Births peak on weekdays during daytime work hours
Let’s clear up some of the most common myths and misunderstandings about sulfites, wine, and headaches
Like great apes, the canny corvids seem capable of delaying gratification
The experimental treatment will now face review by the agency
Technique demonstrated in E. coli suggests way to record events
When fire ants build a structure, they avoid getting crushed by their fellow ants by following a simple set of rules to distribute the load evenly.
Scott Kraus, vice president and senior science advisor at the Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life at the New England Aquarium in Boston, talks about the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, created last year and already under threat.
Chemical produced by tomato plants in response to pest attack can change insect behavior
A single gene is linked to nest building in mice
Brown bears paw the ground to leave one another smelly messages
An unexpected mechanism allows wasps to rapidly co-opt genes for new toxic functions
The technique could be used on everything from flowers to cells to examine the factors that influence the shapes of plant parts
In patients with severe eczema, Staphylococcus aureus strains dominated the skin microbe population—suggesting that certain types of bacteria could worsen eczema flares. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Ocean acidification may be driving a cascade of changes that drains marine biodiversity
Researchers have identified a mutation in some people who suffer from delayed sleep phase disorder, which interferes with their circadian clocks
Organisms use red fluorescent protein to optimize light for photosynthesis
Researchers are studying the way twins smell for clues about the genetic basis of insect appeal
Carcinogens that form when grilling meat were lowered up to 50 percent in pork chops marinated in beer versus those left unmarinated. Christopher Intagliata reports
Pigmentlike nanoparticles could protect cells from the sun’s damaging rays
Vaccines composed of DNA or RNA, instead of protein, could enable rapid development of preventives for infectious diseases