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Gene plays the primary role in BMI and obesity transmission

Obesity, which means too much body fat, is a serious health issue. Being obese can increase the risk of many diseases. The World Health Organization...
Stenophlebia liaoningensis 42.2mm

The first Early Cretaceous damsel-dragonfly from western Liaoning, China

In the Jurassic and Cretaceous, damsel-dragonflies widely existed in Europe (e.g., Germany, Spain, England, and France). So far, only two damsel-dragonflies have been found from...
Blue Eyes

Scientists find people with blue eyes have one common ancestor

In a study, researchers found that people with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor. The study was conducted by a team at the University...
Does our gut control our brain

Does our gut control our brain?

Humans are teeming with bacteria. The ones living in our guts are particularly important because they can dramatically influence our health, both positively and negatively. However,...
Stripe formation in zebrafish and zebra

How the zebrafish got its stripes

How the zebra got its stripes is a frequent topic in popular literature about the natural world. For developmental biologists, however, it is much easier...