Scientists have discovered a new form of non-genetic inheritance, showing for the first time that fly offspring can resemble a mother's previous sexual partner, a new study describes.
Weevils are pests that have a destructive appetite for grain crops, namely rice, wheat, and maize - crops that can be found at all major corners of the world. However, tearing through food supplies alone is not what makes them seem evil. It's how they "thank" their allies that makes you think, "that's one nasty bug."
Researchers have discovered a new ant species that was hiding in plain sight, a new study describes.
NASA and its satellites have been spying on the Earth's plankton for some time now, and experts can now say with some certainty that climate change its truly impacting the predator-prey "dance" of these all-important organisms.
Researchers have determined that a very specific species of gut bacteria coupled with a high-fat diet may cause animals to gain weight, causing experts to wonder if it can seriously impact weight loss efforts.
We all know that certain vitamins, washes, and levels of sun exposure can help maintain your skin's healthy glow, but what about bacteria? Researchers from AOBiome LLC recently tested the theory using specific bacteria as an unusual and little considered skin therapy, and they reported some promising results.
Pollution from urban and farm runoff in Hawaii is causing tumors in endangered sea turtles, a new study found.
They may be small, but sea monkeys, which are actually a type of shrimp, can move ocean currents with the same force that winds and tides do, according to a new study.
The first cave-dwelling flatworm was recently discovered in northeastern Brazil, adding this organism to the unique group of unpigmented and eyeless creatures that lurk in such deep, dark caves, new research describes.
A new study has found that occasionally, just like when David beat Goliath, small species of birds can dominate larger species during aggressive interactions, especially when they spar with distantly related species.
Experts recently stumbled upon a fossil of what may be the oldest multicellular organism ever seen. A recent study of the fossil has revealed that it is about 60 million years older than when it was believed the first multicellular organisms started to crawl out of the Earth's primordial sludge, implying that the textbooks are due for a pretty serious rewrite.
Mexican cave fish don't have a designated bedtime around which most of them sleep. That sets them apart from most animals and even some plants, for whom a specified time for sleep helps them to efficiently recharge. However, a new study suggests living in their lightless environment, sleeping whenever they please may help these fish save energy.
It may not sound healthy, but having your intestines crowded by a wide variety of microbial life is a very good thing. Unfortunately for Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients, it has been found that they are very likely to lose nearly all their microbes over the course of a hospital stay, making them vulnerable to dangerous infections.
Researchers have long been concerned that the rapid environmental changes that are occurring all over the world will eventually lead to stunningly decreased biodiversity. Now, a new study of the Sargasso Sea shows that, at least in some parts of the world, this may be already well underway.