A Thames tributary has been recovering since regulations changed in 1991
Sometimes the best solution to a sticky situation is a quick escape, and few escapes are faster than a trap-jaw ant’s.
Archaeologists unearthed wood from a Roman villa when digging Rome’s subway—and scientists determined the planks came all the way from France. Christopher Intagliata reports. ...
The prawn population could eat snails without becoming invasive
The white bellbird of the Amazon may be the loudest bird in the world.
Playing the sounds of a healthy reef near damaged corals may help bring the fish community back. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Scientists uncover patterns that predict which insects will harm North America’s conifers
A study done in South America found that with increasing population density, humans had more diversity of fungi on the skin but less microbial diversity in the gut.
Could the process of aging be slowed or even reversed in skin? New metabolomics studies suggest it can.
A few brief reports about international science and technology from Mexico to Tanzania, including one about the need to quarantine bananas in Colombia that are potentially infected by a fungus...
Ground-penetrating radar can detect tiny density differences that lead to images of ancient footprints impossible to discern by eye.
A hairy science project from Science Buddies
A mix of silkworms’ proteins acts as a scaffold for 3-D-printed tissues and organs
Three scientists discuss the plant science and history of bitters—and share a Thanksgiving cocktail
Indigenous artists in what’s now British Columbia created pigments by cooking aquatic bacteria. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Journalist and author Beth Gardiner talks about her new book Choked: Life and Breath in the Age of Air Pollution . And CRISPR pioneer Jennifer Doudna talks about gene editing. ...
Researchers activated specific brain cells in zebra finches to teach them songs they’d ordinarily have to hear to learn.
Pet dogs appeared more interested in videos of a bouncing ball when the motion of the ball matched a rising and falling tone. Christopher Intagliata reports.
World-changing technologies that are poised to rattle the status quo
Young arachnids may see the world in as much detail as adults