Researchers from the University of Oxford have warned that the disappearance of large animals like elephants could lead to loss of essential nutrients from the soil.
While modern proteins boast a wide range of structural diversity, the nature of how this came to be has long remained a mystery for scientists. In a new study published in the journal Structure, however, researchers explain how they were able to resurrect 4 billion-year-old Precambrian proteins in the laboratory and, in doing so, gain a first-ever look into protein evolution through an X-ray analysis of their crystal structures.
Dogs yawn when they see their owners yawning, a new study found.
Lake Tahoe has become clearer for the second consecutive year, according to a new report. Researchers warn that the clarity is due to less precipitation in the area and that climate change could lead to an even drier Lake Tahoe.
For long, elephants were believed to have a good memory, but new research has shown that dolphins are better than elephants at remembering their companions.
Marine animals are shifting to the poles to cope with climate change, according to a new study.
A group of baboons in a zoo in Netherlands surprised the zookeepers earlier this week by giving up usual activities and sitting huddled in a corner.
Modern society's "Adam" and "Eve" may have existed more closely in time than previously thought, a pair of new studies suggest.
A team of researchers from McMaster University found evidence of social learning in maggots, a discovery they say could parlay into a better understanding of social learning in humans.
The corpse flower at UC Santa Barbara, Chanel, has bloomed and is spreading a stench throughout the campus, the university said.
After Russian scientists announced the unearthing of an adult female mammoth preserved so well that her muscle tissue still clung to her carcass, talk of cloning her was quick to follow. However, while he doubts that the massive and ancient creature could ever be cloned the same way his team went about cloning the famous sheep Dolly, Ian Wilmut, an emeritus professor at the University of Edinburgh, argues that other possibilities may remain.
A new study conducted by researchers in India has found that spiders have unique personalities.
Male guppies use claws to hook the females so that they don't escape during mating, a new study shows.
Rise in temperatures has led to a jellyfish boom along the British coastline, a new study has found. Researchers are advising people not to touch these fish as they carry a powerful sting.