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Humans Likely Not The Reason That Chimps Attack And Kill

Humans Likely Not The Reason That Chimps Attack And Kill Each Other

Chimpanzee-on-chimpanzee violence is not the result of increased aggression resulting from exposure to human activities, researchers from the University of Minnesota and an international team of...

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King Richard IIIs Cause Of Death Identified By Scientists

King Richard III of England died after suffering multiple blows from weapons, UK researchers have found. Modern forensic analysis of the king’s 500 year old remains has identified where the fatal blows probably landed, and what kinds of weapons were likely to have delivered them.

For Female Bluefin Killifish Love Is A Yellow Mate

There's an old adage that warns against passing judgment based on appearance, but female bluefin killifish, like many animal species, apparently don't share such human wisdom when choosing a mate.

Being Social Learning From The Behavior Of Birds

Science has learned a great deal about complex social behavior by studying nonhuman mammals and primates, but parrots might have something to teach too.

UCI Team Is The First To Capture Motion Of A Single Molecule

UC Irvine chemists have scored a scientific first: capturing moving images of a single molecule as it vibrates, or “breathes,” and shifts from one quantum state to another.

New Study On Global Carbon Cycle May Require Reappraisal Of

Scientists analyze marine sediment core to understand trends in carbon isotopes over time.

Using Bacterial Biofilms For Production Of New Self-Healing

Harvard team lays the foundation for using bacterial biofilms for production of new self-healing materials and bioprocessing technologies.

Human Face Are So Variable Because We Evolved To Look Unique

The amazing variety of human faces – far greater than that of most other animals – is the result of evolutionary pressure to make each of us unique and easily recognizable, according to a new study by University of California, Berkeley, scientists.

Leonardo DiCaprio Named UN Messenger Of Peace On Climate

Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio has been named as a United Nations Messenger of Peace and will focus on climate change issues, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has announced.

Tornadoes Are Occurring Earlier In Tornado Alley

A new study, led by Montana State University (MSU), reveals that the peak tornado season is starting earlier every year: up to two weeks earlier than it did just 100 years ago. The findings, published in Geophysical Research Letters, could help the Tornado Alley states better prepare for these violent storms.

Meteorite That Doomed The Dinosaurs Also Remade Earths

Approximately 66 million years ago, a relatively small chunk of rock changed the entire face of the planet and wiping out the dinosaurs. But the question that hasn't been answered until now is what happened to the plants.

New Research Investigates Genetic Factors Responsible For

Two separate, recently published studies are shedding new light on how humans developed the ability to produce and understand speech, and what factors contribute to the development of language during infancy.

Some Faster Lizards Can Survive Climate Change Study

Some tropical reptiles may be able to adapt quickly to climate change rather than go extinct as widely expected, a Dartmouth-led study finds.

Discovery Of The Most Famous Wheat Gene Clears Way To Breed

Washington State University researchers have found “the most famous wheat gene,” a reproductive traffic cop of sorts that can be used to transfer valuable genes from other plants to wheat.

Each Tree Species Has A Unique Bacterial Identity Research

Gene sequencing of samples from 57 Panamanian tree species gives scientists a look at host diversity in the plant microbiome

Study Offers New Way To Predict Hurricane Strength And

A new study by Florida State University researchers demonstrates a different way of projecting a hurricane's strength and intensity that could give the public a better idea of a storm's potential for destruction.

Studying Virus-Host Interactions In The Oxygen-Starved Ocean

For multicellular life—plants and animals—to thrive in the oceans, there must be enough dissolved oxygen in the water.

Specialized Species Critical For Reef Conservation

One of Australia’s leading coral reef ecologists fears that reef biodiversity may not provide the level of insurance for ecosystem survival that we once thought.

NASA HS3 Instrument Views 2 Dimensions Of Clouds

NASA’s Cloud Physics Lidar (CPL) instrument, flying aboard an unmanned Global Hawk aircraft in this summer’s Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel, or HS3, mission, is studying the changing profile of the atmosphere in detail to learn more about how hurricanes form and strengthen.

Whats For Dinner Rapidly Identifying Undescribed Species In

For lovers of wild foods, autumn harks a season of bounty. Fungi of dizzying variety erupt from wood and soil, luring intrepid collectors to woodlands in search of elusive but delectable wild mushrooms.

World Ozone Day 2014 Progress But The Mission Has Not Yet

The layer of gas that protects us and all life on Earth from the Sun’s harmful ultraviolet radiation may be on the road to recovery, but as the world commemorates World Ozone Day on Tuesday, officials emphasize there is still much work to be done.


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