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'Rainbow' dinosaur had iridescent feathers like a hummingbird
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists discovered a dinosaur fossil with feathers so well-preserved that they were able to see the feathers' microscopic color-bearing structures. By comparing the shapes of those feather structures with the structures in... 11 minutes
Skeleton teeth and historical photography are retelling the story of the plague
PHYS.ORG New portraits of the evolution of some of history's deadliest pandemics have been created through analysis of thousands of skeletons and new collections of... 3 hours
Metrohm USA welcomes employees to new headquarters in Florida
NEWS MEDICAL Today, Metrohm USA welcomes its Tampa employees to their new North American headquarters in Riverview, Florida. Since breaking ground in February 2017, the 90,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility has evolved... 8 hours
Math can predict how cancer cells evolve
PHYS.ORG Applied mathematics can be a powerful tool in helping predict the genesis and evolution of different types of cancers, a study from the University of Waterloo has found. 9 hours
Lifelike robots made in Hong Kong meant to win over humans
PHYS.ORG David Hanson envisions a future in which AI-powered robots evolve to become "super-intelligent genius machines" that might help solve some of mankind's most challenging problems. 9 hours
Applied math can help predict genesis and evolution of different cancers
NEWS MEDICAL Applied mathematics can be a powerful tool in helping predict the genesis and evolution of different types of cancers, a study from the University of Waterloo... 9 hours
Scientists home in on a potential Anthropocene 'Golden Spike'
SCIENCE DAILY A new study suggests that key geological markers align towards a start for the Anthropocene somewhere between 1952 to 1955, based on signals from nuclear testing and fossil fuel burning. 17 hours
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ASTRO WATCH During the formation and evolution of the Solar System, significant numbers of cometary and asteroidal bodies were ejected into interstellar space. It is reasonable... 20 hours
From greenhouse gases to plastics: New catalyst for recycling carbon dioxide discovered
PHYS.ORG Imagine if we could take CO2, that most notorious of greenhouse gases, and convert it into something useful. Something like plastic, for example. The... 22 hours
Tiny dinosaur may have dazzled mates with rainbow ruff and a bony crest
PHYS.ORG Ancient dinosaurs were adorned in some amazing ways, from the horns of the triceratops to the plates and spikes of the stegosaurus.... 22 hours
Little 'Rainbow' Dinosaur Discovered by Farmer in China
LIVE SCIENCE This is the oldest iridescent dinosaur on record. 24 hours
Photos: This Dinosaur's Feathers Shimmered with Iridescence
LIVE SCIENCE During the Jurassic period, about 161 million years ago, a duck-size dinosaur dazzled its fellow paleo-beasts with its rainbow-colored, iridescent feathers. 24 hours
Progressive eugenics is hardly history – the science and politics have just evolved
PHYS.ORG Eugenics has been science's toxic brand since the end of World War II. The point was driven home yet again recently when Toby Young,... 1 day
When a country's towns and villages face extinction
PHYS.ORG It is predicted that 896 towns and villages across Japan will no longer be viable by 2040 (see map below or an interactive Japanese version here). A former minister for internal affairs,... 1 day
Scientists have accidentally found the oldest ever butterfly or moth fossils
PHYS.ORG Butterflies and moths, the Lepidoptera, are among the most beautiful of insects, familiar to almost everyone through thousands of different species from all around the world.... 1 day
Tiny scales in ancient lagoon may be the first fossil evidence of the moth-butterfly line
SCIENCE-NEWS Fancy liquid-sipper mouthparts might have evolved before the great burst of flower evolution 1 day
Biochemists show how evolution combines a nutrient sensor from existing elements
PHYS.ORG A team led by the Freiburg biochemist Prof. Dr. Susana Andrade has characterized a protein that enables certain microorganisms to recognize and absorb ammonium in their... 1 day
Chinese 'rainbow dinosaur' had iridescent feathers like hummingbirds
REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) - There's not a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. There's an iridescent dinosaur. 1 day
Print a 200-million-year-old dinosaur 'fossil' in your own home
SCIENCE DAILY The digital reconstruction of the skull of a 200-million-year-old South African dinosaur, Massospondylus, has made it possible for researchers to make 3-D prints and in this way facilitate research on... 4 days
Earliest Fossil Evidence of Butterflies and Moths, Dating Back 200 Million Years, Found in Germany
SCI-NEWS.COM An international group of paleontologists has... 4 days
Surprise: A virus-like protein is important for cognition and memory
