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Without this forgotten scientist, we wouldn't have the Jurassic Park movies. Where would humanity be?
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Scientists using a pioneering bio-imaging system to record simultaneously the development of hundreds of aquatic embryos have discovered significant parent-offspring similarities in the timing and sequence of that development.
It is rare that an unpublished piece of research or theory remains significant after half a century.
By studying tiny flies, biologist Jeffrey Joy was able to gain insight into a symbiotic relationship the flies have with a fungus.
Being the top dog — or, in this case, the top gelada monkey — is even better if the alpha male is willing to concede at times to subordinates, according to a study by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Michigan and Duke University.
New insights into what goes on when the lights go off
The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society is a scientific journal published by the Royal Society of London. Established in 1665, it is the first journal in the world exclusively devoted to science. It has remained in continuous publication since its inception, making it the world’s longest-running scientific journal. The use of the word “philosophical” in the title derives from the phrase “natural philosophy,” which was the equivalent of what is now generically called...
- In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.