The real 'Jaws': Great white shark's genetic secrets revealed

Scientists say they have decoded the genome of Earth's largest predatory fish, detecting numerous genetic traits that help explain its remarkable evolutionary success.

With genetic tweak, mosquito population made extinct

Scientists say they succeeded for the first time in wiping out an entire population of malaria-carrying mosquitos in the lab using a gene editing tool to programme their extinction.

‘People who hear colour may have overactive brain connectivity’

Synesthesia is a rare and non-pathological condition wherein the stimulation of a certain sense provokes a secondary perception in another. In short, it makes a person hear sounds upon seeing...

We might not have existed if not for this 600 million years old accident

Scientists say a random genetic accident from millions of years ago might have enabled all of modern multicellular life to evolve, reports Business Insider.

Scientists discover terrifying prehistoric crocodile

Scientists have discovered an extraordinary and gigantic crocodile that terrorized the seas some 130 million years ago, reports The Huffington Post.

First ancient African genome sequenced

An ancient African genome has been sequenced for the first time from a 4,500-year-old skull that was discovered in the highlands of Ethiopia.

February 27, 2016
February 27, 2016

Study identifies common ancestor of chimpanzees, bonobos

Scientists reveal a common ancestor of all chimpanzees and bonobos from their DNA analysis.

January 13, 2016
January 13, 2016

Why Earth's largest ape went extinct

The biggest primate that ever walked the Earth may have died out because of its giant size and limited diet, new research suggests.

January 12, 2016
January 12, 2016

We might not have existed if not for this 600 million years old accident

Scientists say a random genetic accident from millions of years ago might have enabled all of modern multicellular life to evolve, reports Business Insider.

January 12, 2016
January 12, 2016

Scientists discover terrifying prehistoric crocodile

Scientists have discovered an extraordinary and gigantic crocodile that terrorized the seas some 130 million years ago, reports The Huffington Post.

October 9, 2015
October 9, 2015

First ancient African genome sequenced

An ancient African genome has been sequenced for the first time from a 4,500-year-old skull that was discovered in the highlands of Ethiopia.

September 2, 2015
September 2, 2015

Elusive sea creature spotted after 31yr

Researchers have spotted an elusive sea creature that boasts a vibrant golden shell covered in thick and slimy hair for the first time in 31 years.

August 25, 2015
August 25, 2015

Turning cancer into healthy tissues

Scientists believe to have found a way to turn cancerous cells back into healthy tissue.

May 13, 2015
May 13, 2015

'Dino-chicken’ created in lab

For the first time scientists create chicken embryos with broad,Velociraptor-like muzzles in the place of their beaks.

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