SCIENCE DAILY A protein pivotal to how the brain acquires knowledge originated from a chance evolutionary event that occurred hundreds of millions of years ago. The protein, called Arc, is... 4 days
CT-scan study makes it possible to 3-D print the skull of the dinosaur species massospondylus
PHYS.ORG The digital reconstruction of the skull of a 200-million-year-old South African dinosaur, Massospondylus, has made it possible for... 4 days
Nature article turns theory of stellar evolution upside-down
PHYS.ORG This week, Nature published an article that could challenge the theory of stellar evolution. 4 days
Protecting corridors is critical to preserving genetic diversity in tigers, and mizimising extinction, study finds
SCIENCE DAILY Tigers have lost 95% of their historical range, and what remains is highly fragmented. According to a new... 4 days
Spider eat spider: Scientists discover 18 new spider-hunting pelican spiders in Madagascar
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists examined and analyzed hundreds of pelican spiders both in the field in Madagascar and through study of pelican spiders preserved in museum collections.... 4 days
Fossil of dinosaur swept away in ancient Australian river found
REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In sandstone next to the high tide mark at the edge of Bass... 5 days
Biologists look to the past for early genetic development of tiny spider and insect eyes
PHYS.ORG VIDEO With the increasing advantages of DNA sequencing, University of Cincinnati biologists are unraveling many evolutionary mysteries behind the... 5 days
Solving Darwin's 'abominable mystery': How flowering plants conquered the world
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have found that flowering plants have small cells relative to other major plant groups, made possible by a greatly reduced genome size, and this may explain how... 5 days
Salad-eating sharks, and what happens after quantum computing achieves quantum supremacy
Science Magazine David Grimm—online news editor for Science—talks with Sarah Crespi about two underwater finds: the first sharks shown to survive off of seagrass and what fossilized barnacles... 5 days
Could science destroy the world? These scholars want to save us from a modern-day Frankenstein
Science Magazine VIDEO A small cadre of scientists worries that lab-made viruses, AI, or nanobots could drive humans to extinction 5 days
Mapping the malaria parasite druggable genome by using in vitro evolution and chemogenomics
Science Magazine Chemogenetic characterization through in vitro evolution combined with whole-genome analysis can identify antimalarial drug targets and drug-resistance genes. We performed a genome... 5 days
Solving Darwin's 'abominable mystery': How flowering plants conquered the world
PHYS.ORG Scientists have found an explanation for how flowering plants became dominant so rapidly in ecosystems across the world—a problem that Charles Darwin called an 'abominable mystery'. In a... 5 days
This Bird 'Eyeball' Survived 120 Million Years
LIVE SCIENCE Scientists have discovered a surprisingly "visionary" detail about a dinosaur-age bird that had a tooth-filled beak: It could likely see in color. 5 days
In 'pond scum,' scientists find answers to one of evolution's which-came-first cases
SCIENCE DAILY A team of scientists report on new evidence that primitive moths and butterflies existed during the Jurassic period, approximately 50 million years earlier than... 5 days
Fossils Reveal Giant New Species of Burrowing Bat: Vulcanops jennyworthyae
SCI-NEWS.COM Paleontologists say they’ve found the fossilized remains of a new genus and species of bat that... 5 days
Genetic 'switches' behind human brain evolution
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have developed the first map of gene regulation in human neurogenesis, the process by which neural stem cells turn into brain cells and the cerebral cortex expands in size. The scientists identified factors that govern... 5 days
Evolution acceptance in children linked to aptitude, not belief
SCIENCE DAILY In contrast to adults, acceptance of evolution in schoolchildren in the UK is linked to their scientific aptitude rather than conflicts with belief systems, say scientists. 5 days
Maintaining tiger connectivity and minimising extinction into the next century
PHYS.ORG Tigers have lost 95% of their historical range, and what remains is highly fragmented. According to this study, high traffic roads and densely populated urban areas are a... 5 days
Turkey-sized dinosaur from Australia preserved in an ancient log-jam
SCIENCE DAILY The partial skeleton of a new species of turkey-sized herbivorous dinosaur has been discovered in 113-million-year-old rocks in southeastern Australia. The fossilized tail and foot bones give new insight into... 5 days
How tidal energy could help Japan with its nuclear power problem
PHYS.ORG Japan was the third-largest producer of nuclear power in the world in 2011. Then, on March 11 of that year, an earthquake of magnitude 9 was... 5 days
Why Are Women Really Accused of Witchcraft?
