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.
Ah, rarity. We like it so. A blue moon won't appear again until 2018, and in wildfire areas it might appear to be red, because the particles thrown into the air by fire affect the color spectrum.
Researchers at a structural biology lab at the University of York talk about how the three most outspoken molecules in a cup of coffee are interacting, contrary to previous theories.
Like humanity, the earth's magnetic pull seems at least partly birthed by Africa.
After studying deep-core sediment and creating maps of the Chesapeake region stretching back millions of years, researchers say that a long-held theory that Washington, D.C. is sinking faster toward the sea than most other coastal U.S. cities, and an existing theory that ice-sheet melt contributed to this--are both true.
June 29 is Global Tiger Day--a recognition of the big cats that began in 2010, after a global summit on the tiger in St. Petersburg, when tiger numbers worldwide were estimated at 3200. With poaching as tigers' biggest threat, and some countries unaware of their tiger numbers, can we solidify numbers soon, considering that three of tigers' nine subspecies are now extinct?
In many parts of the world, education is the #1 factor associated with awareness of climate change. But there are regional distinctions, and countries vary in terms of why people do or don't know the word and phenomenon. More here from a global poll done by researchers from Yale, Columbia, Utah State, Princeton, U-Mass-Amherst, and Academica Sinica in Taiwan.
Are the world's deserts holding more carbon than all the plants in the world?
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.
Editorial: While it's not a pit of tar in a Los Angeles park, it may be nearly as good in terms of providing a predator record of the Jurassic period. Paleontologists will continue to study this predator pit in Utah, first explored in 1928. Today they're using new technology, photogammetry.
A postage-stamped size pollinator with silvery blue wings, first found by Lolita author Vladimir Nabokov, the Karner blue is benefiting from habitat restoration and other programs. What's it take to bring back a species?
Protecting African elephants may become easier with intrepid sniffer dogs, recently graduated from a training program in Africa. They're being installed in which cities' ports?
A little more than a week after the intrepid New Horizons made its brief but historic rendezvous with our solar system's favorite dwarf planet, NASA is already revealing some stunning images and data from Pluto's surface. Now, NASA experts are saying that the protoplanet is more exciting and more mysterious than they ever expected.