A recent study found that there's a "magic number" of krill for blue whales to find in order to gather enough energy for their massive bodies. If they don't find the tiny food sources in concentrated supply, the whales have to hold their breaths more and do more gathering.
Jellyfish and lamprey (an eel-like creature) are sort of the expert, efficient swimmers of the seas. And hey, they have some competition. So it's meaningful that a recent study has findings on their wriggly secrets.
Stanford researchers recently discovered that mealworms happily munch on and then convert Styrofoam waste into a usable soil, with no associated health risks. The study has the potential to help reduce the significant amounts of plastic that are annually discarded.
The feel-good hormones and other great results come from hanging around outdoors. Studies on this go back to a record 1984 finding that people with hospital room windows healed faster.
Researchers at Stanford, University of Michigan and Woods Hole recently developed digital tags for recording behavior of invertebrates. Before this, a full range of recordings of in-water creatures was only available for large mammals.
After tagging over 500 bluefin tuna, researchers have determined that the internal temperature of Bluefin Tuna can be used to indentify where the fish feed and how impact ocean temperatures impact them. This discovery will help conservationists better protect the threatened species.
Going through an enormous cache of space images from the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Legacy Survey, citizen scientists recently found 29 candidates for new, super-sharp views of space called gravitational lenses.
North Carolina, where seals were rarely seen years ago, now has a colony or two. New England and California seal colonies are both up in number.
Although chimpanzees are our closest relatives, it is obvious that we evolved with different facial developments. Stanford University researchers recently examined the two species’ genetics closely to explain how and why.
In order to create a more stable source of cancer drugs, Stanford University researchers turned to extracting cancer-fighting proteins from an endangered plant. They were able to transfer this into a common lab plant successfully, and hope to apply the same technique to yeast.
According to new Stanford findings, in the San Francisco area there are even more ticks infected with a bacteria that produces Lyme disease-like symptoms than in the East Coast.
Replacing old or damaged natural gas pipelines can greatly reduce methane emissions and related injuries. A Stanford-led study found that cities such as Durham and Cincinnati are already benefiting from such projects.
Previous sea level rise predictions are higher than new estimates. Stanford researchers using Earth's distant past as a reference found roughly a 50-foot difference in the two calculations. Where does that leave NYC, Miami, and New Orleans?
Iron stored in glaciers is running off into certain Antarctic coast marine areas, feeding phytoplankton and thus the rest of the marine food chain.