Racing pigeons is big business—and doping is common. Now scientists have devised a way to detect doping in the avian athletes. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Some moms can be murder on the family
Long-overlooked “tunneling nanotubes” and other bridges between cells act as conduits for sharing RNA, proteins or even whole organelles
Tomato plants detected snail slime in soil near them and mounted preemptive defenses, even though they were not directly touched.
Thierry Zomahoun, president of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, talks about the potential and needs of science on the continent.
The toothy snout had a tip covered by a hornlike sheath
Brown University biologist and author Ken Miller talks about his new book The Human Instinct: How We Evolved to Have Reason, Consciousness and Free Will.
In just one year lizards on remote Redonda Island may be changing
A biologist and teacher uses photography to reveal the unseen beauty around us
Chemical odors trigger honeybees to remove their dead
Lawns mowed every two weeks hosted more bees than lawns mowed every three weeks. Jason G. Goldman reports.
A look at a database of fatal traffic accidents found a 12 percent increase on the informal marijuana holiday 4/20 after 4:20 P.M. compared with nearby dates.
Mice trapped in New York City apartment buildings harbored disease-causing bacteria and antibiotic resistance genes. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Birds living in urban areas rarely get any peace and must cope with almost constant disturbance from both humans and their pets
Animals that nest near the loud equipment show PTSD-like physiology and have more stunted offspring
Evolutionary studies indicate that the genetic changes enabling a cancer to develop arise shockingly early within the primary tumor. This discovery points to a promising new approach to therapy
In a contaminated Seattle river, what the mammals leave behind may be a good gauge of cleanup efforts
Non-native milkweed species planted in the southern U.S. could harm monarch butterflies as temperatures rise. Jason G. Goldman reports.
Tomato plants detect snail slime and mount preemptive defenses
During extreme heat waves, one species of eucalyptus copes by releasing water