Scientists at Gingko Bioworks have resurrected the smell of an extinct flower by putting together the pieces of its DNA.
Researchers surveyed the world’s 124 coffee species and found more than half are threatened
Ants infected with fungal pathogens steer clear of other cliques within the colony—avoiding wider infection, and allowing for a sort of immunity. Lucy Huang reports.
Understanding how microbial communities change after a fire can help researchers to predict how an ecosystem will recover
Climate change is shifting population numbers and nest building by resident and migratory birds in Europe—sometimes leading to deadly conflict. Christopher Intagliata reports.
In animal studies, a set of 24 genes involved in neural development, learning and memory, and cognition, seem to be associated with monogamy. Karen Hopkin reports.
Researchers have a lot to learn about the previously banned crop before it flourishes on U.S. farms
Lewi Stone used his statistical prowess to reveal the furious intensity of the Holocaust’s industrial-scale genocide during three months of 1942
Scientists are working to correct a genetic defect in cystic fibrosis patients by having them inhale RNA. Christopher Intagliata reports.
The finding suggests this visual ability may be more “primitive” than scientists thought
More than a quarter of the seedlings sampled at native plant nurseries were infected with pathogens—which could hamper restoration work. Christopher Intagliata reports.
His job is for the avians
A new way to measure internal time could yield insight into sleep deprivation and disease
Neither animal, plant, fungus nor familiar protozoan, a strange microbe foretells incredible biodiversity yet to be discovered
Fructose and sucrose can make it all the way to the colon, where they spell a sugary death sentence for beneficial bacteria. Karen Hopkin reports.
Strong relationships seem to help baboons overcome early life adversity, and that could have big implications for human health
Studies to improve the productivity, resistance and taste of rice crops are central to China’s commanding position
Ghrelin, the hormone that makes you hungry, also makes food, and food smells, irresistibly appealing. Karen Hopkin reports.
Peafowls' head crests are specifically tuned to the vibrations produced by feather-rattling male peacocks, thus acting as a sort of antenna. Jason G. Goldman reports.
The hormone irisin encourages bone remodeling, in part by first triggering another substance that encourages some bone breakdown.