Evolution

Songbirds Like It Sweet!

Hong Kong, China — Humans can easily identify sweet-tasting foods – and with pleasure. However, many carnivorous animals lack this ability, and whether birds, descendants of meat-eating dinosaurs,...

Evolution of Axial Patterning

Vienna, Austria — In a new article in Nature Communications, a research group led by Grigory Genikhovich at the University of Vienna has found that the way the main body axis of sea anemones is patterned...

Are We Genetically ‘Grounded’?

Jerusalem, Israel — For centuries, scientists, aeronautic designers and adventure-seekers have sought to replicate the qualities that allow birds to fly, namely wing-structure and balance. However,...

Study Reveals New Biomolecule

Stanford, CA — Stanford researchers have discovered a new kind of biomolecule that could play a significant role in the biology of all living things. The novel biomolecule, dubbed glycoRNA, is a...

New Proteins ‘Out of Nothing’

Münster, Germany — Proteins are the key component in all modern forms of life. Haemoglobin, for example, transports the oxygen in our blood; photosynthesis proteins in the leaves of plants convert...

Evolution’s Game of Rock-Paper-Scissors

Bethlehem, PA — If B is better than A, and C is better than B, it follows by the transitive property that C is better than A. And, yet, this is not always the case. Every kid is familiar with the Rock-Paper-Scissors...

A Glimpse into the Formation of Mitoribosome

Solna, Sweden — The mitochondrial ribosome is an intricate machine that translates the organellar genome into functional proteins. The formation of the mitochondrial ribosome is a hierarchical process...

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