Diet has fast impacts on sperm quality
Men could boost their own fertility in just one to two weeks just by cleaning up their diet.
Scientist undergoes brain operation to cure alcoholism
A disease researcher with a deadly drinking habit credits a brain operation with giving him his life back.
'Snowball Earth' may have helped give rise to Earth's first animals
Those new conditions perfectly allowed algae to spread across the globe. That then created the burst of energy needed for more complex organisms to thrive.
Artificial muscles could one day help robots lift massive objects
A team of researchers has created a new artificial muscle that could help robots lift far beyond their own body weight.
99-million-year-old baby bird found trapped in amber
The fossilized hatchling was a member of the bird group known as enantiornithes, which disappeared along with dinosaurs some 65 million years ago.
Birds can "see" magnetic fields, study reports
Researchers believe they have finally figured out how birds easily navigate around the world.
Experts say 'alien' mummy study was flawed, crossed ethical line
A new study suggests that the infamous 2013 "alien mummy" paper was severely flawed.
Study says learning to lie has cognitive benefits
Research suggests that learning to lie has beneficial effects on the developing brain of children.
Researchers discover way to turn any blood type to universal O
A team of Canadian researchers just discovered a method that could turn any blood type to universal O.
Scientists solve mystery behind bird egg shape
A new study solves the centuries-old mystery of guillemot egg shape.
Scientists discover first evidence of matter-matter coupling
A new study reveals the first-ever evidence of matter-matter coupling.
Evolution might favor 'survival of the laziest,' study says
A new study suggests that evolution might favor laziness in certain species.
Laziness likely helped kill off Homo erectus, study says
The extinct Homo erectus species likely died off in large part due to their laziness, according to a new study from The Australian National University.
Trees can be genetically engineered not to spread, study says
Researcher suggests that trees can be genetically engineered not to invasively spread.
Germs are gaining resistance to hospital hand gels, study says
The prevalence of hospital hand gels is increasing germ resistance to them, according to a new study.
Naked mole-rats shatter conventions of reproduction and aging
Researchers have uncovered the unique genetic mechanisms behind naked mole-rat reproduction and their connection to lifespan.
Plate tectonics are not necessary for human life, study says
A new study suggests that plate tectonics might not be needed to support life, which contradicts previous beliefs.
Scientists track neural circuits of ageless hydras
A team of researchers is tracking the nervous system of the unique ageless hydras.
Single molecule deficiency could mean severe and treatment-resistant depression
Scientists have discovered the connection between a common nutritional supplement and depression.
Cooking oil coating prevents bacteria growth on food processing equipment
Researchers used a thin layer of cooking oil to prevent bacterial growth on machines used to create mass-produced foods.
Animals can use muscle as internal water source, study says
A new study suggests that some animals dip into muscle stores for water.
Ocean acidification is majorly impacting marine life, study says
Researchers suggest that ocean acidification is having some major negative effects on marine life.
Study reveals over 1,200 genes connected to academic success
An international team of researchers identified over 1,200 genes connected to academic success.
Bioengineered rice better suited for climate change, study says
Researchers suggest that rice plants that are engineered to have fewer stomata are more resilient to future climate change.
Asteroid that will fly close to Earth on Thursday poses no danger
Astronomers will have opportunity to observe a complete rotation of the object in just one night.
Alaska coastal towns endangered by rising sea levels as climate-change aid dries up
Shishmaref's residents voted in August to relocate to the mainland, but they have no funding to do so. Newtok requested federal funds in January to help its residents relocate but has so far been left emptyhanded.
Bats use gene from ancient Ebola-like virus, study says
Mouse-eared bats contain a gene that they "stole" from an ancient Ebola-like virus 18 million years ago.
Ancient moon life is a possibility, study says
A new study suggests the Earth's moon could have been habitable 3.5 to 3.8 billion years ago.
Titan's large craters are prime locations for life, study says
A new study suggests that Titan's craters are prime locations for life.
Variations in human schizophrenia-linked gene drive pigeon feather patterns
A new study uncovers the single gene responsible for pigeon feather patterns.
