National Geographic - Meet the Shrimp Clean-Up Crew
How do dirty fish get clean? By signaling to shrimp for help.
How Big Genitals Can Lead to Extinction, According to Science
Having big genitals can spell evolutionary disaster, say paleobiologists
If there had been no asteroid collision 65 million years ago, would the human species even exist?
If there had been no asteroid collision 65 million years ago, would the human species even exist?
Vanishing: The Earth's 6th mass extinction
We're entering the Earth's sixth era of extinction -- and it's the first time humans are to blame.
The extinction crisis is far worse than you think
Frogs, coral, elephants -- all are on the brink. Three quarters of species could disappear. Why is this happening? CNN explores an unprecedented global crisis.
Scientists Find Evidence for Alternate Theory of How Life Arose
A new study led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) offers a twist on a popular theory for how life on Earth began about...
Cosmetologist camouflages her hand onto her face, and it's incredible
Krysti Ellen is a freelance cosmetologist and self-taught body painter.
A Newly Made RNA Strand Bolsters Ideas About How Life On Earth Began
RNA molecule is able to synthesize other RNAs, a feat believed central to the origin of life
These Carnivorous Worms Catch Bugs by Mimicking the Night Sky
The glow worm colonies of New Zealand's Waitomo Caves imitate stars to confuse flying insects, then trap them in sticky snares and eat them alive.
Rosetta’s Comet Contains Ingredients For Life
Ingredients crucial for the origin of life on Earth, including the simple amino acid glycine and phosphorus, key components of DNA and cell membranes, have been discovered at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Geras...
Building Blocks of Life Found in Comet's Atmosphere
New research confirms the existence of the amino acid glycine, other organic molecules and the crucial element phosphorus just beyond the surface of Comet 67P.
Solar Superflares May Have Sparked Life by Warming Earth
Life on Earth may owe its existence to incredibly powerful storms that erupted on the sun long ago, a new study suggests.
It's Surprisingly Easy To Brew Something Like RNA In A Puddle
Common chemicals turn into something a lot like RNA if you leave them alone in water, giving new clues to the origins of life on Earth.
Resistance To HIV Drug Growing, Study Finds
HIV resistance to the antiretroviral drug tenofovir (Viread) is increasingly common, a new study finds. The researchers said their finding is surprising and alarming because the drug plays a major rol...
Tracing Our 'Tree Of Life' To Its Roots: 3.8 Billion-Year-Old Molecule Reveals Clues About How Life On Earth Began...And It Could Help Us Find Aliens On Other Planets
By studying molecules in living human cells, researchers believe they have been able to trace the evolution of biology back to its roots. Experts from Georgia Institute of Technology have discovered t...
Scientists discover how ocean fish magically disappear. Now the Navy wants to know
A study released Thursday says that two ocean fish reflect polarized light from their skin in a way that makes them seemingly disappear from predators' view. The U.S. Navy funded the study as part of ...
Camouflage
Camouflage is the use of any combination of materials, coloration or illumination for concealment, either by making animals or objects hard to see (crypsis), or by disguising them as something else (m...
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Extinction
In biology and ecology, extinction is the end of an organism or of a group of organisms (taxon), normally a species. The moment of extinction is generally considered to be the death of the last indivi...
Extinction - Wikipedia
Mimicry
In evolutionary biology, mimicry is a similarity of one species to another which protects one or both. This similarity can be in appearance, behaviour, sound, scent or location. Mimics are found in th...
Mimicry - Wikipedia
Mutation
In biology, a mutation is a permanent change of the nucleotide sequence of the genome of an organism, virus, or extrachromosomal DNA or other genetic elements. Mutations result from damage to DNA whic...
Polymorphism
Polymorphism, polymorphic or polymorph may refer to:
Symbiosis
Symbiosis (from Greek σύν "together" and βίωσις "living") is close and often long-term interaction between two or more different biological species. In 1877, Albert Bernhard Frank used the word symbi...
Symbiosis - Wikipedia
Hypercycle (chemistry)
A hypercycle is a new level of organization whereby self-replicative units are connected in a cyclic, autocatalytic manner. The self-replicative units are themselves (auto)catalytic cycles. The hyperc...
Yellowfin cutthroat trout
The yellowfin cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii macdonaldi) is an extinct subspecies or variety of the cutthroat trout, a North American freshwater fish.
At the end of the last ice-age boulder...
Suppressor mutation
A suppressor mutation is a second mutation that alleviates or reverts the phenotypic effects of an already existing mutation. Genetic suppression therefore restores the phenotype seen prior to the or...
8p23.1 duplication syndrome
8p23.1 duplication syndrome is a rare genetic disorder caused by a duplication of a region from human chromosome 8. This duplication syndrome has an estimated prevalence of 1 in 64,000 births and is ...
Darwin's finches
Darwin's finches (also known as the Galápagos finches) are a group of about fifteen species of passerine birds. They often are classified as the subfamily Geospizinae or tribe Geospizini. It is still ...
Darwin's finches - Wikipedia
Mixotricha paradoxa
Mixotricha paradoxa is a species of protozoan that lives inside the gut of the Australian termite species Mastotermes darwiniensis and has multiple bacterial symbionts. The name, given by the Australi...
Mixotricha paradoxa - Wikipedia
NSP1 (rotavirus)
NSP1, the product of rotavirus gene 5, is an nonstructural RNA-binding protein that contains a cysteine-rich region and is a component of early replication intermediates. RNA-folding predictions sugge...
Primordial soup
"Primordial soup" is a term introduced by the Soviet biologist Alexander Oparin. In 1924, he proposed a theory of the origin of life on Earth through the transformation, during the gradual chemical ev...