Félix Javier Flores Zamarripa

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The 15 most amazing women in science today

But that doesn't mean they aren't making some of the most important and inspiring contributions out there.<p>We've highlighted 15 female scientists who are doing amazing things, pulled from our recent list of groundbreaking scientists who are changing the way we see the world.<p>From a woman who …

Princeton University

Mystery of Darwin's strange South American mammals solved

Last unresolved ‘major problem in mammalian evolution’ – the origin of two ungulates – has been resolved according to researchers<p>To 19th century British naturalist Charles Darwin, they were the strangest animals yet discovered, one looking like a hybrid of a hippo, rhino and rodent and another …

Paleontology

Meet Little Foot - the 3.7 million-year-old human ancestor

Scientists say a new dating technique suggests that a human ancestor whose fossils were found in a South African cave lived about 3.7 million years ago<p>Scientists have said a sophisticated new dating technique shows that Little Foot, an important fossil of an early human forerunner unearthed in the …

Evolution

How sea snails learned to gobble fish

Fish-hunting sea snails need a few good tricks if they want a meal. For instance, some species of venomous cone snails do their angling with a potent …

Biology

DNA Can't Explain All Inherited Biological Traits, Research Shows

Scientists studied proteins found in cells, known as histones, which are not part of the genetic code, but act as spools around which DNA is wound. …

'Citizen scientists' help study desert climate change

PALM SPRINGS — Carrying notebooks and GPS devices, researchers walked through the desert of Joshua Tree National Park conducting a scientific survey, methodically scanning the ground for lizards.<p>Leading the group were ecologists from the University of California, Riverside. But the rest of the …

Scientists Find Molecular Trigger of Schizophrenia-Like Behaviors and Brain Changes

<b>Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have identified a molecule in the brain that triggers schizophrenia-like behaviors, brain changes</b> …

Oldest Neanderthal DNA found in Italian skeleton

The calcite-encrusted skeleton of an ancient human, still embedded in rock deep inside a cave in Italy, has yielded the oldest Neanderthal DNA ever found.<p>These molecules, which could be up to 170,000 years old, could one day help yield the most complete picture yet of help paint a more complete …

Genes Don't Cause Racial-Health Disparities, Society Does

Researchers are looking in the wrong place: White people live longer not because of their DNA but because of inequality.<p>On April 24, 2003, shortly after the completion of the human genome project, its director Francis Collins and his team posed 15 grand challenges to the scientific community. They …

Creationist cosmology conflicts with astrobiology: Extraterrestrial life would be evidence of evolution.

Could primordial soup be served ice-cold and made with a liquid other than water? Astrobiologists believe that it’s possible on Titan. Although the …

Why Did Humans Advance Among Primates? Look to Ants For the Answer.

Biologist Edward O. Wilson explains how humans came to dominate all other large animals by adopting eusocial behaviors most often associated with …

Jurassic Park in real life: The race to modify the DNA of endangered animals and resurrect extinct ones

<i>Jurassic Park</i> has a lot to answer for. It made the idea seem so simple. Take the DNA from a microscopic drop of dinosaur blood, preserved for 65 …

The Curious Case of Birds that is far from what the Father of evolution Charles Darwin thought

It’s a remarkable mark that in nature it’s frequently the boys that have the better looks. Without the undertaking of putting their energy and …

Unbelievably Cute Mammal With Teddy Bear Face Rediscovered

You could call it one of the world’s longest games of hide and seek.<p>For more than 20 years, the Ili pika (Ochotona iliensis), a type of tiny, …

Nature

Junk DNA: Fact Or Fiction? | Anshul's Biology Blog Reports

DNA is one of the most complicated things that the human body contains. It contains thousands of nucleotide base pairings, all in a minute molecule. …

This is absolutely terrifying: “There are really only two big patches of intact forest left on Earth”

A new study uncovers the ruinous consequences, to plant and animal species, of our increasingly fragmented forests<p>Can a forest that exists only in the spaces between roads and patches cleared for human settlement and agricultural development truly be called a forest?<p>Not so much, say researchers …

First Global Review of Arctic Marine Mammals Reveals Uncertain Future

Changing Planet<p>A young polar bear comes to shore during the summer in northern Alaska. (Photograph by Eric Regehr, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)<p><i>Despite Arctic marine mammals being icons of climate change, little is known about their populations across the Arctic. In a first ever global review of</i> …

Global Warming

Why wild animals need wildlife corridors

Habitat loss is now the No. 1 threat to biodiversity on Earth. Fortunately, though, a little connectivity can go a long way.<p>Humans are now better …