A growing body of research is challenging the assumption that neonicotinoids are safer and less likely to spread than other pesticides
Felines move their ears, heads and tails more when they hear their names compared to when they hear similar words. Jim Daley reports.
Slime molds display surprisingly complex decision-making behavior
A few brief reports about international science and technology from Liberia to Hawaii, including one on the discovery in Northern Ireland of soil bacteria that stop the growth of MRSA and other superbugs...
Snake venom toxicity depends on snake size, energy requirements and environmental dimensionality more than on prey size.
Freshwater dolphins are evolutionary relics, and their calls give clues to the origins of cetacean communication in general. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Conservation plans should consider such links between land-based and marine ecosystems
The tiny brain of a honeybee is apparently able to calculate small numbers' addition and subtraction. Annie Sneed reports.
Female hyenas keep their clans in line by virtue of their complex social networks. Jason G. Goldman reports.
One in three gluten-free dishes tested at restaurants contained gluten—especially GF pizzas and pastas. Christopher Intagliata reports.
A still-controversial test could be administered to toddlers to gauge their chances
Female puberty is starting earlier and earlier, with worrying consequences for women’s health
At an April 9th event sponsored by the Kavli Foundation and produced by Scientific American that honored Nobel and Kavli Prize winners, neuroscientists James Hudspeth and Robert Fettiplace talked about the physiology of hearing and the possibility of restoring hearing loss...
A review concluded that the scientists did not take part in a Chinese researcher’s experiment to edit the genomes of twin human embryos
The marine mollusks display behavior that resembles sleep, including cycles of rapid eye movement
Coyotes become fearless around people in just a few generations—which isn’t good for their longterm co-existence with humans in cities. Jason G. Goldman reports.
A color-changing science project from Science Buddies
The Nobel Prize–winning biologist pioneered the use of C. elegans as an animal model
The monkeys lower the pitch of their "whinnies" when they're far from the rest of their group, which might help the calls travel further through jungle foliage. Christopher Intagliata reports...
Loss of collagen protein depletes renewal cells that serve as skin’s fountain of youth