/ Jun 9, 2017

Key ingredient of life found circling infant stars

Two teams of astronomers said Thursday they have for the first time detected a key chemical building block of life swirling around infant stars that resemble our sun before its planets formed. The molecule, methyl isocyanate, "plays an essential role in the formation of proteins, ...

T. rex had scales, not feathers, study says

/ Jun 7, 2017

T. rex had scales, not feathers, study says

Tyrannosaurus rex had scales, not feathers, a study Wednesday said, rescuing the dinosaur's reputation as a fearsome killer with a rough-and-tough hide. Recent research has claimed to provide evidence for feathers in ancestors of T. rex, and suggested the iconic carnivore may itself have sported ...

Unique reef fish 'kisses' take sting out of coral diet

/ Jun 6, 2017

Unique reef fish 'kisses' take sting out of coral diet

Featuring slime and suction, a kiss from a tubelip wrasse — a colorful reef fish — is no one's idea of romance. But it is perfectly suited for eating a hazardous diet using one of the animal kingdom's most unique feeding strategies. Scientists on Monday ...