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Citizen Scientists Identify Prehistoric Supernova
SPACE.COM Over 700 volunteer citizen scientists have helped identify more than 30,000 celestial objects, including a star explosion that occurred 970 million years ago, hundreds of millions of years before dinosaurs emerged on Earth. 1 day
Darwin was right: Females prefer sex with good listeners
PHYS.ORG Almost 150 years after Charles Darwin first proposed a little-known prediction from his theory of sexual selection, researchers have found that male moths with larger antennae are better at detecting... 1 day
Massive Marine Reptile Terrorized Squid During the Dinosaur Age
LIVE SCIENCE A newly identified, 130-million-year-old marine reptile was enormous, measuring the length of nearly three grand pianos lined up, but it wasn't a top marine predator, a new study finds. 1 day
The high cost of communication among social bees
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—Eusocial insects are predominantly dependent on chemosensory communication to coordinate social organization and define group membership. As the social complexity of a species increases, individual members require a greater diversity of signals.... 1 day
Knowledge gap on the origin of sex
SCIENCE DAILY There are significant gaps in our knowledge on the evolution of sex, according to a research review on sex chromosomes. Even after more than a century of study, researchers do not know enough about... 1 day
DNA research provides new hope for a bird on the brink
PHYS.ORG In a fresh bid to save the southern black-throated finch from extinction, researchers are turning to a novel analysis of DNA to help plot a path... 1 day
Scientists are accidentally helping poachers drive rare species to extinction
PHYS.ORG If you open Google and start typing "Chinese cave gecko", the text will auto-populate to "Chinese cave gecko for sale" – just US$150, with delivery. This extremely rare species is... 1 day
How dinosaurs may have evolved into birds
PHYS.ORG Tohoku University researchers and their international collaborators have identified a possible genetic mechanism underlying the evolution of birds, according to a recently published study in Nature Communications. 2 days
Knowledge gap on the origin of sex
PHYS.ORG There are significant gaps in our knowledge on the evolution of sex, according to a research review on sex chromosomes from Lund University in Sweden. Even after more than a century of study, researchers... 2 days
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Ancestral alliances: Plant mutualistic symbioses with fungi and bacteria
Science Magazine Within the plant microbiota, mutualistic fungal and bacterial symbionts are striking examples of microorganisms playing crucial roles in nutrient acquisition. They have coevolved with their hosts since initial plant adaptation... 2 days
How whales got so big, sperm in space, and a first look at Jupiter’s poles
Science Magazine This week we have stories on strange dimming at a not-so-distant star, sending sperm to the International Space... 2 days
New species of bus-sized fossil marine reptile unearthed in Russia
SCIENCE DAILY A new species of a fossil pliosaur (large predatory marine reptile from the 'age of dinosaur') has been found in Russia and profoundly change how we understand the... 2 days
Paleontologists Identify New Pliosaur Species: Luskhan itilensis
SCI-NEWS.COM A new species of marine reptile from the Cretaceous period has been identified from fossils found on the eroded banks of the... 2 days
Baby marmosets learn to ‘talk’ just like we do
Science Magazine Find may shed light on evolution of human speech 2 days
New species of bus-sized fossil marine reptile unearthed in Russia
PHYS.ORG A new species of a fossil pliosaur (large predatory marine reptile from the 'age of dinosaur') has been found in Russia and profoundly change how we understand the... 2 days
Fossil beetles suggest that LA climate has been relatively stable for 50,000 years
SCIENCE DAILY Research based on more than 180 fossil insects preserved in the La Brea Tar Pits of Los Angeles indicate that the climate... 2 days
