The star-nosed mole might look ungainly, but it can apparently forage at record speeds. Writing in the current issue of Nature, Kenneth C.
Vegavis, lived in Antarctica 70 million years ago, during the Cretaceous period. Although birds clearly evolved by 150 million years ago, exactly when the modern groups of birds arose has proved a subject of debate...
Arabidopsis thaliana, pollinates itself--an ability that new research suggests it acquired relatively recently in its evolutionary history.
Genetic finding could mean gain without pain
or stomata, the tiny openings on the leaf surface through which plants absorb gases needed for photosynthesis, can provide clues to land elevation over time.
The notion of the Y sex chromosome as a genetic wasteland still entices biologists. David C. Page has spent a good part of his career knocking down that myth
Although viruses challenge our concept of what "living" means, they are vital members of the web of life
have distinctive black facial markings that correlate with their rank. Because these status symbols are relatively low cost from a biological standpoint, scientists have long wondered why there aren't more fakers--that is, low-ranking individuals masquerading as high-ranking ones--in the wild...