Biology News

Scripps Research Team "Watches" Formation of Cells' Protein Factories For First Time Sunday, October 31, 2010 - 23:00

A team from The Scripps Research Institute has revealed the first-ever pictures of the formation of cells' protein factories. In addition to being a major technical feat on its own, the work could o

Species in the Fast Lane: Speeding Up Growth and Metabolism Sunday, October 31, 2010 - 23:00
New research indicates that global warming could be having devastating effects, even with small shifts in tempertaure. Even some of Earth's most reilient species may find the changes too difficult to
Cincinnati's Algeo Tracks Evidence of 'The Great Dying' Saturday, October 30, 2010 - 23:00
More than 251 million years ago, at the end of the Permian period, Earth almost became a lifeless planet. Around 90 percent of all living species disappeared then, in what scientists have called The
Origin of Skillful Stone Tool Sharpening Method Pushed Back More Than 50,000 Years Friday, October 29, 2010 - 23:00
Technique, known as pressure flaking, took place at Blombos Cave in South Africa during the Middle Stone Age by anatomically modern humans and involved the heating of silcrete - quartz grains cemente
Cone of poison: The secret behind the cone snail's venom pump Friday, October 29, 2010 - 23:00

Scientists have discovered the secret of how an amazing sea snail injects its venom after shooting a harpoon-like tooth into its prey - or some unlucky swimmer - at jetliner speeds. The creatures, cal

Tobacco and its evil cousin, nicotine? They're good - as a pesticide! Friday, October 29, 2010 - 23:00
Tobacco, used on a small scale as a natural organic pesticide for hundreds of years, is getting new scientific attention as a potential mass-produced alternative to traditional commercial pesticides.
1000 Genomes Project publishes analysis of completed pilot phase Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - 23:00
The 1000 Genomes Project, an international public-private consortium, published the most comprehensive map of these genetic differences, called variations, estimated to contain approximately 95 percen
Assessment of World's Vertebrate Species Shows Increasing Number Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - 23:00
scientists assessing the status of the world’s vertebrates report that one-fifth of the more than 25,000 species categorized on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List are