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Life After Extinction: Is There a Tiger in the Mouse? [News]

10 years ago from Scientific American

For the first time, researchers have inserted the genetic material of an extinct animal into a living one. The finding shows how lost information about species from the past can...

Online daters lack caution

10 years ago from Science Alert

Online dating makes meeting people easy, but can lead to emotionally investing too fast or building fantasies about the other person, according to an expert.

China sends emergency relief to quake-hit pandas

10 years ago from Reuters:Science

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has sent emergency bamboo-shoot rations to pandas at a reserve in the Sichuan earthquake zone because no one there is collecting it for them, state media...

White-handed Gibbons Now Presumed 'Extinct' In China, Forest Survey Shows

10 years ago from Science Daily

China's fauna exhibits a unique diversity of apes. Unfortunately, the apes are more strongly endangered by extinction in China than in any other country. A research team assembled by anthropologists...

PHOTO IN THE NEWS: Gold Toothpick-Earwax Spoon Found

10 years ago from National Geographic

The tiny grooming tool discovered on the seafloor off Key West, Florida, is just the latest treasure revealed during the hunt for the shipwrecked Spanish galleon Santa Margarita.

Pharaoh's Unusual Feminine Appearance Suggests Two Gene Defects

10 years ago from Physorg

The feminine features and elongated head of ancient Egypt`s King Akhenaten may be attributed to two genetic defects called aromatose excess syndrome and craniosynostosis, said Yale School of Medicine dermatology...

Cenozoic fossil parrot found in Denmark

10 years ago from UPI

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, May 20 (UPI) -- Scientists have discovered that what is now Denmark was once home to a parrot species with a wingspan of almost 20 feet.

'Mind-blowing' new creature discovered

10 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Among the greatest mysteries in zoology for more than a century have been vaguely shrimp-like creatures known as y-larvae.  Now researchers may have solved this puzzle by dosing the y-larvae...

Reproductive Plasticity Revealed: Neotropical Treefrog Can Choose To Lay Eggs In Water Or On Land

10 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers have discovered a treefrog known to lay eggs terrestrially, also lays eggs in water both at the surface and fully submerged. Although this yellow treefrog is the first vertebrate...

Understanding How Enzymes Help Keep Clothes Clean

10 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Scientists from Novozymes and two Swedish research institutions have been honored with The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) Distinguished Paper Award, recognizing the best 2007 research article that appeared in...

Transitional Frog Lays Eggs on Water and Land

10 years ago from Live Science

A tree frog is shedding light on the moment in history when our ancestors crawled onto land.

University of Chicago launches first archaeological dig at site of 1893 World's Fair

10 years ago from Physorg

A group of undergraduates at the University of Chicago has come in touch with the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, launching the first archaeological dig of the famed Chicago fair site...

Asian vultures face extinction in the wild

10 years ago from UPI

LONDON, May 19 (UPI) -- British researchers say Asian vultures are facing the possibility of extinction in the wild within a decade.

Multiple New Species Of Fruit Flies With Overlapping Niches Discovered

10 years ago from Science Daily

Evidence of physically similar species hidden within plant tissues suggest that diversity of neotropical herbivorous insects may not simply be a function of plant architecture, but may also reflect the...

Sulfur In Marine Archaeological Shipwrecks: The 'Hull Story' Gives A Sour Aftertaste

10 years ago from Science Daily

Advanced chemical analyses reveal that, with the help of smart scavenging bacteria, sulfur and iron compounds accumulated in the timbers of the Swedish warship Vasa during her 333 years on...

Evolution of St. Louis encephalitis traced

10 years ago from UPI

NEW YORK, May 19 (UPI) -- U.S. geneticists say they have traced the evolution of St. Louis encephalitis and determined the origin of the disease.

China, Myanmar: Why we do or don't help

10 years ago from MSNBC: Science

The dire situations in cyclone-battered Myanmar and quake-tossed southwestern China and the impulse of many to offer relief have a lot to do with human nature. Our hunter-gatherer ancestors likely...

Science Weekly podcast: the RI, the embryology Bill, and kebabs

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

The pod is joined by two of the of RI's most distinguished members. We hear from the opponents and supports of the embryology bill. And astrobiologist David Catling tells us...

Explorers marvel at 'Brittlestar City' on seamount in powerful current swirling around Antarctica

10 years ago from Physorg

Census of Marine Life-affiliated scientists, plumbing the secrets of a vast underwater mountain range south of New Zealand, captured the first images of a novel “Brittlestar City” established against daunting...

VIDEO: Primates Climb Treadmill

10 years ago from National Geographic

The tree-dwelling creatures were put on a specially built treadmill of ropes and pulleys as part of new research into how much energy the animals expend.

WEEK IN PHOTOS: Giant Bug, Rocket Man, Baby Croc, More

10 years ago from National Geographic

See "Fusion Man" fly via a jet-powered wing on his back, a giant beetle escape a smuggler, volcanic ash falling eerily, and more.

55 Million Year Old Parrot Fossil Discovered In Scandinavia

10 years ago from Science Daily

Palaeontologists have discovered fossil remains in Scandinavia of parrots dating back 55 million years. The fossils indicate that parrots once flew wild over what is now Norway and Denmark. Parrots...

Mixed Results For Late-talking Toddlers

10 years ago from Science Daily

New research findings from the world's largest study on language emergence have revealed that one in four late-talking toddlers continue to have language problems by age seven.

MIT solves gravity-defying bird beak mystery

10 years ago from Biology News Net

As Charles Darwin showed nearly 150 years ago, bird beaks are exquisitely adapted to the birds' feeding strategy. A team of MIT mathematicians and engineers has now explained exactly how...

PHOTO IN THE NEWS: Myanmar's Jeweled Temple Damaged

10 years ago from National Geographic

Cyclone Nargis stripped gold panels and precious gems from parts of the 2,500-year-old Shwedagon Paya temple complex, one of the world's largest Buddhist sites.

New study reveals hidden neotropical diversity

10 years ago from Physorg

Evidence of physically similar species hidden within plant tissues suggest that diversity of neotropical herbivorous insects may not simply be a function of plant architecture, but may also reflect the...

Bones found in Brandon likely a century old; belong to aboriginals

10 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Human bones found at a construction site in Brandon earlier this week were more than a century old and could be from more than one person, officials said Wednesday.

Museum displays big and small family jewels

10 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Sigurdur Hjartarson is missing a human penis to display at the Icelandic Phallological Museum, which offers close-up looks at the long and the short of the male reproductive organ.