Learn how a fossilized skull traces the roots of the deep sea ghost shark.
Researchers have been studying the nature of life on Earth and the role of biodiversity. Given the current state of slow biodiversity loss as a variety of species populations are gradually diminishing toward the poles, scientists from the University of Chicago, University of California, Berkeley, and University of California, San Diego try to reconcile two competing ideas that explain this phenomenon in their study published in The American Naturalist.
Researchers from the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory predict that though storms in the U.S. will be more powerful, they will have a smaller radius.
Evolution has come a long way throughout history. A breakthrough study reveals that human fingers may have evolved from fish fins as the two came from a common cellular origin.
Researchers have for the first time found that at least one species of fish can sense touch using their pectoral fins, much like humans use their fingertips to get a feel for their surroundings.
As rhinos evolved and grew bigger they became more susceptible to bone diseases, including degradation, inflammation and infection.
How did skates and rays develop their unique wing-like fins? Researchers from the University of Chicago recently revealed the animals altered their body structure to live on the ocean floor, and to do so they relied on repurposed genes.
Wits University researchers recently discovered the earliest known fossils of coelacanth species. This species, named Serenichthys kowiensis, is 360 million years old.
In work that will likely have far-ranging implications for colloids, nanoparticles, and molecules, researchers at University of Chicago were for the first time able to observe particles gathering in a planetary-formation type process.