That adorable pup might be your best friend, but you’re probably not his. A new research reveals that dogs mostly act out of self-interest, although they do exhibit helpful behavior as well.
In The Martian, astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) uses his knowledge of botany to successfully grow potatoes and lengthen his food supply while stranded on Mars. While his methods are sound, researchers are curious about whether it could actually be done.
A few Mars locations are possible sites of further exploration by the Mars Science Laboratory. These include Gale Crater and Eberswalde Crater. One is an ancient river delta, another has a mountain and many mineral layers, including water-indicating clay.
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.
Within 10 months of new magma flowing into the base of the volcano beneath Yellowstone National Park, some type of eruption might occur. When magma flows, here is our stopwatch, say researchers.