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Why Did Penguins Stop Flying? The Answer Is Evolutionary

Penguins' swimming prowess cost them their ability to fly, a new study says.<p><b>Penguins lost the ability to fly eons ago, and scientists may have finally figured out why. A new study suggests that getting off the ground eventually just took too much effort for birds that were becoming expert …

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

Macrophages let salamanders replace limbs - Futurity

MONASH U. (AUS) — Salamanders can regrow limbs thanks to their immune systems, which could …

Pictures: Nano "Flowers" Created in Lab

Scientists can control the self-assembly of molecules to build nano-size flowers in the lab, a new study says.

Pictures We Love: May

A desert oasis, nano flowers, and a "jet artist" feature among our photo editors' picks of the most interesting news pictures from May.

Atlantic Sturgeon: Freshwater Species of the Week

Wildlife<p>A friend of mine who works for Riverkeeper grew up on the Hudson River, where he heard tales from the grizzled old fishermen about the massive, dinosaur-like fish known as sturgeon, which used to ply American waters in great numbers. My friend is so enamored with the fish that he jokingly …

6 Women Scientists Who Were Snubbed Due to Sexism

Despite enormous progress in recent decades, women still have to deal with biases against them in the sciences.<p><b>In April, National Geographic News published a story about the letter in which scientist Francis Crick described DNA to his 12-year-old son. In 1962, Crick was awarded a Nobel Prize for</b> …

Docs Talk About Breast Cancer

Two leading oncologists explain what a high-risk gene means for patients.<p><b>Breast cancer is in the headlines: Angelina Jolie had a double mastectomy when she learned that she carries a gene that puts her at high risk for the disease. We spoke to experts Powel H. Brown and Marisa Weiss to learn more</b> …

What Gives Elite Everest Climbers Their Edge?

Medical researchers study why some athletes do better at high altitude.<p><b>Elite climbers are testing the limits of the human body on top of the world's tallest peaks. Bruce Johnson, a professor of medicine and physiology at the Mayo Clinic, accompanied the recent National Geographic 2012 team</b> …

World’s most comprehensive guide to primates - in pictures

Best Night-Sky Pictures of 2013 Named

Winners of the 2013 Earth & Sky photo contest capture the beauty of the night sky and highlight the issue of light pollution.

African Clawed Frog Spreads Deadly Amphibian Fungus

Global trade, scientific and medical advancements contributed to the spread of a deadly amphibian disease.<p><b>Apocalyptic, catastrophic, devastating: All words used to describechytrid fungus infections that are wiping out amphibians around the world, including hundreds of frog and salamander …

Minds traumatised by disaster heal themselves without therapy

One of the largest earthquakes ever recorded hit on Boxing Day 2004. The resulting tsunami devastated huge swaths of the Indian Ocean coastline and …

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #41

Changing Planet<p><b>We were unable to post the “Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week” last month due to work in the field and limited internet access. Here are the first 25 of a collection of 50 wild bird photographs submitted to the Wild Bird Trust in April… Absolutely stunning photography that</b> …

Space Pictures This Week: Sunrise From Space, Saturn After Dark

Astronauts see the sun rise from space, Saturn goes dark, and a volcano spews ash in this week’s best space pictures.

How to spot a murderer's brain

In 1987, Adrian Raine, who describes himself as a neurocriminologist, moved from Britain to the US. His emigration was prompted by two things. The …

10 gross ingredients you didn't know were in your food

Since the horsemeat scandal, more of us than ever before are holding a microscope up to what we eat. But no matter how many labels you read, you …

"Khotso" Peace at Devil's Knuckles

"Khotso" Peace at Devil's Knuckles

I am a research scientist, and that's why I drink

Please allow me to introduce myself, I am Dr Kayleigh Dodd, once a hard working, enthusiastic young science graduate preparing myself for an …

Letters: Opening up the cord-cutting debate

The debate around umbilical cord-clamping raises a number of questions for both mothers and medical practitioners (Cutting cord too early puts babies …

Scientists find key to ageing process in hypothalamus

Scientists have found a biological command centre for the ageing process in a lump of brain the size of a nut.<p>The US team identified the mechanism in …

Transplant hope for women born without wombs

Sophie Lewis was told at the age of 16 that she would never be able to bear a child of her own. If she wanted a family, the only options would be …

Climate changes could bring malaria to the UK

Leading health experts are urging the government to take action against the growing threat that mosquito-borne diseases, including potentially fatal …

The Jamestown cannibalism is no surprise – it's part of human history

The news of famine cannibalism in Jamestown in the notorious winter of 1609-10 has caught the popular imagination on both sides of the Atlantic, with …

Antibiotics could cure 40% of chronic back pain patients

Up to 40% of patients with chronic back pain could be cured with a course of antibiotics rather than surgery, in a medical breakthrough that one …

Soldiers' faces predict aggression, military rank and number of children

What role has aggression played in human evolution? Can scientists predict who might be more aggressive? And how might increased aggressiveness be …