In a contaminated Seattle river, what the mammals leave behind may be a good gauge of cleanup efforts
Non-native milkweed species planted in the southern U.S. could harm monarch butterflies as temperatures rise. Jason G. Goldman reports.
Tomato plants detect snail slime and mount preemptive defenses
During extreme heat waves, one species of eucalyptus copes by releasing water
Lizards, snakes and turtles are concentrated in largely unprotected areas
Rather than always making the same call in response to the same stimuli, North Atlantic right whales are capable of changing their vocalizations.
Humans aren’t the only animals that have discovered medicinal products in nature
ID tags for bumble bees allow a computer to track the behavior of individual bees, revealing insights into their daily routines and decisions. This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on April 3, 2018. It is a Nature Video production.
The jutting midface of Neandertals seems to have evolved to help get large volumes of air into an active body that needed lots of oxygen.
Photosynthesis actually is an inefficient process, but a biological chemist is trying to crank it up.
Could scientists one day use blood and skin cells to replace sperm and eggs?
To learn more about decay and fossilization, researchers conduct unorthodox experiments—like dissecting decomposing animals in the lab. Christopher Intagliata reports.
The world's largest almond grower is creating a novel replacement for the embattled honeybee
Ravens produce different types of calls depending on their age and sex—which might help ravens size up other individuals. Jason G. Goldman reports.
A Surprising Activity from Science Buddies
A multifactorial analysis finds that the ignition of a flu epidemic stems from a blast of colder weather striking an otherwise warm, humid, urban environment, and driving people indoors into close quarters.
The legendary cartoonist highlights Earth’s most vulnerable species, using his lavish, eccentric style
Upstate New York Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, who worked for decades on issues such as overuse of antibiotics in agriculture and food safety in general, died March 16 at the age of 88.
Mixotrophs, tiny sea creatures that hunt like animals but grow like plants, can change everything from fish populations to rates of global warming
The whipworm lives in the human gut, mooching microbes from its host to build its own microbiome. Christopher Intagliata reports.