Tag: "furry" at biology news
Hooked on fishing, and we're heading for the bottom, says scientist
...ve finned creatures the public profile of cute and furry
ones. "It's time for leadership on global fisheries issues. It's time to act," says Dr. Pauly, Director of the Fisheries Centre at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. "We don't need more science. This is a message that's differe...
MIT engineers probe spiders' polymer art
...der this big. I never grew up around anything with furry
knuckles." But he quickly settled into dissecting the peanut-sized and -shaped protuberance on the spiders' backs containing their silk-producing glands and spinnerets. Spiders don't actually spin ("spinning" refers to the age-old art of drawing ou...
'Tribbles' protein implicated in common and aggressive form of leukemia
...oint to a protein called Tribbles, named after the furry
creatures that took over the starship Enterprise in the original Star Trek series. Tribbles was first described in fruit flies. "Tribbles had never been directly linked to human malignancy," says senior author Warren S. Pear, MD, PhD, Associate P...
Why aren't humans furry? Stone-Age moms could be the answer
.... Harris suggests that Neanderthals must have been furry
in order to survive the Ice Age. Our species would have seen them as "animals" and potential prey. Harris?hypothesis continues that Neanderthals went extinct because human ancestors ate them. This year's prize judge was Professor Jonathan Rees FM...