Scientists might have discovered how to save coral reefs
New research has shed light on a potential solution method of strengthening coral reefs.
Scientists use nanoparticles to boost immune system tumor defense
MIT researchers are fighting cancerous tumors using nanoparticles that deliver.
Studying heredity started as a data mining quest
Eugenics started with good intention, but eventually elevated biology over culture and statistics over context.
Huawei and ZTE are sources of concern for U.S. officials
Congress has restricted the Pentagon from procuring gear from China manufacturers, Huawei and ZTE, surrounding security threats.
Bacteria can pass on 'memory' to descendants, study says
A new study suggests that bacteria pass on "memory" to descendants using a rhythmic pattern of biological processes.
Ancient sea worm leaves behind feces with evidence of Cambrian biodiversity
Ancient sea worm feces sheds light on a food web on the ocean floor.
Newly discovered organ could be largest in body
A team of scientists believe they have found a brand new organ known as the interstitium.
Viruses adapt through new evolutionary path, study says
Scientists have discovered a new evolutionary path used by viruses.
OSIRIS-REx spacecraft photographs Earth and Moon
Ten days after Earth gravity assist, MapCam camera looks back on Earth-Moon system.
NASA leads an asteroid "fire drill" as asteroid nears Earth
The network's test is going well so far and is monitoring the asteroid as expected, according to NASA researchers.
Researchers analyze conditions that facilitate cooperation in nature
Research team develops a mathematical model of how individual animals inherit their social connections.
Diet has fast impacts on sperm quality
Men could boost their own fertility in just one to two weeks just by cleaning up their diet.
Scientist undergoes brain operation to cure alcoholism
A disease researcher with a deadly drinking habit credits a brain operation with giving him his life back.
100-year-old fruitcake found in Antarctica in 'excellent condition'
Conservators with the Antarctic Heritage Trust, based in New Zealand, recently found the fruitcake in a hut at Cape Adare, the oldest building in Antarctica.
'Snowball Earth' may have helped give rise to Earth's first animals
Those new conditions perfectly allowed algae to spread across the globe. That then created the burst of energy needed for more complex organisms to thrive.
Artificial muscles could one day help robots lift massive objects
A team of researchers has created a new artificial muscle that could help robots lift far beyond their own body weight.
99-million-year-old baby bird found trapped in amber
The fossilized hatchling was a member of the bird group known as enantiornithes, which disappeared along with dinosaurs some 65 million years ago.
Asteroid-bound spacecraft slingshots past Earth
Gravity assist will alter its trajectory while saving fuel.
Birds can "see" magnetic fields, study reports
Researchers believe they have finally figured out how birds easily navigate around the world.
Invading fungus controls zombie ants, study says
Researchers have made the surprising discovery that the so-called zombie ant fungus invades the ant's entire body without infecting its brain.
Jellyfish may be capable of sleep after all, study reports
A team of researchers have found compelling evidence that a species of brainless jellyfish can sleep in the same way other animals do.
Experts say 'alien' mummy study was flawed, crossed ethical line
A new study suggests that the infamous 2013 "alien mummy" paper was severely flawed.
Study says learning to lie has cognitive benefits
Research suggests that learning to lie has beneficial effects on the developing brain of children.
Extinct cave bear DNA discovered in living bears
A new study reveals the DNA of an extinct cave bear species in living bears.
Study suggests narwhals and beluga whales experience menopause
Narwhals and beluga whales experience menopause, which brings the total number of species known to experience the process to five.
Researchers discover way to turn any blood type to universal O
A team of Canadian researchers just discovered a method that could turn any blood type to universal O.
Watery exoplanets are more common than we thought, but not very accommodating
A new study suggests that watery exoplanets might be more common than we thought, but this doesn't necessarily mean they are habitable.
Scientists solve mystery behind bird egg shape
A new study solves the centuries-old mystery of guillemot egg shape.
Scientists discover first evidence of matter-matter coupling
A new study reveals the first-ever evidence of matter-matter coupling.
