A new study shows that RNA is capable of catalyzing electron transfer under conditions similar to those of the early Earth. Because electron transfer, the moving of an electron from one chemical species to another, is involved in many biological...
Anthropologists could shed new light on the earliest existence of humans. The study analyzed the tiny ear bones, the malleus, incus and stapes, from two species of early human ancestor in South Africa.
Host Steven Rinella Guides First-Time Hunters Joe Rogan & Bryan Callen to Highest Rating of the Season Sportsman Channel, the leader in outdoor television for the American sportsman, announced today Sunday’s “Montana Showdown” special...Show More Summary
Was about to point out this article for confusing ‘archaeologist’ and ‘paleontologist’ as the original first sentence read: Archaeologists have uncovered a new species of bone-headed dinosaur. As noted in the comments, others noticed and it was changed.
This post was originally posted on School of Doubt on 1 May 2013. I can’t even begin to wrap my brain around the attacks on science and science education that have been dog-piling on since the sequester began. It is as if everyone has just lost it all at once. Show More Summary
Anyone who has spent time in the tropics knows that the diversity of species found there is astounding and the abundance and diversity of ants, in particular, is unparalleled. Scientists have grappled for centuries to understand why the tropics are home to more species of all kinds than the cooler temperate latitudes on both sides of the equator. Show More Summary
This interview with Ian Somerhalder by Maranda Pleasant originally appeared in this months ORIGIN Magazine: the new national Yoga+conscious Lifestyle mag. Ian Somerhalder: Star of The Vampire Diaries + formerly of Lost. Actor + Eco Powerhouse uses celebrity for change. …
Ever since the origin of life on Earth, bacteria and Archaea have been far richer in species than any other group of organisms. But it is difficult to assess their full biodiversity because most species of bacteria and Archaea cannot be grown in the laboratory. Show More Summary
Scientists have long observed that species seem to have become increasingly capable of evolving in response to changes in the environment. But computer science researchers now say that the popular explanation of competition to survive...Show More Summary
Several hypotheses have been proposed to explain the higher species numbers in the tropics, but these hypotheses have never been tested for the ants, which are one of the most ecologically and numerically dominant groups of animals on the planet. New research is helping answer these questions.
"Given the rate of destruction in this area, where 98 percent of the original Northeastern Atlantic Forest has already been destroyed, imagine how many species could have gone extinct before we even knew about them," says researcher Antonio Pontes.
As befits a duo that dreams up an opera based on Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of the Species, The Knife is one of the smartest bands working.
Origin of Species - Litographs What's better than posters made from actual text from books? Getting hem on sale, of course! If you've been eyeing to these neat Litographs and Postertext posters, you're in luck: they're on sale over at the NeatoShop. Show More Summary
Good news everyone! A project to introduce the eastern bettong onto the mainland is going well, and soon we will hopefully be overrun by these adorable marsupials. “From an original population of 32 bettongs translocated from Tasmania and introduced into the protected environs of the Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary, there are now over 50 adult bettongs,” [...]
Britain’s Natural Selection Denim recently released the lookbook for their Spring/Summer 2013 collection. The brand and each collection is largely inspired by Charles Darwin’s “Origin of Species” and its concept of constant evolution in an increasingly competitive world. Show More Summary
The Overthinkers tackle whaling in Assassin's Creed IV, the symbolism of different animal species in Star Fox, and the rocky launch of SimCity. Episode 245: Uncanny Valley of Polygonal Animal Space Pilots originally appeared on Overthinking It, the site subjecting the popular culture to a level of scrutiny it probably doesn't deserve. [Latest Posts | Podcast (iTunes Link)]
An invasive species originating in North America is threatening the native fauna of Europe in a big way. Small crossovers, largely based on B and C segment hatchbacks, are one of the few growth segments in Europe’s ailing auto industry, so much so that they could even help reverse the fortunes of a couple ailing [...]
Fossils of a species of extinct giant camel have been in the Canadian High Arctic by researchers from the Canadian Museum of Nature. This is the first evidence that camels, which originated in North America, lived that far north at one point. Show More Summary
Quick, what do these ten people have in common: Richard Dawkins, Bob Marley, Beyonce, John Cleese, George Bush, Kate Winslet, Adolph Hitler, David Attenborough and Hugh Hefner? Forget that question for the moment and concentrate on something more important. Zoobank, the world's official registry of Zoological Nomenclature, has released the Zoobank API.
Photo courtesy AACA Museum. Karl Ludvigsen, the world-regarded automotive archivist and historian, has long claimed status as the most prolific author of works on Porsche. His latest title, Porsche: Origin of Species, was recently presented with the Dean Batchelor Award by the Motor Press Guild. Those wanting to congratulate him or simply soak up his [...]