China is introducing a new wave of genetically modified (GM) cows. And we're talking 'mad-scientist' GMOs here - animals that boast genetic traits utterly impossible to create in nature. How could that ever be a good thing? Well, new research has revealed it can be beneficial in certain ways, with these latest cows promising to help the cattle industry withstand a deadly pandemic of Bovine Tuberculosis (B-TB).
Ladies, if you see your man primping in the mirror, chances are you're thinking that he's more into himself than you. Well, surprise, surprise, your suspicions have been confirmed by a new study that shows men tend to be more narcissistic than women.
Scientists have captured the first detailed microscopy images of what may be the smallest bacteria on Earth, according to a new study.
The brilliant blue stripe of one mollusk, the blue-rayed limpet, may not only protect this tiny marine organism from outside predators, but could also inspire responsive, transparent displays, according to new research.
It's an iconic image: a wrinkled great-grandmother hovering over a swollen belly while she dangles a needle on thread. "It's a boy" or "it's a girl," she'd proclaim without any real idea of what she's talking about. Scientists have long argued that there is no sure-fire way to determine an unborn child's gender. Even ultrasound can get it wrong. For lemurs, however, all it might take is a sniff of strong motherly BO.
Women often go to great lengths (pun intended) to gain the most perfect, curly, long eyelashes using mascara, fake eyelashes and even treatments like Latisse. And now scientists have revealed the perfect lash length, proving that more isn't always better.
It turns out good things do come in small packages, as shown by the tiny carnivorous bladderwort plant, which boasts an incredible amount of DNA in a remarkably short genome.
While plants and nitrogen normally benefit from one another in a mutualistic relationship, a new study shows that too much of a good thing doesn't always last, as nitrogen fertilizer use over a long period of time eventually disrupts this beneficial rapport.
Many researchers may agree that birds might as well have written the book on parenting. While past research has found that some birds are expert "bad parents," now a new study has determined that birds can be "designer parents" as well, specifically hatching "juiced up" sons when feeling threatened.
So let's talk about toxins... and fish. They normally don't go together. In fact, most living things would prefer to avoid living near toxins. However, at times they can be very helpful, as shown in a recent strategy to help protect the beautiful rainbow trout against Coldwater Disease.
For more than a decade, a vial of rare snake venom has been sitting in a lab while scientists stared it down, scratching their heads in wonder. Understanding how exactly a toxin works is a very important step in creating an antivenin (antivenom) for snake bites. However, in the case of rare coral snakes, how it caused severe seizures in its victims had remained an utter mystery, until now.
Spider silk is being dethroned as the strongest bio-material from the natural world, with the tiny teeth of an aquatic snail proving an estimated five times stronger in all regards.
Scientists have discovered a fern "love child" in the mountains of France and found that it is the result of a puzzling reunion, providing insight on plant reproduction, according to a new study.
Charles Darwin's famous finches from the Galápagos archipelago and Cocos island are hallmark examples of speciation and adaptive evolution. Now, new research shows how over the years these birds developed the extraordinary diversity in beak shape that we see today.
Mushrooms look like peaceful things, minding their own business as they soak up valuable nutrients from the soil around them. However, a rare few kinds of mushrooms are secret killers, lacerating, poisoning, or even strangling hidden prey as they innocently stand around. Now researchers have determined that one of these silent assassins gets the job done with nanoscopic "cookie cutters."