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2014-04-01 15:11:54

Networked nerve cells are the control center of organisms.

Notion That Hox Genes Acquire New Roles Quickly, Without Compromising Old Ones
2014-03-19 21:55:48

It’s difficult to identify a single evolutionary novelty in the animal kingdom that has fascinated and intrigued mankind more than the lantern of the firefly.

unclassified Spingomonadaceae
2014-03-13 05:31:15

A collection of bacteria, viruses and other microbes will depart for the International Space Station (ISS) over the weekend as part of a research initiative known as Project MERCCURI, NASA officials announced Wednesday.

Taxonomy Boris Vinatzer
2014-02-24 04:45:12

A new naming system proposed by one Virginia Tech scientist proposes moving beyond the current biological naming system and supplementing it with a new classification method based on an organism’s genome sequence.

Evolution Remained Stuck In Slime For A Billion Years
2014-02-19 15:18:39

Tasmanian researchers have revealed ancient conditions that almost ended life on Earth, using a new technique they developed to hunt for mineral deposits.

Kleiber's Law Helps Explain The Shape Of Evolution
2014-02-18 06:34:32

During its lifetime, the heart of a mouse beats about the same number of times as an elephant. However, the mouse only lives about a year, while the elephant might live to the age of 70.

The Lifespan Of The Worm Predicted With Accuracy In New Study
2014-02-14 13:11:49

Researchers from China have found out a new accurate way to predict how long a particular worm will live. The study, published in the journal Nature, may have implications for one day better predicting how long humans might live.

Photosynthesis-Activating Protein Likely Predates Oxygen On Earth
2014-02-09 08:21:12

Thioredoxin, a protein essential to the process of photosynthesis in plants, likely developed on Earth long before oxygen ever became available.

Ice Worms Insights Into Surviving The Cold
2014-01-30 16:11:27

New research on glacier-dwelling ice worms provides insight into how organisms can cope with cold temperatures.

Ocean Acidification Long Term Research
2014-01-28 13:43:59

More long-term research is necessary for an accurate determination of how marine species will cope with increasing ocean acidification, according to new research.


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2014-01-12 00:00:00

Biology is the study of living organisms. Before the 19th century, biology was known as natural history (the study of all living things). Gottfried Reinhold Treviranus was the first person to coin the term biology. Biology comes from the Greek words bios (meaning "life") and logia (meaning "study of"). It is a common science that is a standard subject in schools and universities around the world. Over a million papers are published annually in biology and medicinal journals. Not just a...

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