In order to create a more stable source of cancer drugs, Stanford University researchers turned to extracting cancer-fighting proteins from an endangered plant. They were able to transfer this into a common lab plant successfully, and hope to apply the same technique to yeast.
Barbastelle bats observed in central France have adapted to hunt eared moths more efficiently. Using two different, weak signals, they are able to sneak up on their prey while keeping track of their environment.
Graduate students from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California-San Diego discovered a methane seep about 30 miles off the coast. This site is home to many unique, adaptable species, and is the first found in the region.
Three new fossil whale species were found in New Zealand. This provides valuable insight on how baleen whales evolved from their toothy ancestors.
Environmental changes large or small can have a significant impact, according to a recent study. This may help ecologists better understand a community's response to climate change.
Fossils excavated from the Rising Star cave in South Africa were identified as a new species of human ancestors. The researchers note that this new species has a lot in common with modern humans.
Scientists recently took a closer look at early human shoulder blades, comparing them with those of apes. Their discovery sheds light on what our common ancestor looked like and how sophisticated tools shaped our evolution.
Researchers found a protein that helps plants grow in salty soils. This could aid in salt-tolerant crop development.
Elephant seals are a top predator in oceans, so they consume high quantities of mercury from their prey. However, during an annual shedding period, they release this toxin right back into the ocean. This has a significant impact on marine environments.
Sperm whales use a series of clicks to communicate within their clans. Similar to human cultures, there are many patterns, or dialects, of these clicks.
Researchers studying kangaroon cartilage found that it could help understand how to better engineer artificial shoulder and knee joints for humans.
Yale researchers discovered more female green frogs are being born in suburban ponds. They recently linked this unbalanced sex ratio to common lawn plants, such as clover.
A collaborative team of researchers recently developed an online portal for scientists studying diseases threatening global populations of amphibians, reptiles and fish. This new system could aid in future outbreaks.
Researchers recently found well-preserved sea turtle fossils in Colombia. They determined that these remains are 25 million years older than the previously known oldest sea turtle fossils.