This is how far science has come: There are 3D-printed micro-robots of fish swimming around, powered by hydrogen peroxide. Researchers think they will inspire “smart” microrobots with the ability to detox, sense, and direct drug delivery.
A new lizard species with teeth fused to the top of its jaws has been found in fossilized remains in southern Brazil. It seems that a different path of evolution was taken by these reptiles than previously thought.
It turns out that even weeks, months, and years after an earthquake, an area can have an increased chance of landslides following the additional shake-up of heavy rain. The earthquake caused the slide, though.
Columbia University researchers recently discovered a hepatitis A-like virus in seals off New England's coast.
Home owners in central Florida want to save water but also feel pressure to meet Home Owner's Association regulations. Here's a look at how much drinking water is used.
While certain stink bugs have always created a problem for soybean farmers, the redbanded sink bug is present in very high numbers and is becoming resistant to common insecticides.
Greenish-orange and different from the wide range of other crayfish, the Cherax snowden has been recognized by researchers as a new species.
Chimpanzees studied along Uganda's western border seem to be thriving despite the forest's escalating demise.
The Corpse Flower named Metis at Binghamton University is set to bloom for its third time in just five years. This exceeds this plant species' normal flowering of roughly once every 5-30 years. The tropical room at the university's greenhouse must be doing this flower some good, say botanists.
Threatened species the greater sage-grouse were found to avoid going near power lines or transmission towers in Washington state study groups. This limits habitats co-mingling.
Tropical forests in the Amazon, home to roughly 2,000 species of plants, birds, beetles, ants and bees are being invaded by human activities such as logging. Researchers have found that habitats can be conserved by a wide network of forest areas.
The drought currently taking place in Europe is considered to be one of the worst the area has experienced since 2003. While soil moisture and forests are feeling the pain now, at least the Mediterranean might get some relief come fall.
In southwestern Australia with the endangered Carnaby's Cockatoo, Dr. Denis Saunders and other researchers recently published a study on the best ways to measure young cockatoo growth and keep tabs on the newest generation of birds.
Ants have been found to have the ability to change their diet to contain free radicals, such as hydrogen peroxide, to help fight infectious, and otherwise fatal, diseases. This is similar to humans' use of antibiotics.
The current coffee-farming system, which involves non-shade farming and low prices wrested from poor farmers, is causing problems. These methods have been in place only since the 1970s and 1980s, and a study talks about how they could be changed.