Experiments to confirm we can see single photons offer new ways to probe our understanding of quantum reality
North America’s first domesticated dogs died out after European colonization, but they share a genetic link to a transmissible tumor spread globally
With a fully sequenced genome in hand, scientists hope they are finally poised to learn how axolotls regenerate lost body parts
Iridescence appears to break up the recognizable shape of objects—making them harder to spot. Karen Hopkin reports.
Researchers are scrambling to understand the virulent outbreak, and backing policies to save several already beleaguered species
Visitors can see and learn about sharks and their environment in the new "Ocean Wonders: Sharks!" facility at the Wildlife Conservation Society's New York Aquarium.
Most invertebrates get smaller on average in cities, although a few very mobile species respond to urbanization by growing.
From their diet to their diseases, koalas are pretty special. Now researchers have sequenced the koala’s genome, unlocking the secrets that make these fuzzy fellas so unique. This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on July 2, 2018. It is a Nature Video production.
The plant, which has spread to 11 states and was recently found in Virginia, attacks the DNA in human cells
Listeners to a person letting loose with a roar can accurately estimate the size and formidability or the human noise maker. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Many people assume only male birds do the singing. But females also sing in at least 660 species and perhaps many more.
A scientist explains what makes some years worse than others
Certain motifs in swamp sparrow songs can last hundreds, even thousands of years—evidence of a cultural tradition in the birds. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Researchers tested the hearing of beluga whales in an Alaskan bay and found that they seem to have suffered little hearing loss due to ocean noise. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Researchers map out a cellular mechanism that offers a biological explanation for alcoholism, and could lead to treatments
Blood relations may be the key factor for mole rats, meerkats and others. But how do humans fit in?
Foods high in both carbs and fats tickle the brain’s reward circuits more so than snacks that showcase just one or the other. Karen Hopkin reports.
Herbicides are under evolutionary threat. Can modern agriculture find a new way to fight back?
Drone bees don’t have fathers, but they still have family. Chromosomes are the key to understanding the buzz around a bee’s parents.
Scientists are now testing whether the fungi have any pharmaceutical potential