Biology News

New path to water efficient seeds opens as TIP pips PIP as water gatekeeper Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 00:00
A new path to produce water efficient seeds that will be a significant tool to cope with drought resistance, and ensure global food security. The research not only provides the best map to date of th
Collisions of protein machines cause DNA replication derailment Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 00:00
Scientists have published results that will forever change the way researchers view the interplay between gene expression, DNA replication and the prevention of DNA damage.
Scientists say ocean currents cause microbes to filter light Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 00:00
Adding particles to liquids to make currents visible is a common practice in the study of fluid mechanics, one that was adopted and perfected by artist Paul Matisse in sculptures he calls Kalliroscope
Monarch Butterflies Could Top 200 Million This Year, Says Texas AandM Researcher Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 00:00
Despite recent cold snaps that brought record-setting low temperatures across much of Texas, the outlook for the annual Monarch butterfly invasion to the state looks promising and better than expecte
Discovery Of Oldest Northern North American Human Remains Provides New Insights Into Ice-Age Culture Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 00:00
Newly excavated remains found at the Xaasaa Na' archaeological site near the Tanana River in central Alaska may belong to one of the earliest inhabitants of North America.
Homoplasy: A Good Thread to Pull to Understand the Evolutionary Ball of Yarn Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 00:00
Studying the many potential reasons why the same trait has independently evolved in different species (homoplasy) can improve our understanding of the genetic, developmental and evolutionary relations
New 'thunder-thighs' dinosaur discovered Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 00:00
A new dinosaur named Brontomerus mcintoshi, or "thunder-thighs" after its enormously powerful thigh muscles, has been discovered in Utah, USA. The new species is described in a paper recently publishe
SDSC, UCSD Researchers Develop New Way to Visualize Vector Data Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 00:00
'GlyphSea' Helps Determine Direction and Intensity of Movements at Macro, Micro Levels, a novel way to encode and display vector data that clearly shows magnitude and direction. This new visualization