Biology News

Archaeological research to reveal hidden secrets of daily life Sunday, March 13, 2011 - 00:00
A new archaeological research project at the University will reconstruct urban life in cities such as Constantinople during a period of history that has long remained hidden from view.
Scientists use bacteria to power simple molecular machines Saturday, March 12, 2011 - 22:35

Organisms turn microgears in suspended solution by swimming. A scientist from Princeton University, working with researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and Northwestern University, has discovered that common bacteria can turn microgears when suspended in a solution, providing insights for design of bio-inspired dynamically adaptive materials for energy.


Chilly times for Chinese dinosaurs Saturday, March 12, 2011 - 00:00
Dinosaurs did not always enjoy mild climates. New findings show that during part of the Early Cretaceous, north-east China had a temperate climate with harsh winters. They explain the abundance of fea
Anthropologists link human uniqueness to hunter-gatherer group structure Saturday, March 12, 2011 - 00:00
One of the most complex human mysteries involves how and why we became an outlier species in terms of biological success.
Fox tactics could inspire territorial design Friday, March 11, 2011 - 00:00
A new study into the exclusion tactics adopted by urban foxes suggests that the transient nature of animal territory is a result of a complex system of individual-level interactions.
Aging Rates, Mortality Gender Gap Similar Across Primates, Study Finds Friday, March 11, 2011 - 00:00
Humans aren't the only ones who grow old gracefully, says a new study of primate aging patterns.
JIC geneticists find pea quality controls Friday, March 11, 2011 - 00:00
Legumes, such as peas, are an economically important source of protein for food and animal feed, and there has been a constant drive to improve the content and quality of protein in these crops. Targ
Bioenergy crops could lower surface temperatures, Stanford researchers say Friday, March 11, 2011 - 00:00
Concerns about the impact of corn ethanol on global warming have raised interest in more eco-friendly perennial grasses. A new study finds that large-scale cultivation of perennials could actually red