Biology

Komodo National Park Is Home to Some of the Largest Manta Ray Aggregations in the World

Alfredi on reef Komodo. Credit: Andrea MarshallScientists from the Marine Megafauna Foundation and Murdoch University, through a collaborative effort including the public, are reporting a large number of manta rays in the waters of Komodo National Park, an...

Researchers Surprised by Unusually Fast Beaked Whale’s Deep-Sea Hunting Strategy

Sowerby’s beaked whale. Credit: NOAA FisheriesAn international team of biologists has successfully used biologgers to reveal insights into the lifestyle and hunting behavior of the little-known species Sowerby’s beaked whale. The team’s first results show that these whales...

First Panoramic Spatial Atlases of Life

The SpatioTemporal Omics Consortium (STOC) is a collaborative research initiative that aims to accelerate our understanding of cellular complexity and interactions at tissue scale in development, physiology, and disease through large-scale spatially resolved multiomics analyses.International scientific consortium, the...

Newly Discovered Enzyme May Enable the Utilization of Agroindustrial Waste

Brazilian researchers discovered, characterized, and validated the functions of two novel enzyme families with biotechnological potential.One method of reducing reliance on oil and other fossil fuels is to convert agroindustrial waste into molecules of societal relevance, such as...

Scientists Grow Plants in Moon Soil – A First in Human History

Stock photo illustrating a plant growing on the moon.Scientists have grown plants in soil from the Moon, a first in human history and a watershed moment in lunar and space exploration.In a new research paper published in the...

Yale Research Identifies Causes of Cancer

Illustration of human cancer cells.A team of researchers led by <span class="glossaryLink" aria-describedby="tt" data-cmtooltip="<div class=glossaryItemTitle>Yale University</div><div class=glossaryItemBody>Established in 1701, Yale University is a private Ivy League research university in New Haven, Connecticut. It is the third-oldest institution of...

Sugar Aversion Hampers Cockroach Coupling

Male cockroaches attract females by providing a roach version of chocolate – sugars and fats. Glucose-averse females, however, sometimes flee when their saliva turns the sweet treat into a bitter pill. Credit: Ayako Wada-KatsumataNew research from <span class="glossaryLink"...

Gene That Shapes Mutation Rate Discovered in Mice

Scientists have located an area in the mouse genome where genetic variation is associated with differences in the mutation rate between individuals.The finding supports theory that genetic differences between individuals and species can affect the acquisition of mutations.Every...

Increased Genetic Mutations in Children Can Be Traced Back to Mistakes in Father’s Sperm

Researchers have linked increased numbers of mutations in children to a higher rate of random mutations in sperm cells of the biological father, associated with chemotherapy or rare genetic defects in DNA repair.Scientists have traced the cause of...

How a Gene Mutation Causes Higher Intelligence in Humans

Researchers have discovered that mutation of a neuronal gene can have a positive effect: higher IQ in humans.When genes mutate, it can result in severe diseases of the human nervous system. Neuroscientists at Leipzig University and the University...

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Georges St-Pierre predicts big things for Paddy Pimblett because he’s ‘genuine’ and not trying to emulate Conor McGregor

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