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A study published this week found that treating ants with chemicals can alter…

In Florida carpenter ant colonies, distinct worker castes called minors and majors exhibit pronounced differences in social behavior throughout their lives. In a new study published today in Science, a multi-institution team anchored at.

Scientists have identified a protein that chops up the mitochondrial DNA in a dad’s sperm after it fertilizes an egg. The finding helps explain why mitochondrial DNA is usually passed on only by mothers.

Scientists find clue to why mitochondrial DNA comes only from mom

BREAK DOWN Like most cells, sperm contain energy-producing mitochondria (one organelle and its membrane (red circle) shown, left). Once a sperm fertilizes an egg, the sperm’s mitochondria break down inside that membrane (right).

Comparing DNA from Cinnamon, a female Abyssinian cat, with that of other domestic and wild cats has revealed how domestication shaped cats’ genes.

Genes tell tale of cat domestication

Comparing DNA from Cinnamon, a female Abyssinian cat, with that of other domestic and wild cats has revealed how domestication shaped cats’ genes.

Every Antarctic Creature Known, Mapped : Animals : Nature World News

Cephalopod skin inspires engineers to design sheets of adaptive camouflage sensors.

Planetary Nebula Mz3: The Ant Nebula

The Ant Nebula, a cloud of dust and gas whose technical name is resembles an ant when observed using ground-based telescopes. The nebula lies within our galaxy between and light years from Earth. Photo taken by Hubble Telescope.

DNA-based facial sketches are moving into the crime-solving arena. With current science, predictions of some features are better than others.

Can DNA predict a face?

Can DNA Predict A Face? DNA-based facial sketches are moving into the crime-solving arena. With current science, predictions of some features are better than others.

El Capitan in Yosemite National Park (California) glows at sunset. This effect is known as alpenglow, and it commonly occurs Yosemite during the winter months.

El Capitan in Yosemite National Park (California) glows at sunset. This effect is known as alpenglow, and it commonly occurs Yosemite during the winter months. iPhone photos by Kari Cobb.

Transplants of light-gathering cells restore night vision in rodents.

See, blind mice

— Scientists from the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology have shown for the first time that transplanting light-sensitive photoreceptors into the eyes of visually impaired mice can restore their vision.

This is a juvenile Solaster dawsoni or morning sun star. Don't let its adorable diminutive size mislead you -- this little squirt will grow up to be a voracious predator, feasting on other sea star species.

This is what a baby starfish looks like

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'Widespread Marketing' of E-Cigarettes Targets Teens, CDC Says

A polypill for heart disease cannot overcome poor diet choices, lack of exercise, smoking and constant stress.

Cher is back on the charts with ‘Woman’s World’

A polypill for heart disease cannot overcome poor diet choices, lack of exercise, smoking and constant stress.

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