(Phys.org)—Bacteria in hyenas' scent glands may be the key controllers of communication.
(Phys.org)—Computer viruses are constantly replicating throughout computer networks and wreaking havoc. But what if they had to find mates in order to reproduce?
(Phys.org)—Mechanisms that protect plants from freezing are placed in storage during the summer and wisely unpacked when days get shorter.
Soil microbes are impulsive. So much so that they help plants face the challenges of a rapidly changing climate.
(Phys.org) -- Why, after millions of years of evolution, do organisms build structures that seemingly serve no purpose?
Water's fate in China mirrors problems across the world: fouled, pushed far from its natural origins, squandered and exploited.
Innovative problem solving requires trying many different solutions. That's true for humans, and now Michigan State University researchers show that it's true for hyenas, too.
Dividing tasks among different individuals is a more efficient way to get things done, whether you are an ant, a honeybee or a human.
It's relatively easy to collect massive amounts of data on microbes. But the files are so large that it takes days to simply transmit them to other researchers and months to analyze once they are received.
The secret to the deadly 2011 E. coli outbreak in Germany has been decoded, thanks to research conducted at Michigan State University.