As if a good meal, a little relaxation, and family together weren't enough, here's another reason to be thankful for that bird on your table this coming Thanksgiving. The turkey commonly plays host to a particularly "good" bacteria - one that could create a potentially life-saving antibiotic.
Researchers have found startling evidence that a severe El Niño can actually slow the growth of children, stunting their height. This reportedly occurred 17 years ago, when an intense El Niño and its resulting floods were linked to the stunted height of local children in Peru.
Bacteria have existed on the planet for quite some time, a lot longer than animals. It is because of their sophisticated arsenal that they have been able to live in this harsh world for this long. And recognizing their unique and effective warfare, some animals have chosen to steel bacteria's defense mechanisms, according to a new study.
With antibiotic resistance becoming ever more common among bacteria, researchers are pursuing new ways to help fight potential infections. Now, a team of experts says they have identified the mechanism behind the mobility of some bacteria, allowing them to look into ways to literally cripple these dangerous bugs.
Scientists from Louisiana State University (LSU) are reworking famous English scientist Charles Darwin's species diversity theory, changing the way we think about evolution and speciation in the animal kingdom, new research describes.
The evolution of odd-toed animals like horses and rhinos has long remained a mystery to researchers, despite previous discoveries of their remains, but a new study has tracked their origins in India, solving a piece of the puzzle.
The phenomenon of seed dormancy - when seeds wait for the right conditions to germinate for months, if not years at a time - has always fascinated experts. Now, researchers have discovered that seeds lay dormant even 360 million years ago, adding a bit more mystique to the already mysterious property.
You've likely heard of "good" bacteria in the human gut - the little guys that live in balanced communities and constantly keep one another in check, as well as keep invaders out. However, could the same hold true for viruses? In a new study, researchers investigate this question.
It may be winter in the North, but mosquitoes are still very much a nuisance south of the equator. Now researchers are investigating how exactly these disease-carrying pests home in on humans in the hopes of finding a way to make us essentially invisible to the bloodsuckers.
Boosts in crop productivity such as corn reportedly cause an upswing in the carbon dioxide cycle, according to a new study, meaning plants are pulling in more atmospheric carbon as well as releasing more.
It is commonly believed that the carrot can give humans better night vision - a myth started by WWII propaganda and perpetuated by the discovery that high concentrations of vitamin A are good for eye health. Now, while the carrot won't actually help you see in the dark, new research investigates if the blueberry will.
For the last several years, large oyster hatcheries in the Pacific Northwest were thought to be facing massive declines due to infections of the bacteria Vibrio tubiashii. Now researchers are saying that experts may have framed the wrong guy, with the real bacterial killer still on the loose.
It has long been thought by scientists that birds' one-directional loop through their lungs was a unique characteristic, but a new study shows that lizards too may share this type of breathing.
Scientists have found even more evidence that sexual orientation is largely determined by genetics, not choice. That can undermine a major argument against the LBGT community that claims that these people are choosing to live "unnaturally."
Researchers have identified the cause of an illness that is leaving starfish populations in shambles. The disturbing disease, which makes starfish lose their limbs and exude their own organs, is being caused by a newly discovered virus that is sweeping through invertebrates.