From Does It Fart? to the Loch Ness Monster Reloaded, Evolution In Minutes and Dinosaur Art II…
Glass and metal surfaces temporarily "blind" a bat by bouncing sound waves in the wrong direction, which sometimes results in a collision. This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on September 7, 2017...
New fossils shed light on the origin of the unusual human relative known as ‘the hobbit’. This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on June 8, 2016. ..
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For a location that’s so difficult to reach, it’s astonishing how many speices have managed to make the journey
A new effort to bring global cohesion to origins of life science launches, and with it a fresh look at how to crack one of the greatest existential questions.
Rapid alteration of gene pools could fight disease—and harm ecosystems
Using fluorescent dye, researchers figured out how to turn cells into lasers—with applications for cell tagging and tracking as well as medical diagnoses and therapies
The biologist Deborah Gordon has uncovered how ant colonies search efficiently without central organization, an insight that might improve computer networks
The new line of communication prompts rethinking of neurologic disease
Researchers suggest farmers should consider harvesting when fields are dry, to prevent dangerous bacteria blooms from contaminating food. Christopher Intagliata reports
A single mathematical function explains how both a sheet of paper and a developing brain folds
Scientific divers aren’t looking to simply fill their collecting bags—they’re seeking scientific value, data that furthers their understanding of a place or process.
It's the time year for watery eyes and itchy noses, and if you're among the afflicted, you may be surprised to learn that decades of botanical sexism in urban landscapes have contributed to your woes...
Editor's Note: "Along the Tiger's Trail" is a series about the efforts to monitor tigers and their prey in the Malenad landscape in southwestern India that harbors one of the world's largest population of wild tigers...
A novel twist on the young field of optogenetics may provide a new way to study living human brains as well as offering innovative therapeutic uses.
Thimmayya, a Jenu Kuruba tribesman who lives in the Nagarahole Tiger Reserve is leading the way. Following him is Killivalavan Rayar, a senior research associate working with WCS India Program...
Whenever one examines any area of scientific inquiry, there are two important things to understand: where the science is today, and where it may lead us in the future.
When I told Kit Parker of Harvard University to think about explaining what he does to teenagers who would be watching our Google Science Fair Hangout On Air earlier today, he had a great answer for me: “My job is to work on cool.” Among Parker’s many “cool” research passions are understanding cardiac cell biology [...]..
A team of four WCS India Program field members are sweating it out in the rugged hilly terrain of Malenad. Walking neither too fast, nor too slow, they follow a trail, diligently observing and recording signs of tigers and other wildlife along the way...