Earliest evidence of reproduction in living organisms discovered

Rangeomorphs are a strange taxon of plant-like aquatic organisms that lived more than 560...

American hunters under fire again after Cecil’s killing

When we reported the death of Cecil, Africa’s celebrity lion, there were fears for...

Drinking coffee helps keep seniors’ brains healthy

Research has already found that coffee could have health benefits such as reducing a...

Hitchhiking robot journey ends following vandalism in Philly

This is why we can’t have nice things: A child-sized hitchhiking robot that was...

X-rays reveal new component of human hair

Using x-ray technology, researchers have discovered a never-before-seen component of human hair-- an intermediate zone located between the cortex and cuticle. The findings were...

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How do we acquire tastes?

The saying goes that you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take--but if it’s your first shot of...

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One-third of Milky Way stars wander through the galaxy

Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) scientists who created a new map of the Milky Way found that nearly one-third...

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Can economics help explain microbial life?

Adam Smith was a famous 18th century economist, not a biologist, but could his economic theories help solve longstanding...