LIVE SCIENCE Most anthropologists believe that witch labeling has evolved to get people to conform. But new research suggests an alternative explanation. 5 days
Artificial intelligence can ‘evolve’ to solve problems
Science Magazine VIDEO Neural networks are using one more trick from nature 5 days
New turkey-sized dinosaur from Australia preserved in an ancient log-jam
PHYS.ORG The partial skeleton of a new species of turkey-sized herbivorous dinosaur has been discovered in 113 million year old rocks in southeastern Australia. As reported in open access... 5 days
Study uncovers distinctions in major crop genome evolutions
PHYS.ORG Sometime between 5 million and 13 million years ago, both maize and soybeans underwent genome duplications, but Purdue University scientists believe they happened in very different manners. 5 days
Why did the passenger pigeon die out?
PHYS.ORG Why do species die out? This is the overarching question being asked by many leading researchers. Knowing more about what leads to a species becoming extinct could enable researchers to do something about it.... 5 days
The origin of flower-making genes
PHYS.ORG Flowering plants have evolved from plants without flowers. It is known that the function of several genes, called MADS-box genes, creates shapes peculiar to flowers such as stamens, pistils and petals. Plants that do not produce flowers, such... 5 days
In 'pond scum,' scientists find answers to one evolution's which-came-first cases
SCIENCE DAILY A team of scientists report on new evidence that primitive moths and butterflies existed during the Jurassic period, approximately 50 million years earlier than the first... 5 days
The key to a successful pregnancy: a tamed immune reaction
Science Magazine Evolutionary studies show how dialing back inflammation allows an embryo to implant 6 days
'Butterfly Tongues' Are More Ancient Than Flowers, Fossil Study Finds
NPR Scientists have discovered the proboscis butterflies use to suck nectar from flowers existed before flowers did. So: What were ancient butterflies using their long, tongue-like suckers for? 6 days
A Triassic-Jurassic window into the evolution of Lepidoptera
Science Magazine On the basis of an assemblage of fossilized wing scales recovered from latest Triassic and earliest Jurassic sediments from northern Germany, we provide the earliest evidence for Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies). The... 6 days
Monitoring reservoir response to earthquakes and fluid extraction, Salton Sea geothermal field, California
Science Magazine Continuous monitoring of in situ reservoir responses to stress transients provides insights into the evolution of geothermal reservoirs. By exploiting the stress... 6 days
Earliest evidence of butterflies poses an intriguing mystery
Science Magazine Insects had evolved a way to eat food that wasn’t available yet 6 days
In 'pond scum,' scientists find answers to one evolution's which-came-first cases
PHYS.ORG Visiting a colleague in Germany in 2012, Boston College Research Professor Paul K. Strother was examining soil samples for pollen, spores, pieces of plants and insect... 6 days
Giant extinct burrowing bat discovered in New Zealand
SCIENCE DAILY The fossilized remains of a giant burrowing bat that lived in New Zealand millions of years ago have been found by a UNSW Sydney-led international team of scientists. Teeth and bones of... 6 days
The ecological costs of war: Conflict a consistent killer of African megafauna
PHYS.ORG When Joshua Daskin traveled to Mozambique's Gorongosa National Park in 2012, the park and the iconic large animals that roamed it were returning from... 6 days
Life on land and tropical overheating 250 million years ago
SCIENCE DAILY One of the key effects of the end-Permian mass extinction, 252 million years ago, was rapid heating of tropical waters and atmospheres. How this affected life on land... 6 days
New depth limit for deep-sea marine burrows
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have found fossil evidence of deep-sea marine life burrowing up to eight meters below the seabed -- four times the previously observed depth for modern deep-sea life. 6 days
Giant extinct burrowing bat discovered in New Zealand
PHYS.ORG The fossilized remains of a giant burrowing bat that lived in New Zealand millions of years ago have been found by a UNSW Sydney-led international team of scientists. 6 days
Common Treeshrew is Evolutionary Rule-Breaker, Researchers Say
SCI-NEWS.COM The common treeshrew (Tupaia glis) — a small mammal native to Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia — defies two widely tested rules that... 6 days
Iron-rich stars host shorter-period planets
PHYS.ORG Astronomers with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) have learned that the chemical composition of a star can exert unexpected influence on its planetary system—a discovery made possible by an ongoing SDSS survey of stars seen by NASA's... 6 days
Evolved illusion—blackest black gives bird of paradise an edge
