Despite what we may think of alcohol, researchers have found that the traditionally sense-dulling compound actually sharpens human sense of smell - at least when drank in moderation.
Calcifiers like mollusks, starfish and corals are struggling to survive in a changing ocean as a result of climate change, according to new research.
It turns out that mammoths and mastodons were the hipsters of the Ice Age. These ancient proboscideans were homebodies, staying in one place rather than roaming like other ancient species, a new study suggests.
A new study on honeybees suggests that not all worker bees are hardworkers and that some are busier than others.
A researcher from the University of Alaska Fairbanks is conducting what is thought to be the first live field study of wood frogs - freeze tolerant amphibians who can survive extremely low temperatures until the spring thaw.
The remarkably sensitive hearing of parasitic flies helps them find their prey even in poorly lit environments. Now researchers think this same super-hearing could one day help deaf humans hear, as its unique mechanisms have inspired the next generation of hearing aids.
If you have entomophobia (the fear of bugs), you might want to look away. The world's biggest aquatic flying insect, with huge, gross pincers, has been discovered in China's Sichuan province, experts say.
Florida's ecosystem may be undergoing some major changes thanks to sixth-grader Lauren Arrington's research on lionfish, an invasive species.
A team of scientists has completed the genome sequence of the common marmoset - the first sequence of a New World monkey - shedding light on primate biology as well as evolution.
A massive study of spider genetics is showing that orb weavers - with their unique webs - may not have all descended from the same ancestor. Instead, orb weaving itself may just be a common and often necessary evolutionary option.
Atlantic salmon can cope with climate change, a new study has found.
Researchers have drafted the genetic blueprint of bread wheat - an important step towards crafting improved versions of a crop that already produces nearly 700 million tons of food annually.
Researchers have determined the chemical architectures of two key pheromone components used by the brown marmorated stink bug - an insect that has invaded a significant portion of the United States and Canada. Knowing just what makes the stink bug stink, experts now hope to use these pheromones to monitor and even control populations.
Finding a fossil is no rare occurrence, but unearthing one with still part of its brain intact is a horse of a different color. That's what researchers in China discovered when they found a preserved brain in the fossil of one of the world's first known marine predators that lived 520 million years ago, as described in the journal Nature.