Fish that are so small and shy that they escape attention may be the foundation of reefs’ outsize productivity
A sensational science project from Science Buddies
Understanding why living on the street seems to cause rapid aging could help homeless people—and governments
A study found that only a small percentage of bird beak shape variation is dependent on diet, with other factors like display and nest construction probably playing parts too.
Chewing gums discovered in western Sweden contain the oldest human DNA found in Scandinavia. Christopher Intagliata reports.
An inhalation activity from Science Buddies
An emerging class of drug could send some of medicine’s most troublesome protein targets to the cellular rubbish bin
After decades of assuming that pain processing is equivalent in all sexes, scientists are finding that different biological pathways can produce an “ouch!”
The detection of this radioactive relic of nuclear weapons tests in a remote environment shows humanity’s far-reaching environmental impact
Ammonia from penguin poop gets carried on Antarctic winds, fertilizing mosses and lichens as far as a mile away. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Blocking an immune-related molecule lodged in blood vessels stops memory loss
A new study adds to growing evidence that immune system dysfunction and altered gut microbes may contribute to the development of eating disorders
The rainbow of pigments that animals use for blood illustrates a central truth about evolution
Applying network theory to HIV’s structure has revealed the most valuable—and vulnerable—parts of the virus
Is a runaway immune reaction making a dengue vaccine dangerous?
A botanical science project from Science Buddies
Algorithms learned to sift ultrasonic rat squeaks from other noise, which could help researchers who study rodents’ emotional states. Lucy Huang reports.
It is unscientific and unfair to bar female athletes with elevated testosterone
Many animals once thought to have poor sight in low light use tricks in their nervous systems to see brilliantly in the dark
Environmental DNA could offer a more cost-effective way to monitor wild Alaskan salmon populations