A pair of paleobiologists have determined that the world’s most numerous and diverse vertebrates– ray-finned fishes– began their ecological dominance of the oceans 66 million years ago, aided by the mass extinction event that killed off dinosaurs.
A record 85.1 million acres of soybeans are in the ground in the U.S., though a wet few months...
Researchers have devised a non-invasive technique that harnesses pulsed electric fields to...
Small-scale livestock farming in the tropics can become more intensive yet sustainable if more...
Makaia, a baby tree kangaroo, was just over 5-weeks-old after his 3-year-old mother was killed by a falling tree branch in November at an Australian zoo. So, the zookeepers set the kangaroo up with a foster mother– a wallaby.
Take a hike– it might just clear your mind of the clutter of the modern world. A 90-minute walk in a natural setting reduces a harmful thought process, and decreases activity in a part of the brain associated with mental illness and depression.
Deep under a mountain in Croatia, lurking in the darkest and deepest caves known to man, lurks a predator. Its powerful jaws bear poison glands, it has elongated antennae to feel out the unremitting dark and long curved claws allow it to seize and tightly hold prey.
With the advent of video games, a frequently asked question has been whether we get as engrossed in them emotionally as we do when we see a scary movie. The answer is yes and many game players enjoy the fear caused by the zombies, disfigured humans and darkness they often encounter.
Sugar-sweetened beverages cause an estimated 184,000 deaths each year across the globe, according to a new study. The analysis was compiled using death and disability statistics factoring in rates of diabetes, heart disease and cancers from 2010.
More than 2,000 people from Chicago without Alzheimer’s were cognitively tested every three years for 18 years. The study found that mistakes on memory and thought tests may give an indication of the future onset of Alzheimer’s, up to 18 years before diagnosis, according to a new study.
Flagship product — a birth-control microchip — is backed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
The frenzied killing left as many as 1 million dead in just 100 days. But amid the chaos of the 1994 Rwanda genocide, the nation’s lions were also wiped out. Now, two decades after they were killed in the country-wide horror, the big cats are being brought back.
Nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer's disease are women, and now some scientists are questioning the long-held assumption that it's just because they tend to live longer than men. What else may put woman at extra risk? Could it be genetics? Biological differences in how women age? Maybe even lifestyle factors?
The growing appetite for truffles is feeding demand for dogs trained to sniff out the pungent fungus prized by chefs and foodies. As more landowners plant orchards in hopes of harvesting truffles, more dogs are being trained to detect the earthy delicacies, which take several years to ripen on tree roots underground.
Too much male sexual attention harms attractive females, according to a new research. The study showed that male harassment of females hampered the species’ ability to adapt to new environmental conditions.
As pharmacists warn that the public is confused by sunscreen labeling, scientists have detailed the DNA damage that can occur to skin across the full range of ultraviolet radiation providing an invaluable tool for sun-protection and the manufacturers of sunscreen.
In a comprehensive assessment of Antarctic biodiversity, scientists have revealed the region is more diverse and biologically interesting than previously thought. The researchers looked at how recent investigations have revealed the continent and surrounding ocean is rich in species.
During sleep or rest, a rat’s hippocampus starts planning future paths to seek out food. According to researchers, the brain appears to be rehearsing totally novel journeys that the animals need to take in order to reach the food.
Cat owners fail to realize the impact of their cat on wildlife according to new research. Cats are increasingly earning themselves a reputation as wildlife killers with estimates of animals killed every year by domestic cats in the UK numbering into the millions.
A fungal infection not seen on Midwestern wheat since the Great Depression is now reported to be spreading, according to reports. Flag smut has infested 39 fields in western and central Kansas– the first time it’s been spotted in the state since the 1930s.
Welcome to Laboratory Equipment's new Friday series, In Case You Missed It (ICYMI), where we bring you three trending news stories from the week. A failed, costly GM wheat project from the UK, unhealthy pool conditions, and a huge donation for early cancer detection research are on the menu this week.
Restoring the low levels of the chemical serotonin may help improve brain function and reduce impulsiveness in some dementia patients, according researchers. Their study suggests a potential new treatment for people affected by frontotemporal dementia.
Cultured human lung cells infected with a benign version of anthrax spores have yielded insights into how anthrax grows and spreads in exposed people. The study will help provide credible data for human health related to anthrax exposure and help officials better understand risks related to a potential anthrax attack.
Using a telepresence system, 19 people– including nine quadriplegics– were able to remotely control a robot located in a university laboratory. This multi-year research project aims to give a measure of independence to paralyzed people.
Baboons make group decisions based more on a democratic spirit than the power of the alpha males, according to a new study. The primates made decisions together where to go and what to do.
For the first time, researchers have found that weight loss, in combination with vitamin D supplementation, has a greater effect on reducing chronic inflammation than weight loss alone. Chronic inflammation is known to contribute to the development and progression of several diseases, including some cancers.
A digital map of the aging brain could aid the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders, a study suggests. The atlas could aid diagnosis by comparing patients’ MRI scans with a map of the healthy aging brain.
The Kennewick Man, a 9,000-year-old skeleton, has been the subject of a legal back-and-forth ever since he was dug out of a Washington river in 1996. The Native American groups in the area called him the “Ancient One,” and unsuccessfully fought in court to get him reburied. One week after advanced genetic testing apparently proved their claims, they are getting support from Gov. Jay Inslee.
In this one-minute video, hear from Steve Blank, a Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur, most recognized for developing the methodology behind the Lean Startup movement. Recently, Blank adapted this method specifically for life science companies, which he says are among the hardest to start.
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