Methane is a potential sign of life that the James Webb Space Telescope can readily detect on other worlds, reports a new study.
Source: Scientists Are Preparing for Our Best Shot Yet at Identifying Alien Life
A gesture as simple as holding the violin is intimately connected to our biology.
Source: Humans Evolved to Play Music | WIRED
“Help our bees!” “Save our pollinators!” As long as we consider them ours, can we save them? Here are four thoughts about protecting bees for bees’ sake.
Source: Bees in the Anthropocene: Four Thoughts – CounterPunch.org
Replication or transcription of DNA stresses the macromolecule, resulting in supercoiling. Topoisomerase II relieves the stress.
Source: Animation Demonstrates Design in Topoisomerase | Evolution News
These coordinated movements of a flock of starlings follow no plan or leader. Scientists used to think the animals must communicate via ESP to create these fast-moving blobs.
Source: Why do flocks of birds swoop and swirl together in the sky? A biologist explains the science of murmurations
Bashanosaurus is thought to have lived about 168m years ago, according to study of fossils found in China
Source: Early stegosaur fossils may shed light on stegosaurus evolution | Dinosaurs | The Guardian
New research sheds light on why predators don’t evolve to become so aggressive that they eat all their prey – and then go extinct themselves.
Source: Animals have evolved to avoid overexploiting their resources – can humans do the same?
Darwinian evolution predicts a gradually branching tree of living forms, with one form shading into another over long periods of evolution.
Source: Debunked Transitional Fossils: The Iceberg’s Tip | Evolution News