Ancient genome analysis leaves horse ancestry as one giant question markRead more
The blood vessels in the eye reflect the state of the whole circulatory system.Read more
For the vast majority of living things, thereâ€™s nothing particularly sexy about sex. Itâ€™s mostly just an exhausting and dangerous hassle (just ask the insects who get their body parts stabbed or bitten off while mating).Read more…Read more
Thereâ€™s nothing quite like the thrill of seeing a rare bird. But not all birds are rare because of their species. Some are common birds that are just… really weird looking. Read more…Read more
Male and female fruit flies both need one gene, but they need it to do different things.Read more
Scientists announced that they have observed the structure of huntingtin, a large and essential protein in many animalsâ€™ bodies which, when produced by a mutated gene, causes Huntingtonâ€™s disease in humans.Read more…Read more
Humans assign value to brands. Brands represent wealth, strength, and yes, sex. We are our brands. And for some rhesus macaques in a lab, one brand, Adidas, represents monkey genitalia.Read more…Read more
When you look at fur, the light has taken an extended journey before hitting your eye, bouncing around lots of fur fibers and their microscopic structures. You can imagine that itâ€™s quite difficult for filmmakers to render these structures in CGI.Rea…Read more
Research from Microsoft Research and the University of Washington may have cracked the code to make DNA a viable storage medium.
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At slightly less than two inches long, triplefin fish donâ€™t seem like much of a threat. But as new research shows, these aquatic carnivores have a rare organ that turns their eyes into veritable flashlightsâ€”an ability they can switch on when needed…Read more