Homo sapiens developed a new ecological niche that…

Critical review of growing archaeological and palaeoenvironmental datasets relating to the Middle and Late Pleistocene (300-12 thousand years ago) hominin dispersals within and beyond Africa, published today in Nature Human Behaviour, demonstrates unique environmental settings and…

Smart skin for flexible monitoring

An electronic tag that stretches and flexes while it records location and environmental data can monitor marine animals in their natural habitat. [caption id="attachment_15180" align="alignnone" width="722"] Marine Skin has been shown to be suitable for…

Untangling DNA knots

Chemical engineers discover how to control knots that form in DNA molecules. [caption id="attachment_15171" align="alignnone" width="639"] DNA Double HelixImage: National Human Genome Research Institute/National Institutes of Health[/caption] CAMBRIDGE, MA -- Just like any long polymer…

Human impact on sea urchin abundance

In the longest running study of its kind, researchers found sea urchin populations were strongly affected by human-driven environmental changes. [caption id="attachment_15086" align="alignnone" width="648"] Arial view of Hatakejima Island, Wakayama where the study took place…