Orangutans were observed to use plant extracts to treat their own pain.
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.
Circadian clocks influence DNA repair processes
Some cosmetics include compounds that have been linked with early puberty, obesity and increased breast cancer risk
An electric science project from Science Buddies
The treatment decreased rodents’ blood alcohol level by 45 percent
Tomato plants detected snail slime in soil near them and mounted preemptive defenses, even though they were not directly touched.
Researchers at Dior Science in France have adopted an integrative medicine approach to develop advanced skin care based on ingredient combinations drawn from their “Rose de Granville”
The use of plants in medicine and skincare has vacillated over the centuries but advances in phytotherapy and integrative medicine have raised the appeal once more
Thierry Zomahoun, president of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, talks about the potential and needs of science on the continent.
In the second-annual Alka-Rocket Challenge, college teams will compete for a $30,000 purse, a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title, and a chance to use effervescent tablets in remarkably creative ways. Do you have what it takes?
A fingerprint could give a molecular signature revealing aspects of a person’s lifestyle and environment, such as their job, eating habits or medical problems
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.
Bananas undergo chemical and physical changes to become more appealing.
Photosynthesis actually is an inefficient process, but a biological chemist is trying to crank it up.
To learn more about decay and fossilization, researchers conduct unorthodox experiments—like dissecting decomposing animals in the lab. Christopher Intagliata reports.
A new idea explains recently discovered chemistry that seems to break the rules of high school textbooks everywhere
A race is on to create the world's heaviest elements—and to explore the periodic table's “island of stability,” where these elements exist for more than a moment
The Soviet-designed chemical is the nerve agent responsible for poisoning a former spy and his daughter, according to British Prime Minister Theresa May
The first nerve agents were invented by accident in the 1930s when German researchers were trying to make cheaper and better alternatives to nicotine as insecticides