Biology News

Can cacti 'escape' underground in high temperatures? Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 00:00
How a certain species will potentially handle global warming
Ancient Wind held Secret of Life and Death Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 00:00
The mystery of how an abundance of fossils have been marvellously preserved for nearly half a billion years in a remote region of Africa has been solved by a team of geologists from the University of
Evolution of World's Mammals Over the Past 100 Million Years Monday, November 29, 2010 - 00:00
demonstrated that the extinction of dinosaurs some 65 million years ago paved the way for mammals to get bigger, about a thousand times larger than they had been when dinosaurs roamed the earth. The
Glowing Squid: Shining Symbiosis - Bobtail squid and their bacteria buddies Wednesday, November 24, 2010 - 00:00

In deep ocean waters, it's sometimes difficult to hide from predators. That's why so many sea creatures have evolved extraordinary methods of disguise.

Busy microbial world discovered in deepest ocean crust ever explored Tuesday, November 23, 2010 - 00:00
Scientists have discovered numerous and diverse bacteria in the deepest layer of ocean crust, even at temperatures close to the boiling point of water. The study provides new information about environ
A tale of reduction and reversion: Rare ginkgo fossils shed light on seed development Monday, November 22, 2010 - 00:00
In the Paleozoic Era, but more particularly in the succeeding Mesozoic Age, plants related to the modern ginkgo were distributed worldwide, and had diversified into many families and genera.
Girl Power: No Male? No Problem for Female Boa Constrictor Monday, November 22, 2010 - 00:00
Researchers at North Carolina State University have discovered that female boa constrictors can squeeze out babies without mating.
Scripps Research Scientists Identify First Synthetic Activator of Two Critical Proteins Monday, November 22, 2010 - 00:00
Discovery Could Produce New Approaches to Treat Numerous Metabolic Disorders. Identified a novel synthetic activator of a pair of proteins that belong to a protein family playing key roles in human m