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May 5, 2016

May 5, 2016 — Translation efficiency and poly (A) tail length are not linearly correlated and only coupled in limited range, report scientists. This research is, 'helping to build the foundation for further ... read more

May 4, 2016 — Researchers have found an evolutionary connection between dinosaurs and dung beetles. Scientists uncovered the first molecular evidence indicating that dung beetles evolved in association with ... read more

May 4, 2016 — Three species of shark, tiger, lemon and Caribbean reef, all use deeper coral reefs in the Virgin Islands, but only lemon shark presence was associated with seasonal grouper spawning aggregations, ... read more

Children in Developing World Infected With Parasite -- Even Without Appearing Ill -- May Be More Prone to Stunted Growth

May 4, 2016 — Children infected even just once with a certain type of waterborne parasite are nearly three times as likely to suffer from moderate or severe stunted growth by the age of two than those who are not ... read more

May 4, 2016 — The survival of the fittest might just be the survival of the steadfast instead. Researchers say having a positive attitude is advantageous in a computational model that simulates ... read more

May 4, 2016 — The 2013-2014 sea star wasting epidemic along the Oregon coast may have been caused by multiple factors and had significant effects on the sea star population and its prey in the area, according to a ... read more

How Tree Crickets Tune Into Each Other's Songs

May 4, 2016 — As temperature changes, tree crickets can adjust their ears at a cellular and therefore mechanical level to match the changing frequency of each others ... read more

May 4, 2016 — Scientists have grown and catalogued more than 130 bacteria from the human intestine. Imbalances in our gut microbiome can contribute to complex conditions and diseases such as obesity, inflammatory ... read more

May 4, 2016 — Researchers have found humans have a higher metabolism rate than closely related primates, which enabled humans to evolve larger brains. The findings may point toward strategies for combating ... read more

Inheritable Bacterium Controls Aedes Mosquitoes' Ability to Transmit Zika

May 4, 2016 — Aedes mosquitoes carrying the bacterium Wolbachia -- found inside the cells of 60 percent of all insect species -- are drastically less able to transmit Zika virus, say ... read more

May 4, 2016 — Venus flytraps have fascinated biologists for centuries, however, the molecular underpinnings of their carnivorous lifestyle remain largely unknown. Researchers have now characterized gene ... read more

Can Thinking About Your Pet Help You Cope With Social Rejection?

May 4, 2016 — Do animals have a unique ability to comfort people, or are they just distractions from social ... read more

May 4, 2016 — Large meteorite and comet impacts into the sea are now believed to have formed the nurseries from which life on Earth first ... read more

May 4, 2016 — Scientists have ranked the world's most 'popular' reptiles, revealing the species that capture the public's imagination and providing valuable quantitative data towards the debate ... read more

May 4, 2016 — Long-eared bats are assisted in flight by their ears and body, according to a new study. The recent findings improve researchers' understanding of the bats' flying technique and could be ... read more

May 4, 2016 — In a study prompted in part by suggestions from people with mental illness, researchers found that a history of Candida yeast infections was more common in a group of men with schizophrenia or ... read more

May 4, 2016 — An unusual new study shows that while terrestrial birds and marine bivalves -- animals such as scallops, mussels, cockles, and oysters -- share a common pattern of species richness across latitudes, ... read more

May 4, 2016 — Coastal wading birds shape their lives around the tides, and new research shows that different species respond differently to shifting patterns of high and low water according to their size and daily ... read more

May 4, 2016 — Stickleback fish are able to adapt their vision to new environments in less than 10,000 years, a blink of the eye in evolutionary terms, according to new ... read more

How One Microorganism Erodes Coral Reefs

May 4, 2016 — Researchers have discovered how a particular type of cyanobacteria, a photosynthetic microbe, is able to bore into and live within solid carbonates, the main mineral that makes up coral skeletons and ... read more

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