PHYS.ORG The mating display of the male bird of paradise owes its optical extravagance to a background so black it is the envy of telescope and solar panel engineers, according to... 6 days
New depth limit for deep-sea marine burrows
PHYS.ORG Scientists have found fossil evidence of deep-sea marine life burrowing up to eight metres below the seabed—four times the previously observed depth for modern deep-sea life. 6 days
NYC taking steps to divest pension funds of fossil fuels
PHYS.ORG New York City officials are citing climate change as their motivation to join a growing number of investors ridding themselves of financial interest in fossil fuels. 6 days
Life on land and tropical overheating 250 million years ago
PHYS.ORG One of the key effects of the end-Permian mass extinction, 252 million years ago, was rapid heating of tropical waters and atmospheres. 7 days
Black hole research could aid understanding of how small galaxies evolve
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have solved a cosmic mystery by finding evidence that supermassive black holes prevent stars forming in some smaller galaxies. 7 days
Evolution of Alpine landscape recorded by sedimentary rocks
SCIENCE DAILY Rock avalanches and torrents started to form V-shaped valleys in the Swiss Alps approximately 25 million years ago. This landscape contrasts to the flat and hilly scenery, which characterized the Alps a... 7 days
Black hole research could aid understanding of how small galaxies evolve
PHYS.ORG Scientists have solved a cosmic mystery by finding evidence that supermassive black holes prevent stars forming in some smaller galaxies. 7 days
NREL launches electrification futures study series
PHYS.ORG The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is spearheading the Electrification Futures Study, a research collaboration to explore the impacts of widespread electrification in all U.S. economic sectors—commercial and residential buildings, transportation, and... 7 days
Mass extinctions remove species but not ecological variety
SCIENCE DAILY Though mass extinctions wiped out staggeringly high numbers of species, they barely touched the overall 'functional' diversity -- how each species makes a living, be it filtering phytoplankton or eating small crustaceans,... 7 days
Hitchhiking barnacles could reveal migration routes of ancient whales
Science Magazine Chemical signatures in fossils show early whales were world travelers 7 days
Biologists Trace Evolution of Bacterial Flagellar Motors
SCI-NEWS.COM Using 3D images, biologists at Imperial College London, UK, have shown how bacteria have evolved their ‘flagellar’ motors of different powers to... 7 days
Evolution of Alpine landscape recorded by sedimentary rocks
PHYS.ORG Rock avalanches and torrents started to form V-shaped valleys in the Swiss Alps approximately 25 million years ago. This landscape contrasts to the flat and hilly scenery, which characterized the Alps a... 1 week
High-resolution X-ray gratings enable state-of-the-art spectrometer
PHYS.ORG X-ray-optics technology has progressed such that future astrophysics X-ray observatories will have orders-of magnitude better performance than existing observatories such as NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. High-resolution soft X-ray spectroscopy offers particularly useful observations that can provide... 1 week
Evolution acceptance in children linked to aptitude, not belief
PHYS.ORG In contrast to adults, acceptance of evolution in schoolchildren in the UK is linked to their scientific aptitude rather than conflicts with belief systems, say scientists at our Milner Centre... 1 week
Mass extinctions remove species but not ecological variety
PHYS.ORG Sixty-five million years ago, clouds of ash choked the skies over Earth. Dinosaurs, along with about half of all the species on Earth, staggered and died. 1 week
A botanical mystery solved by phylogenetic testing
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers used DNA testing to rediscover Dracaena umbraculifera, which was thought to be extinct. 1 week
DNA evidence used to protect the rhinoceros from extinction
SCIENCE DAILY A new study shows that genetic database now being used in the fight against poaching the rhinoceros. 1 week
Megalodon Ancestor: Fossil Teeth Link Beast to Earth’s Largest Shark
LIVE SCIENCE The newly identified mega-toothed shark lived about 83 million years ago, during the dinosaur age. 1 week
How bacteria turbocharged their motors
SCIENCE DAILY Using detailed 3-D images, researchers have shown how bacteria have evolved molecular motors of different powers to optimize their swimming. 1 week
White dwarf’s inner makeup is mapped for the first time
SCIENCE-NEWS The first map of the internal composition of a white dwarf star shows these stellar corpses contain more oxygen than expected, challenging stellar evolution theories. 1 week
A botanical mystery solved by phylogenetic testing
PHYS.ORG Missouri Botanical Garden researchers used DNA testing to rediscover Dracaena umbraculifera, which was thought to be extinct. The methods and results were published in Oryx. The authors include Garden researchers in both St. Louis... 1 week
