Biology News

Wild rainbow trout critical to health of steelhead populations Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 00:00
Genetic research is showing that healthy steelhead runs in Pacific Northwest streams can depend heavily on the productivity of their stay-at-home counterparts, rainbow trout.
Ants ecosystem role is 'key' Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 00:00
Research by the University of Exeter has revealed that ants have a big impact on their local environment as a result of their activity as 'ecosystem engineers' and predators.
Opposites may attract, but they aren't better parents Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 00:00
A study by experts at the University of Exeter has revealed that couples with similar personalities make much better parents than those with different dispositions - at least in the world of zebra fin
Home and Away: Are Invasive Plant Species Really That Special? Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 00:00
Invasive plant species are a serious environmental, economic and social problem worldwide. Their abundance can lead to lost native biodiversity and ecosystem functions, such as nutrient cycling.
Longevity and nutrition: how dietary restriction can help C. elegans live longer Monday, January 31, 2011 - 00:00
Scientists are able to employ a universally recognized experimental method to extend the lifespan of any organism, from yeasts to primates; namely, dietary restriction . At Lyon, the team of Marc B
Wealth of orchid varieties is down to busy bees and helpful fungi, says study Monday, January 31, 2011 - 00:00
Scientists have discovered why orchids are one of the most successful groups of flowering plants- it is all down to their relationships with the bees that pollinate them and the fungi that nourish th
Forensic breakthrough could turn clothes into silent witnesses Monday, January 31, 2011 - 00:00
The new research seeks to recover fingerprint ridge detail and impressions from fabrics - a technique that has up until now proved difficult. It is the first time in more than 30 years that fingerpri
Newly Discovered Dinosaur Likely Father of Triceratops Monday, January 31, 2011 - 00:00
Triceratops and Torosaurus have long been considered the kings of the horned dinosaurs. But a new discovery traces the giants family tree further back in time, when a newly discovered species appears