Certain proteins that coordinate the healing response are present at higher levels in oral tissue—meaning wounds in the mouth fix faster. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Policymakers have tried, unsuccessfully, to change this law for decades
More than 2,500 scientists signed a letter saying that an expanded U.S.–Mexico border wall would threaten both biodiversity and scientific research. Christopher Intagliata reports.
By analyzing the proteins in ancient dental plaque, archaeologists determined that British menus almost three millennia ago featured milk, oats and peas. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Chemicals designed to simulate honeybee alarm pheromones could deter elephants from farmers’ crops, easing conflicts with humans. Annie Sneed reports.
Some species have the equivalent of many more than two sexes, but most do not. A new model suggests the reason depends on how often they mate
A network of hydrophones intended to monitor nuclear tests may prove useful for conservation
Shark researchers used a system for recognizing patterns in star field photographs to identify whale sharks, which have individual spot patterns.
A study of human–mammal interaction across the globe found animals are more prone to take to the night around humans. Jason G. Goldman reports.
The enticing scent of pee could help female felines choose the best mate
Some moth species have evolved long wing tails that flutter and twist as the moth flies, which distract hungry bats. Christopher Intagliata reports.
How the body's cycles went from folk medicine to modern science
Scientists have created a life-form that combines features of bacteria and archaea
Animals' inner lives are stranger than we can imagine
Subtle mutations can undermine our ability to fend off a specific bug
Sanderlings, red knots and ruddy turnstones failed to breed this year along the Arctic island’s east coast due to record snow cover
A prototype flexible electronic mouth guard can measure lactate levels in an athlete’s saliva, tracking muscle fatigue during training and performance.
New method that tests for insect DNA on farm produce could “revolutionize” agricultural pest surveillance
Wine book author Kevin Begos explains that just a few varieties of wine grapes dominate the industry, which leaves them vulnerable to potentially catastrophic disease outbreaks.
Experiments in mice suggest the technology has a long way to go before being used for pest control in the wild