Biology News

Turning bacteria against themselves Wednesday, February 9, 2011 - 00:00
Bacteria often attack with toxins designed to hijack or even kill host cells. To avoid self-destruction, bacteria have ways of protecting themselves from their own toxins.
Ancient teeth raise new questions about the origins of modern man Wednesday, February 9, 2011 - 00:00
Eight small teeth found in a cave near Rosh Haain, central Israel, are raising big questions about the earliest existence of humans and where we may have originated, says Binghamton University anthrop
Green biodiesel from African tree Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 00:00
The fruit of the jatropha tree consists of roughly 35 per cent oil that can fuel standard diesel engines. So as a biofuel, is this oil an environmental godsend or a castle in the air?
The success of male bustards is measured by their 'beards' Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 00:00
Up until now it was unknown whether males of the great bustard (Otis tarda), an emblematic bird in Spain and endangered at a global level, transmit information on their weight, size, and age through t
Why are anopheline mosquitoes not present in the Seychelles? Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 00:00
Species of anopheline mosquitoes are largely distributed over emerged lands around the world and, within the tropics, few areas are without these insects, which are vectors of malaria parasites. Among
Where Did Flowers Come From? Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 00:00
7.3 million dollar project explores the origins of flowers by sequencing the genome of the - platypus of flowering plants
Why leatherback turtles linger in South Pacific Gyre, and why it matters to Stanford researchers Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 00:00

Tagging and tracking leatherback sea turtles has produced new insights into the turtles' behavior in a part of the South Pacific Ocean long considered an oceanic desert. The new data will help researc

Clay-armored bubbles may have formed first protocells Monday, February 7, 2011 - 00:00
Discovery of inorganic, semipermeable clay vesicles indicates minerals could have played a key role in the origins of life