Bees display a remarkable range of talents—abilities that in a mammal such as a dog we would associate with consciousness
Inventor John Stuart Reid has patented a device he calls a CymaScope, which creates three-dimensional images of sound. He hopes to use it to identify specific dolphin sounds. Cynthia Graber reports...
Research confirms earlier studies, but experts warn that depression is not the cause of this mysterious disease
Hide and Seek: genetic material from animal-skin pages may trace medieval manuscript origins
Timothy E. Hullar, an otolaryngologist and assistant professor at the Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis, replies
Johns Hopkins researcher Michael Habib contends that the weight carried by most pterosaurs meant that they needed to push off the ground with all four limbs to achieve takeoff (in a study published in the German journal Zitteliana Reihe B: Abhandlungen der Bayerischen Staatssammlung fur Palaontologie und Geologie )...
People who get less than seven hours of shut-eye nightly are three times more likely to catch a cold than those who get eight or more hours, according to a new study.
German scientists devise an innovative method for freezing elephant sperm
Do elephants really have steel-trap memories?
The ability to spread underlies the killing power of cancer. The process occurs, John Pawelek thinks, when tumor cells fuse with white blood cells—an idea that, if right, could yield new therapies...
A study to be presented at the meeting of the Bibliographical Society of America shows that some medieval manuscripts can be tested to establish place and time of origin--because the pages are made from animal skins that offer up DNA evidence...
First drug from transgenic goats nears approval
Every year, about half a million Americans undergo open-heart surgery. Roughly 60 percent of them experience some degree of mental decline after the surgery, a phenomenon that surgeons call "pumphead." A new study in this month's Annals of Thoracic Surgery sheds light on possible causes of the mysterious condition, which in some patients is temporary but in others may last a lifetime...
A spike in highly communicable cases in Nigeria sets back the global eradication vaccination effort
A study in the journal Science finds that mosquitoes checking out mates synchronize their buzzing to the same frequency. Researchers hope to exploit this behavior for insect control. ..
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Climate models predict that the hottest seasons on record will become the norm by the end of the century--an outcome that bodes ill for feeding the world