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Reckoning with an animal that sees us as prey—living and working...

Michael Bradley writes about his firsthand experience in working with animals that consider humans as prey. The wet season...

Biologists construct a ‘periodic table’ for cell nuclei

A new classification system for cell nuclei has been unveiled classified by how chromosomes fold up to fit inside the nuclei of...

Resetting the biological clock by flipping a switch

Researchers develop a light-controlled on/off change to a kinase inhibitor, which influences the biological clock of organisms. This development is out of...

Optimized multi-scale structure and chemical gradients in exoskeletons of mantis shrimp,...

The biological makeup of hermit crabs and mantis shrimps provide natural defenses against attacks and hazards. Researchers discover that these biomechanical structures...

Mammals can breathe through anus in emergencies

Some mammals have the ability to use intestines to breathe in times of respiratory failure. This presents a possibility for clinical management...

Chimpanzee ‘super strength’ and what it might mean in human muscle...

Chimpanzee muscle makes those creatures super strength. But what it might mean to the evolution of the human's muscle? Is there any visible bond...

Like humans, lowly cockroach uses a GPS to get around, scientists...

By recording activity in the brain of a restrained cockroach, researchers found the insects use sight and a vestibular-like system to track direction and...

‘Amazing protein diversity’ is discovered in the maize plant

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory researchers found 'amazing diverity' in the maize plant by extensively sampling messages copied from activated genes in these six portions,...

Scientists discover oldest plant root stem cells

The discovery of the 1.5 mm tip of a root was discovered in the fossil soil. The tip was recognisable as root by the...

How did birds get their wings? Bacteria may provide a clue,...

How did birds get their wings? Bacteria may provide a clue, say scientists. The evolution of major novel traits -- characteristics such as wings, flowers,...