Bedbugs Predated <em>T. rex</em> and Triceratops, New Family Tree Shows
Bedbugs Predated T. rex and Triceratops, New Family Tree Shows
The finding overturns the idea that the insect’s first victims were bats and reveals that certain species started targeting humans as a side snack, not as a main meal.
Bedbugs Predated T. rex and Triceratops, New Family Tree Shows
Bedbugs Predated T. rex and Triceratops, New Family Tree Shows

The finding overturns the idea that the insect’s first victims were bats and reveals that certain species started targeting humans as a side snack, not as a main meal.

The finding overturns the idea that the insect’s first victims were bats and reveals that certain species started targeting humans as a side snack, not as a main meal.

transcription factors, evolution, genetics & genomics, culture
Most Extensive Synthetic Genome Project to Date
Most Extensive Synthetic Genome Project to Date
Ashley P. Taylor | May 16, 2019
Study shows the viability of bacteria with human-made, recoded DNA.
Neanderthals and Modern Humans Diverged Earlier than Thought: Study
Neanderthals and Modern Humans Diverged Earlier than Thought: Study
Chia-Yi Hou | May 15, 2019
Fossil records show that the most recent shared ancestor with modern humans may have lived at least 800,000 years ago.
Image of the Day: Lefties
Image of the Day: Lefties
Chia-Yi Hou | May 15, 2019
Snails with a gene knocked out by CRISPR grow with their shells coiling in the opposite direction.
<em>Australopithecus sediba</em> Not Likely Humans&rsquo; Ancestor: Study
Australopithecus sediba Not Likely Humans’ Ancestor: Study
Kerry Grens | May 9, 2019
The fossil record for the ancient hominin A. sediba is younger than that of Homo, a “highly unlikely” scenario for a direct lineage.
This Deep-Sea Fish Has the Most Types of Opsins Among Vertebrates
This Deep-Sea Fish Has the Most Types of Opsins Among Vertebrates
Katarina Zimmer | May 9, 2019
The silver spinyfin has an extraordinary diversity of rod photopigments, which researchers propose may allow it to see color in the deep, dark sea.
Image of the Day: Bat-like Wings
Image of the Day: Bat-like Wings
Chia-Yi Hou | May 9, 2019
Paleontologists find a fossil of a dinosaur, Ambopteryx longibrachium, with membranous wings, in China.
Image of the Day: New Tyrannosauroid
Image of the Day: New Tyrannosauroid
Chia-Yi Hou | May 7, 2019
Fossils of two dinosaur skeletons found in New Mexico are from a species new to science that lived 92 million years ago.
Killifish Survive Polluted Waters Thanks to Genes from Another Fish
Killifish Survive Polluted Waters Thanks to Genes from Another Fish
Emma Yasinski | May 6, 2019
Gulf killifish have made a stunning comeback in Houston with the help of genetic mutations imported from interspecies mating with Atlantic killifish.
What Does It Look Like to &ldquo;Turn On&rdquo; a Gene?
What Does It Look Like to “Turn On” a Gene?
Alla Katsnelson, Casey Rentz, Knowable Magazine | May 3, 2019
Only recently have scientists directly witnessed this most pivotal of events in biology, thanks to new technology that allows them to observe the process in living cells. It’s teaching them a lot.