Biologists discover 11 new rain frog species in the Andes

Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Scientists have found 11 new species of rain frogs hiding in the tropical forests of the Ecuadorian Andes. Typically, scientific...

New dinosaur species discovered in South Africa

Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Researchers in South Africa have discovered a new species of dinosaur. The newly named dino remains had been laying...

CRISPR-Cas can now modify dozens, or hundreds, of genes at once

Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Scientists have supercharged CRISPR-Cas technology. According to a new study, the method can now be used to modify dozens,...

Plant roots began following gravity 350 million years ago

Aug. 2 (UPI) -- To make the transition from sea to land, plant roots had to learn to grow downward, to follow gravity....

Peppered moth caterpillars sense color through their skin

Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Peppered moth caterpillars don't see color so much as they feel it. According to new research, peppered moths, during...

Rock lobster’s organs, reflexes harmed by seismic air guns

July 25 (UPI) -- Whales and dolphins aren't the only species negatively affected by seismic surveys. According to a new study, the sensory...

India’s Chandrayaan-2 enters moon’s orbit

Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Some 30 days after liftoff, India's Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft successfully entered the moon's orbit on Tuesday after performing one of...

Earliest evidence of high-altitude living found in Ethiopia

Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Archaeologists have found a 30,000-years-old rock shelter in Ethiopia. The ancient site is the earliest evidence of high-altitude living,...

Western gorillas use their teeth to crack open, eat nuts

Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Gorillas strong jaws and broad teeth help them break down tough, fibrous plant material. The great apes spend much...

Unusual structures in bacteria suggest photosynthesis older than thought

July 25 (UPI) -- Scientists have discovered unusual structures in rare bacteria that resemble the cellular components that power photosynthesis. The discovery, described...

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