The slimy stuff has a surprisingly wide array of beneficial biological functions
Males that allow females to take food right out of their mouths are more likely to sire offspring with their dining companions.
Dragonfly, a nuclear-powered drone, will visit Saturn’s largest moon in the 2030s
The giant bird roamed Europe more than two million years ago
By switching fruit flies' sensory neurons on and off with light, scientists were able to create the sensation of sweet or bitter tastes. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Walking without shoes builds calluses, but that does not limit sensation
Wheat plants' leaves repel water, which creates the perfect conditions for dew droplets to catapult off the leaves—taking pathogenic spores for the ride. Christopher Intagliata reports...
Mice that were fed bacteria isolated from elite athletes logged more treadmill time than other mice that got bacteria found in yogurt.
The chemical these bacteria produce appears to enhance athleticism
Bacteria live on our eyeballs, and understanding their role could help treat common eye diseases
Rather than wiping microbes out, antiperspirants and foot powders increased the diversity of microbial flora in armpits and between toes. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Just two Y chromosomes exist in a huge population of U.S. Holsteins; researchers want to know what traits have been lost
The bacteria, which normally live in warmer waters, have caused infections in waters near Delaware and New Jersey
Two monkey species who last shared a common ancestor 3 million years ago have "eerily similar" alarm calls.
First gene associated with cannabis abuse likely affects how people respond to the drug
It could lead to drones that fly like bats
Millipedes, often blind, have come up with clever physical signals to ward off sexual advances from members of wrong species.
People appear to consume between 74,000 and 121,000 microplastic particles annually, and that's probably a gross underestimate.
Cracking the nut’s “cyanide problem” could make it easier to cultivate sweeter varieties of this ancient snack
Changes could endanger promising medical research