Our 'selfish' genes contain the seeds of our destruction – but there might be a fix
PHYS.ORG The human race is in so much trouble that it needs to colonise another planet within... 2 days
What bone proteomics could reveal about the dead
SCIENCE DAILY Studying bones has helped scientists reconstruct what dinosaurs and other extinct creatures looked like. Taking this further, scientists recently started identifying proteins from bones to glean more information about remains. But one... 2 days
Zika virus likely circulated in Americas long before detection during 2015-16 epidemic
SCIENCE DAILY Analysis of the largest collection of Zika genomes to date reveals the trajectory and evolution of the virus as it spread throughout the Americas,... 2 days
Volunteers help find star that exploded 970 million years ago, predating the dinosaurs
SCIENCE DAILY Online volunteers have helped astronomers find a star that exploded 970 million years ago, predating the dinosaurs' time on Earth. 2 days
Amazingly flexible: Learning to read in your 30s profoundly transforms the brain
SCIENCE DAILY Reading is such a modern cultural invention that there is no specific area in the brain dedicated to it. Scientists have found that learning... 2 days
Song diversity hints at thrushes' evolutionary past
SCIENCE DAILY The Hermit Thrush is famous for its melodiously undulating song, but we know very little about whether -- and if so, how -- its songs vary across the large swath of North America that... 2 days
A fresh look inside the protein nano-machines
SCIENCE DAILY Proteins perform vital functions, they digest food and fight infections. They are in fact nano-machines, each one of them designed to perform a specific task. But how did they evolve to match those needs,... 2 days
Whales only recently evolved into giants when changing ice, oceans concentrated prey
SCIENCE DAILY A team of scientists have traced the evolution of whale size through more than 30 million years of history and found that very large... 2 days
Fuel from the air technology provides a path to new business for OPEC countries
SCIENCE DAILY Pioneering technology makes OPEC countries prime regions to produce synthetic fuels. This could be a key asset in phasing out... 2 days
Whales Only Recently Evolved into Giants
LIVE SCIENCE The early ancestors of 100-foot-long blue whales were dolphin-sized, according to new research that explains how they and other whale giants got to be so big. 2 days
Zika virus likely circulated in Americas long before its detection
MIT Analysis of largest collection of Zika genomes to date reveals trajectory and evolution of the virus. 3 days
Medical News Today: Yawning: An unsolved mystery
MNT We all yawn; it is inevitable. Yet not a single one of us knows exactly why we do it. Here, we discuss the facts and try to understand why it evolved. 3 days
Yawning: An unsolved mystery
MNT We all yawn; it is inevitable. Yet not a single one of us knows exactly why we do it. Here, we discuss the facts and try to understand why it evolved. 3 days
Religious devotion as predictor of behavior
PHYS.ORG Robert Lynch, a postdoctoral fellow in anthropology, says the level of devotion one feels toward religious beliefs can predict how that person likely will interact with members of his own group or with members outside of... 3 days
Fossil beetles suggest that LA climate has been relatively stable for 50,000 years
PHYS.ORG Research based on more than 180 fossil insects preserved in the La Brea Tar Pits of Los Angeles indicate that the climate... 3 days
Volunteers help astronomers find star that exploded 970 million years ago, predating the dinosaurs
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Online volunteers, including a woman from Belgium and a Scottish man, have helped astronomers at The Australian National University (ANU)... 3 days
What bone proteomics could reveal about the dead
PHYS.ORG Studying bones has helped scientists reconstruct what dinosaurs and other extinct creatures looked like. Taking this further, scientists recently started identifying proteins from bones to glean more information about remains. But one... 3 days
Atlas of the Human Planet 2017—how exposed are we to natural hazards?
