Biology News

Aug 21, 2014 by Natali Anderson

A team of researchers from the United States, Italy and the United Kingdom, has discovered a complex assemblage of bacteria and archaea in the waters and sediments of Lake Whillans, a lake that lies about 800 m beneath the surface of the West Antarctic ice sheet. This false-color scanning electron microscopy image shows a microbial cell (arrow) with coccoid morphology found in a sample from Lake Whillans. Scale bar – 2 μm. Image credit: Brent...

Aug 19, 2014 by Sergio Prostak

A multinational team of scientists headed by Dr Goncalo Rosa of the University of Kent’s Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology has described...

Aug 15, 2014 by Sci-News.com

U.S. biologists led by Prof James Westwood of the Virginia Tech’s Department of Plant Pathology, Physiology and Weed Science have found that parasitic...

Aug 12, 2014 by Natali Anderson

Two new species of jellyfish – Keesingia gigas and Malo bella, both believed to cause Irukandji syndrome, have been discovered off Western Australia’s...

Aug 11, 2014 by Sci-News.com

About half the world’s population carries a newly discovered gut virus, dubbed CrAssphage, says a team of virologists led by Prof Robert Edwards of San...

Aug 8, 2014 by Sci-News.com

According to a new study published in the journal PLoS ONE, the eyes of mesopelagic bioluminescent sharks have a higher rod density when compared to other...

Aug 5, 2014 by Sci-News.com

According to a study reported in the journal Current Biology, horses can communicate with their mobile ears and eyes. Horses in Navarre, Spain. Image credit:...

Jul 24, 2014 by Sci-News.com

According to University of California San Diego researchers Dr Christine Harris and Dr Caroline Prouvost, dogs feel jealousy too. German Shepherd puppy....

Jul 23, 2014 by Sci-News.com

The Greater mouse-eared bat (Myotis myotis) is the first mammal that’s known to use polarization patterns in the sky to calibrate an internal magnetic...