Mussels in the lakes, themselves invasive species, may not be able to outcompete Asian carp for food, as previously thought
Over the past decade, the number of encounters between humans and sharks swimming off the coast of California has risen dramatically. Chris Lowe, director of the Shark Lab at California State University, Long Beach, says this summer is shaping up to be a major year for these sharks along the state’s 840-mile coastline...
Lobsters, birds and some primates use quarantine to ward off infections
Velvety free-tailed bats produce sounds that help them locate insect prey but simultaneously identify them to their companions.
Old, big trees are dying faster than in the past, leaving younger, less biodiverse forests that store less carbon worldwide.
The stomach contents of young great white sharks show that they spend a lot of time patrolling the seafloor for meals.
Many species are known to have changed their migration routes in response to the changing climate. They now include mule deer and Bewick’s swans.
Here are some brief reports about science and technology from around the planet, including one about a 70-million-year-old mollusk fossil that reveals years back then had a few more days than we have now...
Author Merlin Sheldrake shows how this neglected kingdom is essential for life on earth
What scientists know about the inner workings of the pathogen that has infected the world
Subtle variations in our DNA may have led to the modulation of pitch to convey word meaning
A new experiment suggests DNA and RNA may have formed together before the origin of life
New blood tests help to track disease-causing Plasmodium strains
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Vesicles secreted by stem cells might give clinicians a safer and simpler alternative to cell therapy, but researchers are still grappling with how best to prepare and study these tiny particles...
A biomarker for PTSD, RNA to help kidney repair and other highlights from clinical trials and laboratory studies.
A decade after microRNAs were found in mother’s milk, scientists are still trying to work out why they are there and how they affect health.
Kenneth Witwer says that RNA in food could have profound effects on the human digestive system and on health more generally.
RNA is now known to travel outside cells to tissues around the body. Researchers are working out whether they can exploit this extracellular RNA to detect and treat disease.
Some studies have suggested that plants and fungi exchange RNA through extracellular vesicles. This has led some scientists to develop crop sprays that contain RNA.