We all know that the way someone sees the world, and the way it really is, aren't always the same. This ability to recognize that someone's beliefs may differ from reality has long been seen as unique to humans.
Logged forests in Central Africa may contain more than three times as much carbon-emitting woody debris left on the forest floor after logging than previous estimates have suggested, a new Duke University-led study finds.
If you live in one of the battleground states in this year's races for U.S. Senate, you have probably been inundated with political ads, many of which talk about a candidate's willingness to toe the party line or vote across ...
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill six years ago caused widespread marsh erosion that may be permanent in some places, according to a new Duke University-led analysis of 270 miles of the Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama coasts.
Duke professor Brian Hare remembers his first flopped experiment. While an undergraduate at Emory in the late 1990s, he spent a week at the Duke Lemur Center waving bananas at lemurs. He was trying to see if they, like other ...
When Tara Clarke went to Madagascar this summer, she packed what you might expect for a trip to the tropics: sunscreen, bug spray. But when she returned seven weeks later, her carry-on luggage contained an unusual item: ten ...
Duke researchers have devised a computerized method to autonomously and quickly diagnose malaria with clinically relevant accuracy—a crucial step to successfully treating the disease and halting its spread.
The forward march of science often blunders into the realization that nature's way of doing things is a lot more complicated than we thought.
Often described as the blueprint of life, DNA contains the instructions for making every living thing from a human to a house fly.
In a matchup of animal superpowers, a clever form of camouflage might beat super sight—at least in the ocean.