A 2,000-year-old latrine in China provides the first hard evidence that people carried diseases long distances along the ancient trading route.
A two-meter-tall bloom at New York Botanical Gardens exudes chemicals that mimic rotting flesh to attract pollinators
For the first time since 1939, the New York Botanical Garden has coaxed a corpse flower to open its massive bloom and flood the greenhouse with the stench of sewers and rotting meat.
Researchers can only guess about the bumpy, colorful living ball found off California
Inbred canaries sang songs with less pure tones, and at slightly different pitches, than their outbred cousins—and female canaries seemed to tell the difference.
Like the plant, a three-layered hydrogel can change shape then quickly return to original position
The finding could help doctors tackle infections in which biofilms are common, such as cystic fibrosis
Presidential candidates begin to make clear their stark differences on climate change, energy production and stem cell research
The fundraising campaign raised $220 million worldwide
Astrobiologists debate which chemical signatures would hint at life on other worlds
In mice, microbes released anticancer toxin that, with chemotherapy, shrank tumors
Copied animals’ long and healthy retirement may breathe life into cloning applications
Fish flourished in creeks in which human engineers helped shore up beaver dams made weak by poor timber availability.
Great frigate birds may stay aloft for up to two months, eating and sleeping on the wing.
Culex mosquitoes are more common and hardier than Aedes aegypti, which is known to transmit the virus
Biologists have identified a third species—a yeast—in some lichens, shaking up what's always been known as a two-party system. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Research into aging requires patience, but a small cadre of scientists is angling to speed up answers by developing the flamboyant, short-lived turquoise killifish as a new mode
De-Extinction in Action: Scientists Consider a Plan to Reinject Long-Gone DNA into the Black-Footed Ferret Population
The DNA, found in museum and frozen specimens, would boost the species’s diversity
As was widely reported on social media, the U.S. is indeed going to use aerial drones to spread vaccine-laced pellets among prairie dogs to save endangered ferrets, although, contrary to some reports, no M&Ms will be involved.
“Black and Bloom” project explores how microorganisms help to determine the pace of Arctic melting