Mosquitos stealthily float off us after filling up, by virtue of fast wingbeats that generate almost instant lift with only an imperceptible additional push from the legs.
Early tests of the “vide-omics” principle have already demonstrated its potential
A body created to set national standards is now in danger
Award-winning journalist Maryn McKenna talks about her latest book Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats. (Part 2 of 2)
Award-winning journalist Maryn McKenna talks about her latest book Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats. (Part 1 of 2)
Researchers have created a synthetic form of octopus skin that can transform from a flat, 2D surface to a three-dimensional one with bumps and pits
The wild pet trade may surpass habitat loss as a factor in the growing silence of the natural world
By playing the online game Foldit, players might help design an enzyme that can stop aflatoxins from making millions sick.
Scientists have successfully edited the genes of human embryos. What does this mean for the future of genetic engineering?
Chemicals from these blazes can give the libation an ashy flavor
Jellyfish exhibit signs of a sleep state, which could mean that sleep predates the evolutionary development of central nervous systems.
Under certain circumstances squirrels will bury all of the same kind of nut near one another, a mnemonic strategy known as chunking.
Hidden cameras caught these cats sharing prey with their neighbors, suggesting pumas have a more complex society than previously believed.
Black bears and cougars share the Vancouver countryside, but not happily.
The placenta does a whole lot more than just ferry oxygen and nutrients to the fetus and take away wastes and carbon dioxide
Shutting down the top risk gene holds potential for halting the disease process
Fruit’s genome sequence has sulfur-related genes, which probably evolved to attract elephants and bats
Scientists are trying new ways to win over a skeptical public
Seeing a chance to lead, China is deploying clean energy, quantum satellites and genomics
Vanishing public repositories of microbes, both beneficial and deadly, have been essential for advances such as penicillin and CRISPR