Scientists see how plants optimize their repair
Researchers led by a Washington State University biologist have found the optimal mechanism by which plants heal the botanical equivalent of a bad sunburn. Their work, published in the Proceedings of the Na ...
Discovery of cellular snooze button advances cancer and biofuel research
The discovery of a cellular snooze button has allowed a team of Michigan State University scientists to potentially improve biofuel production and offer insight on the early stages of cancer.
Study shows increase of CO2 in the atmosphere is lower than predicted because of plants
Researchers find oil platforms among the most productive fish habitats in the world
Earliest-known lamprey larva fossils unearthed in Inner Mongolia
Few people devote time to pondering the ancient origins of the eel-like lamprey, yet the evolutionary saga of the bloodsucker holds essential clues to the biological roots of humanity.
Migrating animals' pee affects ocean chemistry
The largest migration on the planet is the movement of small animals from the surface of the open ocean, where they feed on plants under cover of darkness, to the sunless depths where they hide from predators ...
Four year study shows there are patterns in the ways users download BitTorrent files
Study shows most water in lunar soil generated by solar wind, not result of comet or meteorite impacts
Study shows manure from cows not given antibiotics still causes increase in resistant bacteria in soil
Study reveals messenger molecules in cell walls can double as hormones
Researchers have discovered that some common messenger molecules in human cells double as hormones when bound to a protein that interacts with DNA. The finding could bring to light a class of previously unknown ...
Pottery shards offer evidence of pulque production in prehispanic Mesoamerica
Researchers outline recommendations to improve scientific decision-making
The public dialogue surrounding whether to vaccinate children is one example of how poor communication of science can cause confusion and worsen people's health and lives. Many other issues – from climate change to nuclear ...