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 ...
Grabbing A Parasite By The Tail: U-M Team Solves "Jumping Gene" Mystery
Deep within your DNA, a tiny parasite lurks, waiting to pounce from its perch and land in the middle of an unsuspecting healthy gene. If it succeeds, it can make you sick. Like a jungle cat, this para...
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...
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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...
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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...
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Smallpox
Smallpox was an infectious disease caused by either of two virus variants, Variola major and Variola minor. The disease is also known by the Latin names Variola or Variola vera, derived from varius ("...
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Silent mutation
Silent mutations are DNA mutations that do not significantly alter the phenotype of the organism in which they occur. Silent mutations can occur in non-coding regions (outside of genes within introns)...
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World War II US Navy dazzle camouflage measures 31, 32 and 33: destroyers
Dazzle camouflage of warships was adopted by the U.S. Navy during World War II, following research at the Naval Research Laboratory. Dazzle consists in painting obtrusive patterns on vertical surfaces...
World War II US Navy dazzle camouflage measures 31, 32 and 33: destroyers - Wikipedia
Mimicry in plants
In evolutionary biology, mimicry in plants are several forms of mimicry, such as Bakerian mimicry, Dodsonian mimicry and Vavilovian mimicry, of other organisms by plants, most commonly flowers. In Pou...
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Paleontology
Paleontology or palaeontology (/ˌpeɪlɪɒnˈtɒlədʒi/, /ˌpeɪlɪənˈtɒlədʒi/ or /ˌpælɪɒnˈtɒlədʒi/, /ˌpælɪənˈtɒlədʒi/) is the scientific study of life existent prior to, but sometimes including, the start of ...
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Formose reaction
The formose reaction, discovered by Aleksandr Butlerov in 1861, involves the formation of sugars from formaldehyde. Formose is a portmanteau of formaldehyde and aldose.
The reaction is catalyzed ...
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