For the first time, underwater cameras have given us the opportunity to see what dolphins do on their own term.Credit: The University of Sydney A world-first study testing new underwater cameras on wild dolphins has given researchers the best view yet into their hidden marine world. A research team including experts from the University of

Seven new species discovered from the Western Ghats. A. Radcliffe’s Night Frog (Nyctibatrachus radcliffei), B. Athirappilly Night Frog (Nyctibatrachus athirappillyensis), C. Kadalar Night Frog (Nyctibatrachus webilla), D. Sabarimala Night Frog (Nyctibatrachus sabarimalai), E. Vijayan’s Night Frog (Nyctibatrachus pulivijayani), F. Manalar Night Frog (Nyctibatrachus manalari), G. Robin Moore’s Night Frog. [(D-G. Size of the miniature species

Tao’s group, modified just one of DNA’s iconic double helix chemical letters, abbreviated as A, C, T or G, with another chemical group, called anthraquinone (Aq). Anthraquinone is a three-ringed carbon structure that can be inserted in between DNA base pairs but contains what chemists call a redox group (short for reduction, or gaining electrons

This is an artist’s impression of what Dinocephalosaurus might have looked like.Credit: Drawn by Dinghua Yang A remarkable 250 million-year-old “terrible-headed lizard” fossil found in China shows an embryo inside the mother — clear evidence for live birth. Head of The University of Queensland’s School of Earth and Environmental Sciences and co-author Professor Jonathan Aitchison

A nematode (the oblong object on the left) activates the vascular stem cell pathway in the developing nematode feeding site (syncytium) on a plant root. Credit: Xiaoli Guo, Division of Plant Sciences and Bond Life Sciences Center, University of Missouri; College of Plant Science and Technology, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China Invisible to the naked

Researchers have identified a genetic signature found exclusively in the nerve cells that supply, or innervate, the muscles of an organism’s outermost extremities: the hands and feet. This signature, observed in both mice and chicks, involves the coordinated activity of multiple genes, and is fundamentally distinct from cells innervating nearby anatomical regions, such as more

Three species of Hipparion, that lived in the Iberian peninsula between 9 million years and 5 million years ago.Credit: MAURICIO ANTÓN Changing environments and ecosystems were driving the evolution of horses over the past 20 million years. This is the main conclusion of a new study published in Science by a team of palaeontologists from

The dark red illustration shows the human counterpart to the temperature receptor of the malaria mosquito which has now been studied. The mechanism of how the flow of positive ions through the channel is controlled by the temperature is unclear, but the study shows that most of the part inside the cell is unnecessary.Credit: Sabeen

During the ‘Great Oxidation Event’, oxygen concentrations in the atmosphere increased by as much as four orders of magnitude, near or above modern levels.Image Credit: Flickr/Chris Luczkow A researcher in the College of Arts and Sciences is providing fresh insights into the “Great Oxidation Event” (GOE), in which oxygen first appeared in the Earth’s atmosphere

Cephalotus follicularis, the Australian pitcher plant. Photographed here in its native range in Western Australia, this carnivorous plant evolved to digest insects through a strikingly similar evolutionary pathway as other plants that developed the same capability independently, a new study finds.Credit: Mitsuyasu Hasebe To the average plant-eating human, the thought of a plant turning the

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