A team of researchers from the University of Cincinnati has discovered proof that early life forms that lived on Earth thrived even without oxygen billions of years ago.
Today may be a big day for scientists working on energy extraction from sewage. A team of biochemists and microbiologists from Ghent University in Belgium, in collaboration with DC Water in Washington DC, is working on a pilot project that can double the extraction of heat, biogas, and electrical energy from bacteria.
Most people would associate carrots with the color orange and would never dream of seeing this root vegetable in another color. What most people don't know is that the first cultivated carrots were purple or yellow. Around one thousand years ago, carrots spread to the eastern Mediterranean after being grown and domesticated in Afghanistan. Purple carrots, along with yellow, red, and white ones, were prevalent in the Middle East and other parts of Asia. Around the 1500s, orange carrots were recorded in Italy, Spain, and Germany.
Researchers have found evidence of the oldest red pigment in the feathers of a 130-million-year-old bird.
These new compound is more capable in reducing or stopping the growth of cancer cells compared to other treatments available today.
Researchers from the Rockefeller University have discovered genetic traces of bacteria capable of making compounds that can be used in making medicine in soil samples dug up in the parks of New York City.
A new research discovered that acorn worms, arguably human's closest invertebrate relative, are able to regenerate every major part of their body.
The Philodoria species is well known in Hawaii as micromoths that are roughly the size of a human eyelash. Chris Johns, a biology Ph.D. student of the University of Florida and a National Geographic explorer, has been striving to promote awareness of the plight of this threatened species due to their highly specific diet.
Climate change poses a great threat in the long-term survival of deep-sea coral population in the North Atlantic region.
Too much rain when paired with prolonged high levels of humidity could promote the development of diseases in plants.
Scientists from the University of Cambridge embarked on an experiment that aims to condition the brain to do away with fear.
A group of scientists from the California Institute of Technology has managed to bring silicon to life for the first time by successfully persuading proteins to breed silicon-carbon bonds that have the ability to make human-made bonds.
Researchers have found that the markings of female birds can tell us more than just their species and gender. Repeating a previous study has yielded a surprising discovery refuting what was thought to be a link between their markings and aggressive behavior when defending their nests. Published in The Auk: Ornithological Advances, the study reveals that the meanings behind the markings of female birds may change from one place to another despite a similarity in species.
Birds are once again facing another trial at the hands of bird flu. The H5N8 virus is now widespread across Europe and has been affecting wild bird and fowl everywhere. However, its evolution is a bad sign for a human version of the disease.
A new study by the University of Sydney and the Chinese Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Beijing found more than 1,400 viruses in invertebrates, or animals without backbones such as worms, insects and spiders, living in and around human homes.