Researchers investigated the deaths of perinatal dolphins, like this one, found in regions affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Credit: Photo courtesy Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Scientists have finalized a four-year study of newborn and fetal dolphins...
This is a new and expanded view of the tree of life, with clusters of bacteria (left), uncultivable bacteria called 'candidate phyla radiation' (center, purple) and, at lower right, the Archaea and eukaryotes (green), including humans.Credit: Graphic by Zosia...
Shark fins are tempting targets for fishermen.Credit: Photo courtesy of Vanessa Jaiteh The world's largest shark fin industry lies in the heart of the Coral Triangle, a region of the Indian and Pacific Oceans home to the world's most diverse...
New research from the John Innes Centre reveals how a plant used in traditional Chinese medicine produces compounds that may help to treat cancer and liver diseases.Credit: Qing Zhao, Chinese Academy of Sciences New research led by Professor Cathie Martin...
The results provide evidence that Mediterranean countries also have an important role to play in helping to save the European eel. Credit: Kim Aarestrup, DTU Aqua For the first time, it has been shown that eels from the Mediterranean Sea are...
Ultraviolet processing of pre-cometary ices (left) reproduces the natural evolution of interstellar ices observed in molecular clouds (right, the 'Pillars of Creation'), leading to the formation of sugar molecules.Credit: Image at left © L. Le Sergeant d’Hendecourt (CNRS) Image...
Female and male Bawean warty pig -- image from camera trap.Credit:Bawean Endemics Conservation Initiative, BEKI The rare Bawean warty pig mostly forages at night in community-owned forests on Bawean island, and is endangered, according to a study published April 6,...
In this artist's rendering of the Asilisaurus kongwe, the animal is shown as it would walk and move about. The stripes are artistic license, although the animal's 'proto-feathers' are likely. 'We have good reason to think they probably had...
Aquilonifer spinosus, the Kite Runner, was an arthropod that lived about 430 million years ago. It carried its young in capsules or pouches tethered to its body. Credit: D. Briggs, D. Siveter, D. Siveter, M. Sutton, D. Legg Scientists have discovered...
Marine organisms living in acidified waters exhibit a tendency to nurture their offspring to a greater extent than those in more regular conditions. Researchers at Plymouth University have found that polychaete worms located around volcanic vents in the Mediterranean grow...
At the start of the simulation, a biped robot controlled by a computationally evolved brain stands upright on a 16 meter by 16 meter surface. The simulation proceeds until the robot falls or until 15 seconds have elapsed. Credit:...