The planet's crazy weather - extreme floods and droughts included -- can be tracked to changes man has made in the climate.
The fluffy pink plant looks straight out of a children's book, but it's actually a product of a parasitic wasp.
Social media data is more revealing than most netizens know, especially now that computers are capable of grouping consumers into marketing segments in real time by simply observing peoples' response to online videos and other social media data.
Alternative energy sources are very much in demand as a means to power next-generation electronic devices. Penn State materials scientists and electrical engineers, through the funding of electronics company Samsung, have developed a mechanical energy transducer that could harvest unused mechanical energy in the environment, including wind, ocean waves and human motion.
Researchers from Penn State's College of Engineering have presented a major technological breakthrough: high-speed beam scanning devices that can increase the speed of 2-D and 3-D printing up to 1000 times.
A recent study looked at the behavior between queens and workers in one bumblebee species, finding tha a single system of pheromones doesn't control behavior across several species, as previously thought.
Hungry, corn-loving caterpillars trick corn plants into thinking they are being attacked by a pathogen which buys them time to eat more and grow larger faster.
Researchers are working on a way to send a different message via microbial communications to mosquitoes, to keep them from biting us and spreading pandemics as well as irritation.
Having developed new-and-improved "decoys" that imitate female invasive insects the Emerald Ash Borer, scientists are hoping to preserve new-growth ash trees, the insects' quarry.
The elephant-like mammoth had genetic differences that caused its curly hair, extra weight, and ability to withstand cold.