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.
Researchers claim people from all corners of the European continent share a common genetic footprint that dates back just a mere thousand years ago.
A new study has found that plants communicate through nanomechanical vibrations and help neighboring plants grow well even when other forms of communication between them such as contact, chemical and light-mediated signals. In this study, researchers found that chilli plants grow better when planted alongside basil plants.
According to a new study, climate change and not human activities led to the disappearence of a large animal in Australia called megafauna. Previously it was assumed that humans settling in the continent drove the animals to extinction.
Yes, you read it right. The skeleton of a stolen 70-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus bataar was returned Monday to its homeland in Mongolia.
A new study on a troop of zoo baboons has shown that even monkeys can understand numbers, and that this numerical ability is innate and not a learnt one. The study challenges the idea that only humans have a concept of mathematics.
Louisiana’s Senate Bill 26 was tabled on a 3-2 vote in the Senate Committee on Education on May 1, effectively killing the bill in committee, according to New Orleans' The Times-Picayune.
Honey bees, particularly the commercial ones, have a strange condition where some worker bees simply go away from the colony, never to return. The condition is called Colony Collapse Disorder, and now researchers have found that pests, pesticides and pathogens are associated with the condition.
A team of researchers has found evidence of cannibalism in the historic Jamestown. Researchers said that the colonists of the town ate a teenage girl during the winter of 1609–1610, often called as the "starving time". The conclusion comes after a detailed study of a new fossil recovered from the site.
A study from University of Missouri debunks the idea that a fossil found in 2002 belonged to the last ancestor of modern-day great apes that include chimpanzees, orangutans, bonobos, gorillas and humans. Instead, researchers of the new study argue that Pierolapithecus catalaunicus (that lived about 11.9 million years back) might have lived at a time when the great apes were evolving, but hadn't yet diversified into various species.
Sand tiger sharks bring a whole new meaning to “sibling rivalry,” what with the first embryos in each of the paired uteri consuming all of their smaller siblings during gestation - a practice that enables them to reach such a large size at birth that they face few predators.