Evolution might favor 'survival of the laziest,' study says
A new study suggests that evolution might favor laziness in certain species.
Human prehistoric ancestors mated with each other, study says
A new study suggests that our ancient human ancestors mated with each other more frequently than we thought.
Laziness likely helped kill off Homo erectus, study says
The extinct Homo erectus species likely died off in large part due to their laziness, according to a new study from The Australian National University.
Asteroid that killed dinosaurs also caused mass shark extinction, study says
A new study sheds light on the effect of the dinosaur-killing asteroid on the evolution of sharks.
Trees can be genetically engineered not to spread, study says
Researcher suggests that trees can be genetically engineered not to invasively spread.
Scientists transplant lab-grown lungs into pigs
Scientists just created bioengineered lungs and transplanted them into adult pigs, which has experts hopeful for human applications.
Germs are gaining resistance to hospital hand gels, study says
The prevalence of hospital hand gels is increasing germ resistance to them, according to a new study.
Naked mole-rats shatter conventions of reproduction and aging
Researchers have uncovered the unique genetic mechanisms behind naked mole-rat reproduction and their connection to lifespan.
Astronomers create 'light-fingerprints' to reveal mysteries of cosmos
A new databased uses "light-fingerprints" to catalogue the geometric albedos and calibrated spectra of the Milky Way's celestial bodies.
Plate tectonics are not necessary for human life, study says
A new study suggests that plate tectonics might not be needed to support life, which contradicts previous beliefs.
Study examines how jumping genes cause disease and drive evolution
A new study examines jumping genes and their connection to evolution and disease.
Scientists track neural circuits of ageless hydras
A team of researchers is tracking the nervous system of the unique ageless hydras.
Single molecule deficiency could mean severe and treatment-resistant depression
Scientists have discovered the connection between a common nutritional supplement and depression.
Weeds reveal novel antibiotic in new study
Researchers just discovered a new antibiotic in the common field weed.
Stop & Shop voluntarily recalls its frozen broccoli after listeria report
The frozen broccoli packages affected include those with UPC 068826700926 and code BEST BY MAR 15 2020.
Researchers sequence bacteria that cause tooth decay
Bioengineering researchers have sequenced the complete genomes of three strains of S. sobrinus.
Moth slumber parties are held in hollow trees, study says
A researcher just discovered the unique phenomenon of moth slumber parties that contradicts their solitary reputation.
CRISPR DNA repair is still a mystery
A recent study revealed new information on CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing and reminds scientists that there is still much to learn about the process.
Cooking oil coating prevents bacteria growth on food processing equipment
Researchers used a thin layer of cooking oil to prevent bacterial growth on machines used to create mass-produced foods.
Fathers pass on more than genetics in sperm
Research reveals sperm change their cargo as they travel through the reproductive tract.
Worms frozen for many years brought back to life
Researchers use Petri dishes to analyze frozen worms to find good candidates for a cryonics study.
Leopard geckos can make new brain cells, study says
A new study reveals that leopard geckos can make new brain cells.
Animals can use muscle as internal water source, study says
A new study suggests that some animals dip into muscle stores for water.
Study uncovers mystery of ancient vegetarian cave bear diet
A new study unravels the mystery of the extinct vegetarian cave bear diet.
Mozambique using science to save wildlife
Scientists in Mozambique are using hands-on approaches to analyze animal behavior.
Ocean acidification is majorly impacting marine life, study says
Researchers suggest that ocean acidification is having some major negative effects on marine life.
First global marine wilderness mapping shows how little remains
A new study sheds light on the dire situation that the marine wilderness is faced with.
Study reveals over 1,200 genes connected to academic success
An international team of researchers identified over 1,200 genes connected to academic success.
Genetics may program you to dislike beer
A combination of learned behavior, DNA and human instinct determine whether you like or hate beer.
Scientists bioengineer 3-D model of human heart ventricle
Scientists just created a three-dimensional human heart ventricle in the laboratory.
Most life experienced are fabricated from memories, study says
A new study suggests that most of our life experiences are crafted using past memories.