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 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.
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.
Science has learned a great deal about complex social behavior by studying nonhuman mammals and primates, but parrots might have something to teach too.
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.
Scientists analyze marine sediment core to understand trends in carbon isotopes over time.
Harvard team lays the foundation for using bacterial biofilms for production of new self-healing materials and bioprocessing technologies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 tropical reptiles may be able to adapt quickly to climate change rather than go extinct as widely expected, a Dartmouth-led study finds.
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.
Gene sequencing of samples from 57 Panamanian tree species gives scientists a look at host diversity in the plant microbiome
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.
For multicellular life—plants and animals—to thrive in the oceans, there must be enough dissolved oxygen in the water.
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’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.
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.
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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