The mysterious microbes that gave rise to complex life

Source: NatureEvolutionary biologist David Baum was thrilled to flick through a preprint in August 2019 and come face-to-face — well, face-to-cell — with a distant cousin. Baum, who works at the...

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Long-term stress in dogs is related to the human–dog relationship and personality traits

Source: NatureAbstractPreviously, we found that dogs belonging to the herding breed group, selected for human cooperation, synchronise their long-term stress levels with their owners. The aim of the...

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Neanderthals carb loaded, helping grow their big brains

Source: ScienceHere’s another blow to the popular image of Neanderthals as brutish meat eaters: A new study of bacteria collected from Neanderthal teeth shows that our close cousins ate so many roots,...

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First monkey–human embryos reignite debate over hybrid animals

Source: NatureScientists have successfully grown monkey embryos containing human cells for the first time — the latest milestone in a rapidly advancing field that has drawn ethical questions.In the...

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