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Why Antarctic fish don’t freeze to death

Why Antarctic fish don’t freeze to death?

Fish living in the oceans around Antarctica seem like they should freeze to death. But notothenioids have it all figured out, thanks to the...

Why deep dark oceans gave life to the first big, complex organisms

Why did the first big, complex organisms spring to life in deep, dark oceans where food was scarce? A new study finds great depths...
New study makes 52 million tree stories more accessible to science

New study makes 52 million tree stories more accessible to science

The world's primary archive of tree ring data, which holds more than 52 million cost-free records spanning 8,000 years of history, has gotten a...

Scientists find a new tool for understanding enzymes — Google

Yale scientists have taken a novel approach to unraveling the complex structure and regulation of enzymes: They Googled it. In a new study published in...

A microbe’s membrane helps it survive extreme environments

Scientists discovered a protein that modifies a microbe’s membrane and helps it survive in hot, acidic environments, proving a long-standing hypothesis that these structures...

Biggest mass extinction caused by global warming leaving ocean animals gasping for breath

The largest extinction in Earth's history marked the end of the Permian period, some 252 million years ago. Long before dinosaurs, our planet was populated...

World’s first gene-edited babies? Premature, dangerous and irresponsible

A scientist in China claims to have produced the world’s first genome-edited babies by altering their DNA to increase their resistance to HIV. Aside from...

Scientists discover an unusual hallmark of aging in neurons

As we age, neurons in our brains can become damaged by free radicals. MIT biologists have now discovered that this type of damage, known as...
Newly discovered deep-sea microbes gobble greenhouse gases and perhaps oil spills, too

Newly discovered deep-sea microbes gobble greenhouse gases and perhaps oil spills, too

Scientists at The University of Texas at Austin's Marine Science Institute have discovered nearly two dozen new types of microbes, many of which use...

Scientists discover a new gear in life’s clock Vitamin D

Researchers discover that vitamin D plays a key role in embryonic development in vertebrates and by blocking vitamin D in embryos of zebrafish, researchers...