PHYS.ORG One out of three people in the world is exposed to earthquakes, a number which almost doubled in the past 40 years. Around 1... 3 days
Goodbye smokestacks: Startup invents zero-emission fossil fuel power
Science Magazine A startup has invented a power cycle that runs on carbon dioxide—without emitting it 3 days
A fresh look inside the protein nano-machines
PHYS.ORG Proteins digest food, and fight infections and cancer, and serve other metabolic functions. They are basically nano-machines, each one designed to perform a specific task. But how did they evolve to match those needs,... 4 days
Weaponized penis drives sexual 'arms race' (in beetles)
PHYS.ORG Evolution works in mysterious ways, especially when it comes to sex. 4 days
Song diversity hints at thrushes' evolutionary past
PHYS.ORG The Hermit Thrush is famous for its melodiously undulating song, but we know very little about whether—and if so, how—its songs vary across the large swath of North America that it calls home in... 4 days
Whales only recently evolved into giants when changing ice, oceans concentrated prey
PHYS.ORG The blue whale, which uses baleen to filter its prey from ocean water and can reach lengths of over 100 feet, is the largest... 4 days
3.3 Million Year Old Fossil Sheds Light On How The Spine Evolved
NPR It's hard evidence that the type of spinal segmentation and numbering found in modern humans emerged 3.3 million years ago, the scientists say. The... 4 days
did the first human ancestor emerge in europe not africa Did the First Human Ancestor Emerge in Europe, Not Africa?
HISTORY According to the generally accepted story of human evolution, the human lineage split from that of... 4 days
Genetic mutation trade-offs lead to parallel evolution
PHYS.ORG Organisms in nature adapt and evolve in complex environments. For example, when subjected to changes in nutrients, antibiotics, and predation, microbes in the wild face the challenge of adapting multiple traits at the same... 4 days
Improve evolution education by teaching genetics first
PHYS.ORG Evolution is a difficult concept for many students at all levels, however, a study publishing on May 23 in the open access journal PLOS Biology has demonstrated a simple cost-free way to significantly improve... 4 days
Collecting real-time data for material microstructural evolution during radiation exposure
PHYS.ORG It may be surprising to learn that much remains unknown about radiation's effects on materials. To find answers, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers are developing techniques to... 4 days
Did humans evolve in Europe rather than Africa? We don't have the answer just yet
PHYS.ORG Charles Darwin believed that humans evolved in Africa, because that's where our closest ape relatives the chimpanzees and... 4 days
Rare tooth find reveals horned dinosaurs in eastern North America
PHYS.ORG A chance discovery in Mississippi provides the first evidence of an animal closely related to Triceratops in eastern North America. The fossil, a tooth from rocks between 68... 4 days
Portland State biologist receives major NASA grant to study evolution of viruses
NEWS MEDICAL Portland State biologist Ken Stedman has received a $540,000 grant from NASA to study the evolution of viruses, which may shed light on how... 5 days
Fossils cast doubt on human lineage originating in Africa
REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fossils from Greece and Bulgaria of an ape-like creature that lived 7.2 million years ago... 5 days
3.3 million-year-old fossil reveals origins of the human spine
PHYS.ORG Analysis of a 3.3 million-year-old fossil skeleton reveals the most complete spinal column of any early human relative, including vertebrae, neck and rib cage. The findings, published this week in... 5 days
The right thing to do: Why do we follow unspoken group rules?
PHYS.ORG How you dress, talk, eat and even what you allow yourself to feel - these often unspoken rules of a group are social norms,... 5 days
Scientists find 7.2-million-year-old pre-human remains in the Balkans
PHYS.ORG The common lineage of great apes and humans split several hundred thousand earlier than hitherto assumed, according to an international research team headed by Professor Madelaine Böhme from the Senckenberg Centre for... 5 days
European fossils may belong to earliest known hominid
SCIENCE-NEWS With new analyses of Graecopithecus fossils from Greece and Bulgaria, researchers argue for possible hominid origins in Europe, not Africa. 5 days
Conservation and nameless earthworms: Assessors in the dark?
PHYS.ORG Species that live exclusively in a single region are at a particular risk of extinction. However, for them to be protected, thorough assessments of the environmental impacts need to be performed. 5 days
Whales, dolphins, and seals all follow the same evolutionary patterns
PHYS.ORG From the poles to the equator, marine mammals such as seals, dolphins, and whales, play an important role in global ecosystems as apex predators, ecosystem engineers, and even... 5 days
Dinosaur embryo returned to China, but many fossils fall victim to illegal trade and poor protection
PHYS.ORG China's record of life's past history on Earth is second to none. 5 days
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