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Impending extinction crisis of the worlds primates: Why primates matter
Science Magazine Nonhuman primates, our closest biological relatives, play important roles in the livelihoods, cultures, and religions of many societies and offer unique insights into human evolution, biology, behavior, and... 3 hours
Pure iron grains are rare in the universe
Science Magazine The abundant forms in which the major elements in the universe exist have been determined from numerous astronomical observations and meteoritic analyses. Iron (Fe) is an exception, in that only depletion of... 3 hours
The Tasmanian tiger had a brain structure suited to a predatory life style
PHYS.ORG Scientists have used an imaging technique to reconstruct the brain architecture and neural networks of the thylacine—better known as the Tasmanian tiger—an... 11 hours
International effort announced to try to save the world's most endangered marine mammal
SCIENCE DAILY An ambitious, emergency plan to help save the vaquita porpoise from extinction in the northern Gulf of California has been recommended by... 12 hours
International effort announced to try to save the world's most endangered marine mammal
PHYS.ORG An ambitious, emergency plan to help save the vaquita porpoise from extinction in the northern Gulf of California has been recommended by... 13 hours
New reconstruction of an ancient ice sheet
SCIENCE DAILY A new model reconstruction shows in exceptional detail the evolution of the Eurasian ice sheet during the last ice age. This can help scientists understand how climate and ocean warming can affect the remaining... 15 hours
Shark study reveals taste buds were key to evolution of teeth
PHYS.ORG The first creatures to evolve teeth didn't have jaws. Many scientists believe these ancient fish developed the first tooth-like structures on their skin that were similar... 17 hours
Interior Nominee Zinke Doubles Down on Coal
LIVE SCIENCE Interior secretary nominee Ryan Zinke emphasized the Trump administration’s vow to recommit America to fossil fuels. 19 hours
Odd Football-Size Armored Creatures Solve Ancient Footprint Mystery
LIVE SCIENCE In a Cinderella-esque story, researchers have finally figured out the creature that left countless fossilized footprints across the ancient seafloor. 19 hours
Inception of the last ice age
SCIENCE DAILY A new model reconstruction shows in exceptional detail the evolution of the Eurasian ice sheet during the last ice age. This can help scientists understand how climate and ocean warming can effect the remaining ice masses... 1 day
New species of moth named in honor of Donald Trump ahead of his swearing-in as president
SCIENCE DAILY Days before Donald J. Trump steps forward on the Presidential Inauguration platform in Washington on Jan.... 1 day
Pitching in: Biologists study development of division of labor among bees
PHYS.ORG Social bees are celebrated for their cooperative industry, but how did their innovative division of labor evolve? A starting point for examining this question may be... 1 day
Coastal waters were an oxygen oasis 2.3 billion years ago
SCIENCE-NEWS Coastal waters contained enough oxygen to support complex life-forms including some animals hundreds of millions of years before fossils of such life first appear. 1 day
New species of moth named in honor of Donald Trump ahead of his swearing-in as president
PHYS.ORG Days before Donald J. Trump steps forward on the Inaugural platform in Washington to assume the... 1 day
Tigers could roam again in Central Asia, scientists say
SCIENCE DAILY Caspian tigers, some of the largest cats that ever lived, roamed through much of Central Asia before they were designated as extinct in the middle of the 20th century. But... 2 days
Inception of the last ice age
PHYS.ORG A new model reconstruction shows in exceptional detail the evolution of the Eurasian ice sheet during the last ice age. This can help scientists understand how climate and ocean warming can effect the remaining ice masses on Earth. 2 days
Fossils found reveal unseen ‘footprint’ maker
SCIENCE DAILY Fossils found in Morocco from the long-extinct group of sea creatures called trilobites, including rarely seen soft-body parts, may be previously unseen animals that left distinctive fossil 'footprints' around the ancient supercontinent Gondwana. 2 days
A new twist on fusion power could help bring limitless clean energy
PHYS.ORG VIDEO In a world struggling to kick its addiction to fossil fuels and feed its growing appetite for energy, there's one technology in development that... 2 days
Fossils reveal unseen 'footprint' maker
PHYS.ORG Fossils found in Morocco from the long-extinct group of sea creatures called trilobites, including rarely seen soft-body parts, may be previously unseen animals that left distinctive fossil 'footprints' around the ancient supercontinent Gondwana. 2 days
Myanmar's 'smiling' Irrawaddy dolphins on brink of extinction
PHYS.ORG Tears fill Maung Lay's eyes as he describes losing the dolphin he knew since his childhood, the latest casualty of a battle against pollution and electrofishing that may see the species disappear... 2 days
Genome sequence of polar alga explains evolutionary adaptation to extreme variable climate
SCIENCE DAILY An international team of researchers has identified the genetic mutations which allowed microalgae (phytoplankton) from the Southern Ocean to adapt to extreme and highly... 2 days
Tracking Antarctic adaptations in diatoms
SCIENCE DAILY In the Antarctic Ocean, large populations of the diatom Fragillariopsis cylindrus dominate the phytoplankton communities. To learn more about how F. cylindrus adapted to its extremely cold environment, a team of researchers conducted a comparative genomic analysis involving... 3 days
How the darkness and the cold killed the dinosaurs
PHYS.ORG 66 million years ago, the sudden extinction of the dinosaurs started the ascent of the mammals, ultimately resulting in humankind's reign on Earth. Climate scientists have now reconstructed how tiny... 3 days
Researchers describe global sea level event during the hot greenhouse climate of the dinosaur age
PHYS.ORG Global sea level change has generally been considered to be a consequence of the growth and decay of... 3 days
Proposed forest thinning will sabotage natural forest climate adaptation, resistance to drought, fire, insect outbreaks
PHYS.ORG The USDA Forest Service is proposing widespread forest thinning on our public lands across the West in a... 3 days
