23 May 2022 - 10:39
Highlights A new study has mapped out the natural history of drywood termites—the second largest family of termites. Drywood termites form small colonies primarily in wood and are generally...
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22 Mar 2022 - 09:00
Highlights It’s well understood that the presence of barriers can impact the underlying genetic diversity of a population, but these dynamics have not been thoroughly studied in small systems,...
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12 Jan 2022 - 12:00
Highlights Scientists have discovered two new species of goby fish in Palawan, a Philippine archipelago which have been named Rhinogobius estrellae and Rhinogobius tandika The gobies belong to...
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23 Dec 2021 - 10:00
Highlights A new study has found that venoms found in snakes and mammals share a common origin Researchers traced the origin of a class of toxins, called kallikrein serine proteases, to a...
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5 Oct 2021 - 16:08
Highlights Scientists have discovered three new species of goby fish, two found in Okinawa and a third from Palawan in the Philippines Each species has a similar body form to known species,...
Type: Press release
29 Jun 2021 - 18:00
Highlights Bobtail and bottletail squids are tiny marine invertebrates that are found throughout the world’s oceans and are useful model animals for research There are 68 recognized species of...
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1 Jun 2021 - 17:20
Professor Evan Economo has been named a 2021–2022 fellow at Harvard Radcliffe Institute, joining an extraordinary group of artists, scientists, scholars, and practitioners who will learn from and...
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25 May 2021 - 04:00
Highlights Clownfish species develop their characteristic white stripes, or bars, during the process of metamorphosis Researchers have now discovered that the white bars form at different speeds...
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3 Mar 2021 - 04:00
Highlights Researchers have revealed how an ant’s trap-jaw – a powerful, ultrafast and complex evolutionary trait – evolved from a simpler ancestral jaw mechanism The study found that the trap-...
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17 Feb 2021 - 02:30
Highlights New research has found that a group of genes that reduces the risk of developing severe COVID-19 by around 20% is inherited from Neanderthals These genes, located on chromosome 12,...
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19 Oct 2020 - 09:00
Ants are one of the most successful groups of animals on the planet, occupying anywhere from temperate soil to tropical rainforests, desert dunes and kitchen counters. They’re social insects and...
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30 Sep 2020 - 00:00
Since first appearing in late 2019, the novel virus, SARS-CoV-2, has had a range of impacts on those it infects. Some people become severely ill with COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, and...
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