Arachnophobes fearful of spiders jumping, creeping or falling into their beds now have something new to worry about. Some spiders might also glide in through the window.
What is this thing called life? Biologists are life's detectives, discovering how life works and what makes animals, plants and microbes "alive." Organisms don't remain the same forever. Without change, life on Earth would stagnate. Species are in a constant dance with their environment. When an environment changes, the species that live within must change too, evolving to better adapt in order to survive. The end result is the diversity of life we see around us.
The Home Microbiome Project is an initiative aimed at uncovering the dynamic co-associations between people's bacteria and the bacteria found in their homes. The hope is that the data and project will show that routine monitoring of the microbial diversity of your body and of the environment in which you live is possible.
Study of predator-prey relationships in Yellowstone could contribute to predator conservation and management worldwide
In this episode, Charlie and Jordan chat about rare nautiluses, how to fold a shell and girls in computer science classes.
In this episode, Jordan and Charlie chat about fruit fly parents, the lizard mating game and "yellow" chemistry.
In this episode, Charlie and Jordan talk coral offspring's inherent traits, take a peek inside turtle shells and delve into how invasive marine species become invasive.
Before Alaska's upper Kuparuk River freezes solid, Arctic grayling forge upstream to the deep waters of their winter haven: Green Cabin Lake.
Catalin Chiritescu talked about how the technology works at the 2014 BIO International Convention.
New biomechanics visualization technology can be shared among scientists in open source database
Mercury pollution can have significant adverse health effects on both humans and wildlife.The high mercury concentrations found in dolphins may reflect environmental differences in mercury contamination which can impact the concentration of mercury found in fish species that local human populations consume.
At Rice University, Oleg Igoshin and colleagues discover an interesting mechanism whereby bacteria sense the completion of DNA replication to synchronize the sporulation process.
Study identifies extensive genetic changes responsible for adaptations to arctic life in woolly mammoths
In this episode, Jordan and Charlie chat about the origins of life, polar bears in the summer time and what it takes to limit energy consumption at home.
The rough surface of shark skin helps sharks move faster through the water. Mathematicians have developed an equation for how this roughness translates into less viscosity for a swimming shark.
When it comes to the three-horned dinosaur called the Triceratops, science is showing the ancient creatures might have been a little more complex than we thought.
Scripps Oceanography graduate student Elizabeth Sibert describes how a mass extinction event helped launch the modern "age of fish."
An international team of researchers led by the University of Missouri and Stockholm University has used cutting-edge genomics to analyze the co-evolution theory and identified the mechanisms responsible for this phenomenon. Scientists believe that understanding how co-evolution works could help provide genetic clues for producing heartier plants and food for a growing global population.
A scientist has discovered that bioluminescence may not have originated as a means to ward off predators, but instead evolved as a way to survive in harsh climates--at least in one millipede. The finding, based on the discovery of a millipede that hadn't been seen in 50 years, shows that even the seemingly most complex and intricate of traits can be traced in evolution as small steps leading to a complex feature we see today.
Looking in to the complex animal life and how it has evolved over time.
In this episode, Charlie and Jordan delve into a study of mammoth proportions, chat about a new 3-D printed soft robot and an advance in breast cancer research.