A new study from Duke University has managed to convert carbon dioxide into fuel by using nanoparticles and light.
Over 25,000 of Gabon's forest elephants have disappeared in the last ten years.
Everybody doesn't want to experience food poisoning. It's hassling and inconvenient for everyone. However, a strain of food poisoning may be our best ally in fighting an even worse enemy: Glioblastomas, or one of the deadliest form of brain cancer.
Researchers from Duke University have found a way to effectively print images with colors that could extend to infrared without the need for expensive and bulky machines. Most infrared imaging technologies require much assembly and numerous filters. Duke engineers have developed a manufacturing technique that would revolutionize multispectral printing.
Fame is good. Well, at least, for monkeys. A new study suggests that the health of primates is partly determined by their "status" in their own social ladders, suggesting that upward mobility is indeed good for monkeys.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List has been the standard for determining the effects of a changing world on biodiversity since it was founded in 1964. But a recent study has revealed that more than 200 bird species in six rapidly developing regions are at risk of extinction even though they are not included in the IUCN Red List.
Researchers have discovered that zebrafish -- the two-buck wonders in pet stores -- may actually hold the key to do full spinal cord repair.
President Barack Obama's administration is coming under fire for the decision to expand offshore oil and gas leasing in the Gulf of Mexico. As the effects of the oil industry on the environment and wildlife are revealed, environmental groups and activists call out the inconsistency of the president's ruling with his climate change agenda.
In the wild, every advantage counts. For sea creatures, it’s between the ones blessed with super sight and those who can seamlessly blend in the surroundings. Who wins? New research reported in Science Daily has the score.
What does science have to say about the benefits of silence? Preliminary research (done on mice) suggests that prolonged periods of silence may trigger new brain cell development and help improve memory.
If you're in the mountains and you suddenly recognize the smell of buttered popcorns, chances are, a bearcat is nearby. Many have wondered why bearcats smell like buttered popcorn. Well, scientists explain that bearcat pee and popcorn both contain a chemical compound called 2-acetyl-1-pyrroline or 2-AP, which is the cause of that buttery aroma.
In hopes of saving kakapo parrots, or night parrots, from extinction, researchers plan to sequence the genomes of all surviving individuals. Once accomplished, this will be the first time an entire animal population's genome has been sequenced.
Mountaintop mining is making the Appalachians smaller. Duke University recently led a study on this and the effects on water quality in the Central Appalachians.
Pederson's cleaner shrimp bodies are almost completely transparent. However, when these tiny shrimp exercise, or give a few tail flips, their bodies turn opaque, revealing them to predators.