Astronomers Map ‘Elements of Life’ in Milky Way Galaxy
SCI-NEWS.COM At the 229th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society on Jan. 5, 2017, astronomers from the SDSS/APOGEE (Sloan... 4 days
How to be winner in the game of evolution
PHYS.ORG A new study by University of Arizona biologists helps explain why different groups of animals differ dramatically in their number of species, and how this is related to differences in... 5 days
Scientists engineer animals with ancient genes to test causes of evolution
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have created the first genetically modified animals containing reconstructed ancient genes, which they used to test the evolutionary effects of genetic changes that happened in... 5 days
How the darkness and the cold killed the dinosaurs
SCIENCE DAILY Climate scientists now reconstructed how tiny droplets of sulfuric acid formed high up in the air after the well-known impact of a large asteroid and blocking the sunlight for several... 5 days
Viper's strike quantified in nature for the first time
SCIENCE DAILY The antagonistic predator-prey relationship is of interest to evolutionary biologists because it often leads to extreme adaptations in both the predator and prey. One such relationship is seen in the... 6 days
Megalodon's Demise: Why Earth's Largest Shark Went Extinct
LIVE SCIENCE Fossilized bones riddled with enormous shark bite marks reveal the mega shark's main prey and why Megalodon went extinct. 6 days
Scientists engineer animals with ancient genes to test causes of evolution
PHYS.ORG Scientists at the University of Chicago have created the first genetically modified animals containing reconstructed ancient genes, which they used to test the evolutionary effects of... 6 days
Researchers quantify in high speed a viper's strike in nature for the first time
SCIENCE DAILY The antagonistic predator-prey relationship is of interest to evolutionary biologists because it often leads to extreme adaptations in both the... 6 days
New evidence that humans choose their partners through assortative mating
PHYS.ORG A team of Australian researchers have published a new paper that argues people choose their life partners through a form of assortative mating, which is having a distinct... 6 days
Giant ancient shark may have gone extinct due to extinction of its small prey
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—A team of researchers with members from Italy, Belgium and Peru has found evidence that suggests the reason the giant... 6 days
Fossils from ancient extinct giant flightless goose suggests it was a fighter
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—A small team of researchers from Italy, Norway and Austria has found evidence of an ancient extinct goose relative that once lived in what... 6 days
Climate change could kill off parasites, destabilizing ecosystems
PHYS.ORG Photogenic animals, from polar bears to people, aren't the only creatures under threat from global climate change. A new review led by UC Berkeley suggests the phenomenon threatens parasites with extinction, which... 6 days
photons struggle to escape distant galaxies Photons Struggle to Escape Distant Galaxies
ASTRO WATCH Astronomers led by David Sobral and Jorryt Matthee, of the Universities of Lancaster in the UK and Leiden in the Netherlands, have discovered giant... 6 days
Hyoliths: Mysterious Cambrian Animals Classified as Lophophorates
SCI-NEWS.COM Paleontologists have finally determined what hyoliths — a group of extinct marine creatures — actually are. Hyoliths evolved over 530 million years... 6 days
Ice Age 'skeleton crew' offers insights for today’s endangered species
SCIENCE DAILY The ghosts of Ice Age mammals can teach valuable, real-world lessons about what happens to an ecosystem when its most distinct species go extinct, according to a new... 6 days
Penn Vet researchers identify potential target to fight against Ebola
NEWS MEDICAL Viruses and their hosts are in a eternal game of one-upmanship. If a host cell evolves a way to stop a virus from spreading, the virus will look... 7 days
Early formation of the Moon 4.51 billion years ago
Science Magazine Establishing the age of the Moon is critical to understanding solar system evolution and the formation of rocky planets, including Earth. However, despite its importance, the age of the Moon... 1 week
New target for taming Ebola
SCIENCE DAILY A team of scientists has identified a mechanism that appears to represent one way that host cells have evolved to outsmart infection by Ebola and other viruses. 1 week
Ancient oddball invertebrate finds its place on the tree of life
SCIENCE-NEWS Ancient marine invertebrates called hyoliths may be more closely related to modern horseshoe worms than mollusks, a fossil analysis finds. 1 week
'Marvel microbes' illuminate how cells became complex
SCIENCE DAILY A newly discovered group of microbes provide new insights as to how complex cellular life emerged. The study provides new details of how, billions of years ago, complex cell types that comprise plants, fungi,... 1 week
Paleontologists classify mysterious ancient cone-shaped sea creatures
PHYS.ORG One branch on the tree of life is a bit more crowded today. A team of scientists led by 20-year-old University of Toronto (U of T) undergraduate student Joseph Moysiuk has finally determined what... 1 week
Researchers discover 'marvel microbes' explaining how cells became complex
PHYS.ORG In a new study, published in Nature this week, an international research group led from Uppsala University in Sweden presents the discovery of a group of microbes that provide new... 1 week
Paleontologists classify mysterious ancient cone-shaped sea creatures
SCIENCE DAILY One branch on the tree of life is heavier as a team of scientists has determined what a bizarre group of extinct cone-shaped animals actually are. Known as hyoliths, these marine creatures evolved over... 1 week
Conifer cones bear their ages well, and still move it
SCIENCE DAILY Fossil conifer cones can still move their individual seed scales after millions of years, biologists have found. The cones analyzed in a new study represent the oldest known... 1 week
Photons Struggle to Escape Early Milky Way-Type Galaxies
SCI-NEWS.COM An international team of astronomers has discovered enormous halos of blue, faint light — made of so-called Lyman-alpha photons —... 1 week
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