Since plants have been bred without their natural defenses, researchers are making a series of suggestions on how to better protect them and enhance agricultural sustainability.
University of Exeter scientists recently added more learnings to an idea that has been around for a bit--that butterfly wings collect warmth from the sun, helping the creature to survive. The researchers are using that information to design solar panels.
When an asteroid impacted Earth 66 million years ago, many species, including dinosaurs, faced extinction. But a furry beaver-like species actually survived and became top dog in the newly available environment.
Researchers at woods Hole Oceanographic Institution recently learned about the mysterious area where warm water surges along the Continental Shelf, brought there by the Gulf Stream on the East Coast.
A recent study closely examined the evolution of a fruit fly species known as Acanthiophilus. Their findings shed light on the species' distribution and could help manage pests in the future.
Using Maiasaura fossil bones, researchers recently revealed the most detailed life history of any dinosaur known.
The response of leaf unfolding to climate warming has significantly reduced, according to a new study. This can help researchers assess future carbon uptake and spring frost damage.
Researchers took a closer look at how exactly frogs snatch their prey up in one quick motion. They found that the tongue muscles are actually similar to sticky tape.
Thankfully, we're not talking about people here. It seems that a nasty weed native to America has reared its ugly head in Africa, and it's not only poisoning livestock but somehow helping starving mosquitoes survive long enough to spread malaria.
Here's some unsettling news: new chimpanzee and neuroscience research is reinforcing the theory that our personalities are, in no small way, dictated by the structures of our brains. That is to say, we may choose how we act, but nature (not nurture) is deciding who we are in the most fundamental way.
Tiny shorebirds that fly yearly from one end of the earth to the other, twice, are profiled in a recent book. Their fates are closely entwined with that of the ancient and funny-looking horseshoe crab, which is in turn linked with human health.
Most health experts agree: Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for human health. However, what they may not know is that these same acids are also vital for maintaining a healthy ocean. Now new research has revealed that climate change may be gradually taking these essential acids away.
As some areas of the country receive needed rain, amphibians and turtles head out happily into the new moisture.
Fragmented habitat and the fear of humans are the threats against the Massasauga rattlesnake, which the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently proposed as a Threatened Species under the Endangered Species Act.
University of Kansas researchers recently published findings on 50 million-year-old rocks and their microbial remnants in a river formation that runs through Utah, Colorado and Wyoming. They say that for Mars, their study reveals some new clues to seek out.