Oldest Green Algae Fossil Discovered in China
Oldest Green Algae Fossil Discovered in China
The 1-billion-year-old impressions have features similar to modern algae and indicate that photosynthesizing plants evolved at least that long ago.
Oldest Green Algae Fossil Discovered in China
Oldest Green Algae Fossil Discovered in China

The 1-billion-year-old impressions have features similar to modern algae and indicate that photosynthesizing plants evolved at least that long ago.

The 1-billion-year-old impressions have features similar to modern algae and indicate that photosynthesizing plants evolved at least that long ago.

alternative splicing, ecology, evolution, microbiology
Killifish Embryos Pause Development Without Consequence: Study
Killifish Embryos Pause Development Without Consequence: Study
Lisa Winter | Feb 21, 2020
Contrary to popular thinking, the period of arrested development is an active state of maintaining muscle integrity.
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Image of the Day: Big Body, Little Brain
Image of the Day: Big Body, Little Brain
Amy Schleunes | Feb 20, 2020
An extinct rodent relative of the capybara appears to have had a smaller brain-to-body ratio than similar species.
Neanderthal Skeleton Find Supports Idea of Intentional Burials
Neanderthal Skeleton Find Supports Idea of Intentional Burials
Amy Schleunes | Feb 19, 2020
Microscopic plant remnants found near the bones indicate that the ancient humans practiced burying rituals, but the archaeological field is not in full agreement.
Wild Birds Remember a Novel Task for Nearly Two Years
Wild Birds Remember a Novel Task for Nearly Two Years
Amy Schleunes | Feb 18, 2020
A population of North Island robins in a New Zealand sanctuary provides a unique system for investigating the memory skills of birds in the wild.
Remnants of Extinct Hominin Species Found in West African Genomes
Remnants of Extinct Hominin Species Found in West African Genomes
Shawna Williams | Feb 13, 2020
A study points to the existence of an ancient human relative that interbred with Homo sapiens.
Image of the Day: Dog Detectives
Image of the Day: Dog Detectives
Amy Schleunes | Feb 5, 2020
Trained canines are remarkably accurate at detecting a pathogen that has devastated citrus crops.
Image of the Day: Regenerating Worms
Image of the Day: Regenerating Worms
Amy Schleunes | Feb 3, 2020
Planarian flatworms grow to double their normal size when scientists inhibit a gene that suppresses growth.
Engineered Microbe in Bees’ Guts Fends off Deadly Varroa Mite
Engineered Microbe in Bees’ Guts Fends off Deadly Varroa Mite
Lisa Winter | Jan 31, 2020
The genetically modified bacteria spark an RNAi response in the parasite that leads to self-destruction—and perhaps a path to combatting colony collapse disorder.