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Saturday 21 October, 2017

Dutch chimpanzee changed the food calls to match their Scottish counterparts

Chimpanzees grunt calls

Chimpanzees living in captivity are capable of learning calls that refer to specific food items.  More...

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By BioNews On Friday, February 6th, 2015

Researchers discover how hearing evolved

Lungfish and salamanders can hear, despite not having an outer ear or tympanic middle ear.  More...

By BioNews On Thursday, February 5th, 2015

How brain purposefully ignores distractions

A study has revealed that our brain purposefully ignores less important things for us to concentrate on something more crucial  More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

Doubt over stem-cell based infertility treatment

A new study by a Swedish institution suggests that infertility cannot be successfully treated with stem cells.  More...

ancient microorganisms without evolution
By BioNews On Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

A deep-sea microorganism without evolution for more than 2 billion years

Researchers have discovered the greatest absence of evolution ever reported — a type of deep-sea microorganism that appears  More...

biological clock to predict longivity
By BioNews On Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Scientists identify biological clock to predict longivity

A group of scientists has identified a biological clock that could help predict how long we live, according to a study.  More...

By BioNews On Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Larger brain region linked to longevity

People who carry a variant of a gene that is associated with longevity also have larger volumes in a front part of the brain involved in planning and decision-making  More...

spider web SEM
By BioNews On Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Spider electro-combs its sticky nano-filaments

A spider commonly found in garden centres in Britain is giving fresh insights into how to spin incredibly long and strong fibres just a few nanometres thick.  More...

Enhancer Promoter Evolution
By BioNews On Saturday, January 31st, 2015

New insights into mammalian evolution

Why is a dolphin not a cat? Despite having a common ancestor, different mammalian species have acquired their unique characteristics by repurposing functional elements through gene regulation, says a study. “What More...

By BioNews On Friday, January 30th, 2015

Ancient skull from Galilee cave offers clues to the first modern Europeans

The discovery of a 55,000-year-old partial skull in Northern Israel provides new insights into the migration of modern humans out of Africa.   More...