A reduction in crop yields could spur even more migration from south to north, a new analysis finds
Two new studies suggest that the sugar-regulating hormone insulin may play a role in bone health, and implicate the skeleton as a major regulator of energy metabolism
Some crop--and even human--diseases might be stopped dead in their tracks if researchers can harness a new discovery about how pathogens first infect their hosts
Researchers say our liquid waste not only promotes plant growth as well as industrial mineral fertilizers, but also would save energy used on sewage treatment
It may takes tens of thousands of years for oceans to recover from the acidity caused by increased levels of carbon dioxide
Cortical Call Out: The Brain's Electric Field Creates a Feedback Loop That Synchronizes Neural Activity
In a positive feedback loop the electric fields generated in the brain affect the behavior of the neurons that produce them
2010 may prove to be the hottest year since record keeping began in 1880
Putting the Sting on Mealy Marauders: Thailand Unleashes South American Wasps to Save Its Cassava Crop [Slide Show]
How many wasps does it take to stop mealybugs?--About a quarter of a million
Researchers pin down two genes that may be responsible for abnormal neural development in Down's mice embryos. The findings may help identify possible therapeutic strategies to treat cognitive defects in human patients...
Researchers use heated magnetic nanoparticles to manipulate nerve cells and control simple behavior in nematodes
A new report attempts to quantify the impacts from climate change by looking at various possible stabilization targets
Scourge of the Jellies: Small Fish Shows How Ecosystems Adjust to Potentially Catastrophic Changes [Video]
One fish--the bearded goby--has employed special adaptations to support an ecosystem challenged by overfishing, low-oxygen waters and even climate change
Subtle changes in the observed orbit of a massive planet 700 light-years away may point to the gravitational influence of another object
Symbiotic bacteria may help frogs and other amphibians ward off the chytrid fungus plague wiping out populations worldwide
With global biodiversity continuing to decline, conservationists have started paying people to leave forests, watersheds and wildlife intact
Compassionate Coding: Students Compete in Microsoft Competition to Write Humanitarian Apps [Slide Show]
At Microsoft's Eighth Annual Imagine Cup finals this week, 400 students from the around the world presented software that, among other things, improves health care delivery, aids rescue workers and tackles traffic jams...
The extent to which utilities will burn natural gas to slash carbon dioxide emissions tied to global warming is a national issue. But on the ground, where it's being produced, the issues become very local...
A new bill is designed to halt Berkeley's controversial genetic testing project
The Information Age has patients tuned in and geared up to try alternative and off-label therapies on their own terms, forcing doctors and scientists to change the game
Antibody Building: Does Training the Body's Immune System Hold a New Key to Fending Off HIV Infection?
NIH researchers may have found antibodies that can neutralize most varieties of HIV, blocking it before it infects healthy cells. But stimulating their sparse natural production remains a hurdle in developing an antiviral therapy...