People aren't the only ones who perform better on tests or athletic events when they are just a little bit nervous—dogs do too. But in dogs as in people, the right amount of stress depends on disposition.
Scanning sonar from a scientific expedition has revealed the remains of a previously unknown shipwreck more than a mile deep off the North Carolina coast. Artifacts on the wreck indicate it might date to the American Revolution.
There's a high-stakes arms race being waged with colors and patterns in the scrublands of southern Zambia. It's a battle that's probably being fought everywhere there are birds practicing what is known as "brood parasitism"—laying ...
There aren't any giants or midgets when it comes to the cells in your body, and now Duke University scientists think they know why.
The light-sensing molecules that tell plants whether to germinate, when to flower and which direction to grow were inherited millions of years ago from ancient algae, finds a new study from Duke University.
When political candidates give a speech or debate an opponent, it's not just what they say that matters—it's also how they say it.
We've all seen dewdrops form on spider webs. But what if they flung themselves off of the strands instead?
Measures taken to protect ecosystems and the environment could also deliver public health benefits, according to a study published today.
Time management isn't just important for busy people—it's critical for plants, too. A Duke University study shows how two biological clocks work together to help plants deal with intermittent demands such as fungal infections, ...