Taking a swig of red wine before eating Brussels sprouts appears to moderate Brussels sprouts' polarizing flavor. Christopher Intagliata reports
The drowsiness we experience after a hearty Thanksgiving meal is usually blamed on the amino acid tryptophan, which turkey supposedly has an extra helping of. Or does it? Scientific American editor Ferris Jabr investigates.
Freak heavy rainstorms in 2015 and 2017 wiped out many dry-adapted microbes in the Atacama Desert, useful info in the search for life off Earth. Christopher Intagliata reports.
“Campesinos” are driving the evolution of maize in North America
The single organism that is the Utah aspen grove known as Pando is on the decline due to herbivores wiping out its youngest tree outgrowths
The new service lets consumers contribute to medical research, but still poses privacy concerns
Looking to fire-adapted trees and animals could reduce the impacts of California’s deadly blazes
Immigrants to the U.S. lose their native mix of gut microbes almost immediately after arriving in the U.S.—which researchers can't quite explain. Christopher Intagliata reports.
A few very brief reports about international science and technology from Alaska to Indonesia, including one on offshore dairy farming from the Netherlands.
But the dolphins are no slouches either
Researchers recorded piranha "honks" and catfish "screeches" in the Peruvian Amazon, which might illuminate fish activity in murky jungle waters. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Anthropologist Jennifer Raff argues that race is culturally created, but has biological consequences.
Microbial partnerships turn out to be more common and influential than scientists could have ever imagined
Tons of dumped nets and other fishing equipment are strangling animals and habitats
Listening to the sounds panda pairs make when they're introduced could lead to better breeding success. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Metal-organic frameworks are compounds that are set to solve some tough challenges: producing water in the desert, removing greenhouse gases from the air and storing dangerous gases more safely.
How do blood type, exercise habits, and even pregnancy factor into whether or not mosquitoes find someone irresistible?
The "low hanging fruit" of genome-related health care will be knowing which drugs are likely to treat you best, says science journalist Carl Zimmer.
A tiny fly, related to biting no-see-ums, pollinates cacao trees and enables our chocolate cravings. Christopher Intagliata reports.
When staying warm is a matter of survival, they use this tried-and-true strategy.