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Parents in their prime produce the best offspring

Parents face a trade-off between putting resources into their offspring. They use resources to enhance their chances of survival so they can have more...

Scientists looked at acorn worm for clues as to why vertebrates cannot regenerate their bodies

A group of researchers found that the Ptychodera flava draws on reprogramming-based mechanisms. It is a worm-like marine organism capable of regenerating its entire...

Fossils excavated in the 1960s add missing link to crocodile evolution

A set of Triassic archosaur fossils have been excavated in the 1960s in Tanzania. They have been formally recognized as a distinct species. They...

Study uncovers first evidence of long-term directionality in origination of human mutation

New research has brought the first evidence of non-random mutation in human genes. It has challenged a core assumption at the heart of evolutionary...

What wintering squirrels can teach astronauts

Bears and ground squirrels hibernate in winter. They stop eating at that time. It lasts until spring by depending on the fat reserves they've...

Red nectar shows promise as a natural colorant

There are only 70 plants that have secrete colored nectars. The colors lure in pollinators. This made scientists interested to search for natural colorant...

Scientists found ways to make hatchery steelhead more like wild fish

Oregon State University researchers have showed that Hatchery-raised steelhead trout have offspring who are good at gaining size under hatchery conditions. But they do...