Seven percent of 700 birds tested in Anchorage and Fairbanks were infected with avian malaria. Christopher Intagliata reports
UV light, which radiates from stars and galaxies, can induce rapid changes in icy hydrocarbon molecules cooled to 5 kelvins, as on a comet. John Matson reports
U.S. federal support for invasive chimpanzee research continues to wane
Eating a raw steak or owning a cat can make you more outgoing
This summer's record melt suggests the Arctic may lose its ice cap seasonally sooner than expected. What impacts can we expect?
The iconic Amanita muscaria. You may have seen some smurfs living in one of these. Public domain; click image for link. Amanita mushrooms -- like all creatures -- rot, but most of them can't rot other things.The fact that they don't rot other things is not news to biologists, who have long known that many, if not most, fungi have become professional partners with trees, plants, or algae.The fact that they can't rot other things -- as reported in July in PLoS ONE -- is news, and provides a clue to how symbiotic partnerships can withstand the temptations of leaving and the sometimes dissonant interests of their symbiotic partners...
Saving the Amazon rainforest may not look like what we expect
Genetic analyses found herbs similar to black cohosh were being sold in commercial preparations of the popular remedy, possibly explaining mixed results and casting doubt on supplement label accuracy...
Farmed fish don't get the exercise of their wild counterparts, which can make them unfit, prone to illness and less profitable for farmers. Gretchen Cuda Kroen reports
Stimulating a brain region induces intense overeating
The two biggest cargo carriers, under activist pressure, affirm that they will not ship research mammals and nonhuman primates
The tunafish often served in school lunches may contain too much mercury, according to environmentalists' testing
Amidst the jagged, vast Pyrenees, a little green herb with heart-shaped leaves clings to just two adjacent cliff sides.
What was once known as junk DNA turns out to hold hidden treasures, says computational biologist Ewan Birney
The CEO of a company called Modern Meadow revealed the details of his company's plan to 3-D bioprint leather and ultimately meat, starting with punch biopsies of donor animals
White children exposed to high levels of bisphenol A are five times more likely to be obese than peers with low levels of the chemical, according to new research
A lens-free system has provided the first direct evidence of the spiraling swimming pattern of sperm
Higher temperatures and less rainfall suggest that the region's trees face an uncertain future