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Researchers have discovered the genetic basis for a quirk of the animal kingdom -- how ant queens produce broods that are entirely male or...

Visually stunning tree of all known life unveiled online

OneZoom is a one-stop site for exploring all life on Earth, its evolutionary history, and how much of it is threatened with extinction.

River animals just go with the flow

Interesting floodplain dynamics were observed during and after seasonal flooding in northern Japan. The combination of the natural flow patterns of rivers and the...

Where did western honey bees come from? New research finds the sweet spot

For decades, scientists have hotly debated the origin of the western honey bee. Now, new research has discovered these popular honey-producing bees most likely...

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and artificial intelligence (AI) can detect early signs of tumor...

A recent study demonstrates that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and artificial intelligence (AI) can be used to detect early signs of tumor cell death...

Extinct swordfish-shaped marine reptile discovered

Researchers have discovered a new marine reptile. The specimen, a stunningly preserved meter-long skull, is one of the last surviving ichthyosaurs -- ancient animals...

First moth species on Alpenrose discovered

A research team was able to find a previously unknown glacial relic in the Alps, the Alpine rose leaf-miner moth. It is the first...

Alien organisms – hitchhikers of the galaxy?

Scientists warn, without good biosecurity measures 'alien organisms' on Earth may become a reality stranger than fiction. Scientists are calling for greater recognition of...

Study finds single molecule within a specific plant used by Native Americans can treat...

Researchers have revealed a striking pattern following a functional screen of extracts from plants collected in Muir Woods National Monument, in coastal redwood forest...

Pinniped craniofacial musculature provides insight on its role in aquatic feeding

Pinnipeds -- a group including seals, sea lions and walruses -- are relatively recently derived marine mammals that evolved from terrestrial carnivorans and reentered...

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