Biology News

Study shows how plants sort and eliminate genes over millennia Wednesday, March 9, 2011 - 00:00
Hybrid plants with multiple genome copies show evidence of preferential treatment of the genes from one ancient parent over the genes of the other parent, even to the point where some of the unfavored
First census finds surprisingly few white sharks off California Wednesday, March 9, 2011 - 00:00
In the first census of its kind, research led by UC Davis and Stanford University found that there are far fewer white sharks off central California than biologists had thought.
Stone tools influenced hand evolution in our ancestors Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 00:00
New research from anthropologists[1] at the University of Kent has confirmed Charles Darwin’s speculation that the evolution of unique features in the human hand was influenced by increased tool use i
Study to quantify turbine impact on birds and bats Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 00:00
The University of Delaware's 2-megawatt wind turbine is the site of new research that will help answer a common question about the alternative energy producers: How do they affect birds and bats?
Web use doesn't encourage belief in political rumors, but e-mail does Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 00:00

Despite the fears of some, a new study suggests that use of the internet in general does not make people more likely to believe political rumors.

GAIKER-IK4 develops packaging, based on waste from crustaceans, that extends life of products Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 00:00
GAIKER-IK4 is taking part in an international project to design active packaging with antimicrobian and antioxidant properties and led by the Sonora Technological Institute in Mexico. The objective is
The Secrets of Butterfly Wings Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 00:00
Gene search may unlock the mysteries of diversity. Sean Mullen wants to find out: what is the genetic cause of such incredible wing pattern variety
Brazilian beef is worse for the environment than we think Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 00:00
Increased Brazilian beef exports indirectly lead to deforestation in the Amazon region. The environmental effect is much larger than previously indicated, according to new research from the University