Latest Organism Stories
These days, phylogeneticists – experts who painstakingly map the complex branches of the tree of life – suffer from an embarrassment of riches. The genomics revolution has given them mountains of DNA data that they can sift through to reconstruct the evolutionary history that connects all living beings.
Tiny 1,900 million-year-old fossils from rocks around Lake Superior, Canada, give the first ever snapshot of organisms eating each other and suggest what the ancient Earth would have smelled like.
A structural biologist at the Florida State University College of Medicine has made discoveries that could lead scientists a step closer to understanding how life first emerged on Earth billions of years ago.
Predictability is often used synonymously with “boring,” as in that story or that outcome was so predictable.
University of Montreal researchers found that changes in gravity affect the reproductive process in plants.
Important genetic clues about the history of a group of ancient microorganisms called archaea and the origins of life itself have been discovered by a team of researchers.
Where did we come from? It is the question that has faced scientists, theologians and philosophers for millennia. And even in this age of technology, we have yet to stumble across the answer.
Among eukaryotes with modified nuclear genetic codes, viruses are unknown.
The circadian clocks that control and influence dozens of basic biological processes have an unexpected "snooze button" that helps cells adapt to changes in their environment.
A new study led by Oregon State University reveals that the greatest battle in Earth's history has been going on for hundreds of millions of years. And the battle, which no one knew existed until now, is far from over.
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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