New Study Questions Whether Death Rate Levels Off in Old Age
New Study Questions Whether Death Rate Levels Off in Old Age
A demographer’s model suggests the “mortality plateau” in the extreme elderly could be explained by clerical errors. Not everyone agrees.
New Study Questions Whether Death Rate Levels Off in Old Age
New Study Questions Whether Death Rate Levels Off in Old Age

A demographer’s model suggests the “mortality plateau” in the extreme elderly could be explained by clerical errors. Not everyone agrees.

A demographer’s model suggests the “mortality plateau” in the extreme elderly could be explained by clerical errors. Not everyone agrees.

cardiomyocytes, ecology, evolution
An Invasive Midge Could Wreak Havoc on Antarctica
An Invasive Midge Could Wreak Havoc on Antarctica
Carolyn Wilke | Dec 19, 2018
The insects have already transformed parts of Signy Island in the South Atlantic Ocean and could drastically change Antarctic ecosystems if introduced by humans.
Pterosaurs Sported Feathers, Claim Scientists
Pterosaurs Sported Feathers, Claim Scientists
Anthony King | Dec 17, 2018
A controversy over pterosaurs’ plumage has taken off, with a new discovery pushing feather origins back 80 million years into the early Triassic.
Fastest-Ever Cell Contractions Observed in Primitive Invertebrate
Fastest-Ever Cell Contractions Observed in Primitive Invertebrate
Abby Olena | Dec 13, 2018
The microscopic marine animal Trichoplax adhaerens may use rapid changes in cell shape to avoid being ripped apart by forces in the ocean.
Trump Administration Asks to Roll Back Rules Against Water Pollution
Trump Administration Asks to Roll Back Rules Against Water Pollution
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 12, 2018
Environmental groups are concerned and plan litigation.
Image of the Day: Beetle Fight
Image of the Day: Beetle Fight
Jef Akst | Dec 3, 2018
The exaggerated horns and elongated forelegs of male flower beetles, which use these appendages as weapons in combat for females, do not slow down the insects in a race.
Cheese Helped Fuel Early Farmers in Europe
Cheese Helped Fuel Early Farmers in Europe
Shawna Williams | Dec 1, 2018
Scientists have found traces of the dairy product in 7,200-year-old pottery in Croatia.
Image of the Day: One of These Things
Image of the Day: One of These Things
Kerry Grens | Nov 30, 2018
An image of an adult penguin in a crowd of youngsters wins the top prize of an ecology photography competition.
Found: Missing Link in Whale Evolutionary History
Found: Missing Link in Whale Evolutionary History
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 29, 2018
A toothless whale fossil without signs of baleen could help explain how the whale filtration system evolved.
Jumping Spiders Produce Milk to Feed Their Young
Jumping Spiders Produce Milk to Feed Their Young
Diana Kwon | Nov 29, 2018
Without access to their mothers’ milk, Toxeus magnus offspring die within the first 10 days of life.