Fire ants may finally have something besides their nasty bite to contribute to this world, according to researchers at Georgia Tech who believe their discoveries regarding the creature’s tunneling behaviors may one day be applied to tunneling robotics.
Turns out, that old "practice makes perfect" adage may be overblown.
A closer look at the internal structure and cell movement inside a living frog embryo yielded insights scientists believe could help in the fight against genetic diseases.
The origins of the ancient Minoans who inhabited the the island of Crete have long been shrouded in history with speculations varying anywhere from North Africa to the Balkans. However, through analyzing the mitochondrial DNA taken from skeletal materials from a cave dating between 4,400 and 3,700 years old, scientists discovered they were in fact most closely related to Neolithic and modern European populations as well as the modern inhabitants of the region where the remains were found.
Rivalry and aggression are common at sporting events, but a new study shows that the relationship between the players will determine the testosterone levels present in men. The team of anthropologists report that levels of male testosterone will increase when in competition against rivals but not when competing against friends.
Early hominins’ middle ear structure may have looked a lot like that found in humans today, according to a new study led by Binghamton University anthropologist Rolf Quam.
The tiniest bones in the human body – the bones of the middle ear – could provide huge clues about our evolution and the development of modern-day humans, according to a study by a team of researchers that include a Texas A&M University anthropologist.
Could cows be out of business?
Researchers have now sequenced the genome of the sacred lotus (Nelumbo nucifera).
Plants can communicate through an underground network of fungus to sound alarm of an attack from aphids, according to a new study.
A new study on bacteria formation reveals that surface bacteria communities called biofilms tend to organize themselves in a way similar to many modern human economies, in a rich-get-richer pattern. The find could help researchers better understand how to battle infections without the use of powerful drugs.
Great progress in solar energy technology over the years has made the process more efficient and affordable, but still only a fraction of the solar radiation on Earth is converted to useful energy. In an attempt to close the gap, University of Georgia scientists in search of a novel solution have turned to nature's most efficient consumer of solar energy: plants.
Researchers have now sequenced the entire genome of a Scarlet macaw, which will provide unique insight into the birds' evolution.
A genetic study of two types of frog tadpoles - a cannibalistic carnivore and a humble algae eater - may play a role in furthering our understanding of the evolution and development of digestive organs, according to researchers at North Carolina State University.