Large dust storms carry valuable particles eastward to the Pacific Ocean for phytoplankton to feed on. Since this species naturally combats climate change, varying storm deposits could have a detrimental effect.
For a change, researches examined beach sand instead of beach water and found a surprising amount of pathogens that endanger beach goers. Here's what regulartors should be doing in light of these findings.
Tropical songbirds have a lower adult mortality rate than temperate birds because they are raised in smaller families. This directly affects their wing growth and ability to escape from predators.
Barley, that grain that supplies us with both cereals and beer, had a difficult genome to crack. Researchers recently decoded it, which will help farmers breed stronger crops.
A methane-eating bacteria might be the secret to fighting global warming. New copper storage proteins in bacteria were found to store metal in a way that has never been seen before.
Staph is a "super bug" that, before now, couldn't be stopped. It includes Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and other forms.
A planetary scientist explains that, with some adaptations, life-forms similar to Earth's could live on other planets' environments as well.
Scientists have long debated about how the first inhabitants arrived to North America, and now one popular "ice bridge" theory has definitively been disproved, according to new research.
When things appear more chaotic than usual, you'll often hear people say "It must be a full moon." However, the Moon is not to blame for life's craziness, according to a new study, which finds that even the most intelligent people will develop strong, entirely wrong beliefs.
I still can't decide if this makes me want to laugh, cry, or just move out of the country... A recent survey has revealed that a stunning 26 percent of Americans think the Sun revolves around the Earth, and that's just the beginning.
Investigators have recently exposed a ring of fraudulent reviews, resulting in the retraction of a whopping 60 papers from a little-known journal. However, these retractions actually occur more than you'd think, even in big named journals.
A reputable scientific journal has voluntarily retracted 60 papers linked to a single researcher in Taiwan. SAGE Publishers has released a statement describing a 14-month investigation that was launched prior to the retractions.
Nine scientists were just awarded the Kavli prize - a hopeful rival of the Nobel Prize - which awards for seminal advances in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience, and neuroscience.
Three-hundred years ago, the British government offered a fantastical award to the first academic mind to figure out how figure out a ship's longitudinal location in real-time. Now Britain has done it again, offering a massive cash prize to the first scientist to solve one of the many major problems of our time - and it's up to the public to decide what that problem will be.