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Taking the Quantum Leap: The New Physics for Nonscientists

Taking the Quantum Leap: The New Physics for Nonscientists      ... Read More

Single-celled Algae Took The Leap To Multicellularity 200 Million Years Ago

February 22, 2009 — Some algae have been hanging together rather than going it alone much longer than previously thought,... Read More


spring 1. To leap; to bound; to jump. The mountain stag that springs From height to height, and bounds along the plains.... Read More


Leaping From leap, to jump. Leaping house, a brothel. Leaping pole, a pole used in some games of leaping. (Science: zoology)... Read More


Jump 1. To pass by a spring or leap; to overleap; as, to jump a stream. 2. To cause to jump; as, he jumped his horse across... Read More

Computer Memory May Leap With Solution To Chemical Mystery

A Florida State University researcher has helped solve a scientific mystery that stumped chemists for nearly seven... Read More

Dartmouth, GlycoFi researchers make leap in protein bioengineering

Investigators at Dartmouth's Thayer School of Engineering, the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and the biotechnology... Read More

Model Of Internal Clocks Reveals How Jet Lag Disrupts The System

Model Of Internal Clocks Reveals How Jet Lag Disrupts The System Symptoms of extreme jet lag may result from the body... Read More


ramp 1. To spring; to leap; to bound; to rear; to prance; to become rampant; hence, to frolic; to romp. 2. To move by leaps,... Read More


Bounce 1. To strike or thump, so as to rebound, or to make a sudden noise; a knock loudly. Another bounces as hard as he can... Read More

Female Concave-eared Frogs Draw Mates With Ultrasonic Calls

Most female frogs don't call; most lack or have only rudimentary vocal cords. A typical female selects a mate from a chorus... Read More

Receptors: Models for Binding, Trafficking, and Signaling

Receptors: Models for Binding, Trafficking, and Signaling       ... Read More

Protecting Humans And Animals From Diseases In Wildlife

October 9, 2009 — Avian influenza (H5N1), rabies, plague, Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), and more recently swine... Read More

3-D cell culture: Making cells feel right at home

HOUSTON -- (March 15, 2010) -- The film "Avatar" isn't the only 3-D blockbuster making a splash this winter. A... Read More

The Perfect Prawn?

  Could it be that science has ultimately found a way to breed the perfect prawn? The average industry productivity for... Read More


salient 1. Moving by leaps or springs; leaping; bounding; jumping. Frogs and salient animals. 2. Shooting out up; springing;... Read More


swing 1. The act of swinging; a waving, oscillating, or vibratory motion of a hanging or pivoted object; oscillation; as,... Read More


mound An artificial hill or elevation of earth; a raised bank; an embarkment thrown up for defense; a bulwark; a rampart;... Read More

Flying fish

A flying fish is a fish distinguished by the ability to leap from the water and seem to fly over a considerable distance... Read More

Philippine tarsier

Definition noun, plural: Philippine tarsiers A tarsier species endemic to the islands of the Philippines Supplement Tarsiers... Read More

Spectral tarsier

Definition noun, plural: spectral tarsiers A tarsier species that inhabits the forests of Indonesia, such as Sulawesi, Pulau... Read More

The interstitium – a new biological organ?

Scientists found, apparently by accident, a new biological organ and they want it called "interstitium". The discovery was... Read More

CRISPR caused gene damage? Rise and pitfall of the gene-editor

CRISPR as a gene-editing tool made a prodigious leap forward in science. In 2015, it was heralded as Science’s 2015... Read More

Wild dolphins learn to “tail-walk” on the water, yet it’s just a fad

Dolphins performing acrobatic tricks have, time and again, fascinated and mesmerized people. As early as 1860s, capturers... Read More

Found: An Underlying Pattern

Published by biologyonline.com on March 29, 2009   Mathematics, statistics and computational methods are some of... Read More

Newly found species fills evolutionary gap between fish and land animals

Paleontologists have discovered fossils of a species that provides the missing evolutionary link between fish and the first... Read More

Galaxy ‘Hunting’ Made Easy

Artist's impression showing a galaxy located between an observer on Earth and a background quasar that acts as... Read More

Can you “catch” obesity?

There is a lot of good advice to help us avoid becoming fat, such as eat less and exercise. But if some researchers are... Read More

Methane-belching Bugs Inspire A New Theory Of The Origin Of Life On Earth

Two laboratories at Penn State set out to show how an obscure undersea microbe metabolizes carbon monoxide into methane and... Read More

"Mummified" Dinosaur Discovered In Montana

By Hillary Mayell An onsite restoration drawing of how "Leonardo" may... Read More

Contagious Obesity? Identifying The Human Adenoviruses That May Make Us Fat

There is a lot of good advice to help us avoid becoming obese, such as "Eat less," and "Exercise." But here's a new and... Read More

Bioscience-bioethics and life factors affecting reproduction with special reference to the Indigenous Australian population

REVIEW Bioscience-bioethics and life factors affecting reproduction with special reference to the Indigenous Australian... Read More

How Much Do You Need to Know Before You’re an Expert?

Part 1 in a 2 Part Series on Expertise How Much Do You Need to Know Before You're an Expert? By Valerie Young During a... Read More

Planting Seeds and Watching Dreams Grow

By Valerie Young The Garden is an occasional series featuring the steps fellow readers are taking to lovingly grow their... Read More

Algae’s protein ‘tails’ create motion – and aid munching

  The beating flagella of a Volvox colony creates a flow of water around it, visible here... Read More

Protein clue to tailor-made antibiotics

Scientists at the University of York have made a huge leap forward in the search for 'smarter' antibiotics.A research... Read More

Height or flight?

Fossil answers some questions about evolution of flight in dinosaurs, raises others Paleontologists have long theorized that... Read More

BCM, Rice make major advance in structural biology

Noted expert: advance one of the field's most significant in two decades HOUSTON, April 30, 2007 – Scientists from Baylor... Read More

A twist of fate — Reprogrammed fibroblasts resemble embryonic stem cells

Stem cell biology takes another exciting leap forward as scientists report that normal tissue cells can be reprogrammed to... Read More