Scientists studying vitellogenin--a protein found in all egg-laying species--including fish, poultry, reptiles, amphibians and other insects--have learned that queen bees naturally innoculate young. They think this opens doors to giving pollinator vaccines.
Half the world's salamanders live in North America, doing their essential job of consuming insects and being an important part of the food chain. Do we want them to go extinct, like the Netherlands' fire salamanders, prey to a fatal fungus that may arrive on imported pets?
All of the bees that died in Portland, Ore. were near linden trees, a type of tree often sprayed to control aphids and the insects' sticky residue.
Fruitflies, the "model organism" for studying biology, have proven to be avoiding the electric charges that exist in their plastic holding cells in labs.
New moms around the world can rest easy knowing that their gardening chores won't put their children at risk. According to a new and independent study conducted by university researchers, the herbicide glyphosate cannot accumulate in mother's breast milk.
Nutritionists and other health experts will all tell you the same thing: eating fish can be very good for your health. However, did you know that even a salmon plague can treat cancer? It may sound ridiculous, but this is what some researchers are suggesting after the discovery of toxins in fish bacteria that can stop tumor growth in its tracks.
Finches that experienced stress hormones in food at a young age chose social networks outside of their immediate family, and didn't imitate parents' ways. Will their somewhat random socializing factor into the spread of bird flu?
The pesticide class associated with bee colony collapse is in 70% of pollen and honey samples in Massachusetts. How are the rest of our 49 states doing?
It's quite possible that acupuncture has been working all along to decrease stress, sadness, and pain--and researchers now have animal-research findings regarding why that would be.
Coral-like nanoplates made from aluminum oxide were recently introduced by Chinese researchers. They are powerful removers of mercury from ocean water, so far.
Learnings here on the ways that dogs perform under increased pressure, and the connection to underlying temperament.
It may sound utterly outrageous, but experts are now arguing that some very fat and blind cave fish may hold the key to understanding humanity's obesity problem. The same genes that apparently help these fish feast without constraint also happens to be one of the strongest genetic drivers for inherited obesity ever seen.
Some nonprofits are working to decrease the impact of the "bear bile" industry in Asia. In most cases, it involves the endangered species Ursus thibetanus, the Asiatic black bear.
A tall, white-flowered, compound leaved plant from near the Black and Caspian Seas is causing problems in the U.S., Canada, UK, and elsewhere.