Biology News

DNA can act like Velcro for nanoparticles Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 00:00
DNA can do more than direct how bodies our made - it can also direct the composition of many kinds of materials, according to a new study from the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laborato
Are Whales 'Shouting' to be Heard? Whale calls get louder as noise levels rise in the ocean Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 00:00
Scientists have found that North Atlantic right whales do the same thing in their increasingly noisy underwater world.
Synchrotron reveals human children outpaced Neanderthals by slowing down Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 00:00
While it may seem like kids grow up too fast, evolutionary anthropologists see things differently. Human childhood is considerably longer than chimpanzees, our closest-living ape relatives. A multinat
Cilantro ingredient can remove foul odor of "chitlins" Sunday, November 14, 2010 - 00:00
the first identification of an ingredient in cilantro that quashes the notoriously foul odor of chitlins - a smell known to drive people from the house when chitlins are cooking.
New Timeline for Appearances of Skeletal Animals in Fossil Record Sunday, November 14, 2010 - 00:00
Beginning around 542 million years ago, a profusion of animals with shells and skeletons began to appear in the fossil record. So many life forms appeared during Cambrian Explosion
Cats show perfect balance even in their lapping Friday, November 12, 2010 - 00:00
New study reveals the subtle dynamics underpinning how felines drink
Darwin's Theory of Gradual Evolution Not Supported by Geological History, NYU Scientist Concludes Friday, November 12, 2010 - 00:00
Charles Darwin’s theory of gradual evolution is not supported by geological history, NYU Geologist Michael Rampino concludes in an essay in the journal Historical Biology. In fact, Rampino notes that
Life in San Francisco Bay influenced by factors far out at sea Friday, November 12, 2010 - 00:00
Marine life in the San Francisco Bay has flourished over the past decade in concert with a large-scale climatic shift originating far out in the Pacific Ocean, according to a new U.S. Geological Surve