s social network. Research indicates that network structure affects information spread and thus the capacity for cumulative culture. However, how network structure itself is driven by... more
Deep learning on butterfly phenotypes tests evolutions oldest mathematical model  Science Magazine · 1 week
Traditional anatomical analyses captured only a fraction of real phenomic information. Here, we apply deep learning to quantify total phenotypic similarity across 2468 butterfly photographs, covering 38 subspecies... more
AI used to test evolution's oldest mathematical model  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Researchers have used artificial intelligence to make new discoveries, and confirm old ones, about one of nature's best-known mimics, opening up whole new directions of research in evolutionary biology. more
Rapid evolution: New findings on its molecular mechanisms  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The mechanisms by which new species arise are still not fully understood. What are the evolutionary processes that drive the evolution of new species? Evolutionary biologists traditionally assumed that geographical barriers between... more
What a group of bizarre-looking bats can tell us about the evolution of mammals  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Bats with skulls and teeth adapted to a wide range of diets are helping scientists understand how major groups of... more
Rapid evolution: New findings on its molecular mechanisms  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Evolutionary biologists have analyzed the role of microRNAs in the evolution of new species. more
Monster penguin find in Waipara, New Zealand  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new species of giant penguin -- about 1.6 metres tall -- has been identified from fossils found in Waipara, North Canterbury in New Zealand. more
Study shows women benefit from multiple marriages while men do not  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A pair of researchers, one with the University of California, the other with the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, has found that women in an... more
What a group of bizarre-looking bats can tell us about the evolution of mammals  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Bats with skulls and teeth adapted to a wide range of diets are helping scientists understand how major groups of... more
Japanese researchers build robotic tail to keep elderly upright  REUTERS · 1 week
Millions of years after the ancestors of humans evolved to lose their tails, a research team at Japan’s... more
A new sphenodontian from Brazil is the oldest record of the group in Gondwana  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Research published this Wednesday (August 14th) in Scientific Reports describes Clevosaurus hadroprodon, a new reptile species from Rio Grande do... more
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