hESCs, evolution, ecology
Beetles Stay True to Their Colors
Cristina Luiggi | Sep 30, 2011
Fifteen to 47-million-year-old fossil beetles have retained their structural colors almost intact.
Fish Affected by Trace Oil Pollution
Sabrina Richards | Sep 28, 2011
Even highly diluted crude oil can impact fish in the marshes bordering the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Environmental Visionary Dies
Rachel Nuwer | Sep 26, 2011
Wangari Maathai, a human rights advocate and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, started a movement to plant more than 30 million trees and generate nearly 1 million jobs.
Biodiversity, Quick and Dirty
Bob Grant | Sep 26, 2011
Researchers find that sampling DNA from the soil can be an effective way to determine how many individuals of a variety of species inhabit a particular area.
Five Life-Science MacArthur Winners
Edyta Zielinska | Sep 22, 2011
This year’s winners research topics ranging from stem cell regulation to brain damage from football injuries.
Behavior Brief
Rachel Nuwer | Sep 21, 2011
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Mammoth Blood in the ER?
Rachel Nuwer | Sep 19, 2011
A 35,000-year old woolly mammoth blood protein may aid in contemporary medical procedures.
Ancient Croc Found
Jef Akst | Sep 16, 2011
Researchers discover a new fossil of an ancient 20-foot-long crocodile in the same coal mine where the world’s largest snake was found.
Ruffling Dinosaur Feathers
Cristina Luiggi | Sep 15, 2011
Dinosaur and early bird feathers trapped in amber around 80 million years ago provide unprecedented insight into the evolution of plumage.
Early Bird Plumage
Early Bird Plumage
Cristina Luiggi | Sep 15, 2011
After rummaging through thousands of amber inclusions housed at the University of Alberta and the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology in Canada, researchers discovered 11 amber encased-feather fossils that provide the most detailed picture yet of early feather evolution.