The crested pigeon, found in Australia, has a modified wing feather that helps produce an alarm signal sound to warn other birds when there's trouble.
Specialized bacteria help trees clean up Superfund site
The insects use their legs to initiate turns, confirming something scientists have long suspected
A campaign calls for the creation of a statue to recognize Félicette, the first cat to be sent into space.
Biofilms—3-D mats of bacteria—kill as many people as cancer does and fight off antibiotics. Now scientists are turning biofilms' own weapons against them
Compounds that resemble Arctic fish proteins prevent harmful ice crystals from forming
The Bryde's whale has come up with a passive but more efficient feeding strategy in the hypoxic waters of the Gulf of Thailand.
The findings add to the longstanding debate over which were the first self-replicating molecules
Computer scientists borrowed insights from the fruit fly brain to create a more accurate search algorithm. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Using the CRISPR–Cas9 system, scientists can do much more than gene editing—they can boost gene transcription or use fluorescent proteins to paint and track a chromosome. In this Nature Video animation, several innovative uses for CRISPR are outlined and explained. This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on October 31, 2017. It is a Nature Video production.
With some training, sheep were able to select a celebrity's face over that of a stranger they'd never seen. Christopher Intagliata reports.
European doctors use gene therapy to correct an inherited disease and replace 80 percent of Syrian refugee's epidermis
SETI pioneer Jill Tarter and Berkeley researcher Dan Werthimer talk about how the discovery of nearby exoplanets is inspiring new efforts to gain info about these galactic neighbors.
Success for the “Arctic apple” could herald a new wave of lab-grown foods
Volunteers' use of certain words predicted stress-related changes in gene expression better than their self-reported feelings
Microbes could turn astronauts’ waste into nutrients or plastic
A new theory says it’s due to the first sexual conflict, which happens when the evolutionary interests of males and females do not coincide
On National Bison Day, a look at the role the Bronx played in reestablishing herds of bison on the American plains.
Studies find that species diversity and antibiotics influence cutting-edge treatments
Is it your similarities that attract you to your partner, or is it your differences? Science says our sense of smell may be important in sniffing out mates with immune systems opposite to our own