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Elephants pay close attention to their elders, especially when they hear the sound of an approaching predator.
Biologists from the UCLA Division of Life Sciences have reported the first quantitative evidence for an evolutionary link between habitat and body size in turtles and tortoises.
Plants are attacked by a multitude of insects and mammals.
The Royal Society said on Wednesday that a group of British children between the ages 8 and 10 published their school project in the scientific journal Biology Letters.
Nearly 80 percent of Britons say cancer is the disease most in need of a vaccine, while close to half believe that life exists beyond Earth.
LONDON, November 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Are we alone in the universe? Can we save the lives of millions with new vaccines? How can we manage the increasing demands on our planet's resources? These questions and many of the other most challenging issues for the world today will be answered by the scientific advances described in the Royal Society's new report, Science sees further, launched today (30th November 2010) to celebrate its founding 350 years ago. Outgoing President of the...
Current methods being used to combat global warming simply aren't working, according to a series of papers published by the UK-based scientific academy The Royal Society.
The UK's national academy of science, the Royal Society, has released a new guide covering the science of climate change--a guide that, according to the organization's website, was written "to summarize the evidence and to clarify the levels of confidence associated with the current scientific understanding of climate change."
Using digital evolution techniques that give scientists the ability to watch evolution in action, Michigan State University researchers have shed new light on what it is that makes species altruistic.
A controversial new study, commissioned by the Royal Society of the United Kingdom, will analyze how population growth will impact sustainable development and the economy, according to a statement release by the organization on Monday.
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- In medicine, cauterization.