How bacteria turbocharged their motors
PHYS.ORG Using detailed 3-D images, researchers have shown how bacteria have evolved molecular motors of different powers to optimize their swimming. 1 week
Two of the world's tea species extinct in the wild according to new report
PHYS.ORG The Red List of Theaceae, the tea family, published by the Global Trees Campaign (a joint initiative between Fauna &... 1 week
Why I jumped at the chance to bring the real T. rex to life for TV
PHYS.ORG VIDEO The chance to work on a major documentary is always a testing experience for a researcher.... 1 week
Pond scum explains evolution of first animals
PHYS.ORG Microbial mats that existed on sea floors prior to the Cambrian explosion provided the foundation for early animal life to arise, new research looking at trace fossils of that early life has found. 1 week
Megalodon Ancestor: Newfound Fossil Beast Related to Earth's Largest Shark
LIVE SCIENCE The newly identified mega-toothed shark lived about 83 million years ago, during the dinosaur age. 1 week
The Evolution of NASA's Mars Rover Tires in Pictures
SPACE.COM Designing wheels for off-Earth vehicles and robotic rovers has always been a challenge. Now, NASA engineers are working on new wheel designs with an innovative material. 1 week
Less chewing the cud, more greening the fuel
PHYS.ORG Plant biomass contains considerable calorific value but most of it makes up robust cell walls, an unappetising evolutionary advantage that helped grasses to survive foragers and prosper for more than 60 million... 1 week
Treeshrews break evolutionary 'rules'
SCIENCE DAILY Tupaia glis, the common treeshrew, defies two widely tested rules that describe patterns of geographical variation within species: the island rule and Bergmann's rule. 1 week
Unusual gene evolution in bacteria
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have made another discovery at the cellular level to help understand the basic processes of all life on our planet -- this time within the unusual bacteria that has lived inside cicada insects since dinosaurs roamed Earth. 1 week
Curiosity Rover Spots Weird Tube-Like Structures on Mars
LIVE SCIENCE NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has found intriguing structures on Mars that look like tiny, fossilized worm burrows — but mission team members aren't claiming that the finds are evidence of life. 1 week
Curiosity Rover Spots Weird Tube-Like Structures on Mars
SPACE.COM NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has found intriguing structures on Mars that look like tiny, fossilized worm burrows — but mission team members aren't claiming that the finds are evidence of life. 2 weeks
Team publishes research on unusual gene evolution in bacteria
PHYS.ORG University of Montana researchers have made another discovery at the cellular level to help understand the basic processes of all life on our planet - this time within the unusual... 2 weeks
Study shows treeshrews break evolutionary 'rules'
PHYS.ORG A new study has exposed the common treeshrew, a small and skittish mammal that inhabits the tropical forests of Southeast Asia, as an ecogeographical rule breaker. 2 weeks
Swift parrots bred on predator-free islands at risk of extinction
PHYS.ORG VIDEO New research from The Australian National University (ANU) has found genetic evidence that critically endangered swift parrots, which breed all over Tasmania and on predator-free islands, form a... 2 weeks
How bird genetics adapt to climate change
PHYS.ORG As Earth's climate changes, species must adapt, shift their geographical ranges or face decline and, in some cases, extinction. Using genetics, UCLA biologists involved in the Bird Genoscape Project are racing against time to... 2 weeks
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SPACE NEWS An internal research and development program using widely available telescopes has evolved into a space situational awareness business... 2 weeks
Worm species lost 7,000 genes after evolving to fertilize itself
SCIENCE DAILY Reproduction in most animal species requires breeding between two individuals. But some worms have evolved the ability to go it alone. In these species, a single individual can... 2 weeks
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Artificial intelligence can ‘evolve’ to solve problems
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Could science destroy the world? These scholars want to save us from a modern-day Frankenstein
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Biologists look to the past for early genetic development of tiny spider and insect eyes
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Why I jumped at the chance to bring the real T. rex to life for TV
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Swift parrots bred on predator-free islands at risk of extinction
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Library of galaxy histories reconstructed from motions of stars
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