Decrease in large wildlife drives an increase in rodent-borne disease and risk to humans
Populations of large wildlife are declining around the world, while zoonotic diseases (those transmitted from animals to humans) are on the rise. A team of Smithsonian scientists and colleagues have discovered ...
How a plant beckons the bacteria that will do it harm
A common plant puts out a welcome mat to bacteria seeking to invade, and scientists have discovered the mat's molecular mix.
Paleoanthropologists use models to show humans may have left Africa earlier than thought
Lead in 'tap-water' in ancient Rome up to 100 times more than local spring waters
A new key to unlocking the mysteries of physics? Quantum turbulence
The recent discovery of the Higgs boson has confirmed theories about the origin of mass and, with it, offered the potential to explain other scientific mysteries.
Noted researchers warn that biomedical research system in US is unsustainable
Computer simulation shows adding trees to coffee growing land can increase yields
Permafrost thawing could accelerate global warming, research says
A team of researchers lead by Florida State University have found new evidence that permafrost thawing is releasing large quantities of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere via plants, which could accelerate ...
How plants adapt: Calcium waves help the roots tell the shoots
For Simon Gilroy, sometimes seeing is believing. In this case, it was seeing the wave of calcium sweep root-to-shoot in the plants the University of Wisconsin-Madison professor of botany is studying that ...
Global warming may be causing surge in numbers of pink salmon
Study suggests global warming may be a boon to Mediterranean Basin olive growers
Chicken bones tell true story of Pacific migration
(Phys.org) —Did the Polynesians beat Columbus to South America? Not according to the tale of migration uncovered by analysis of ancient DNA from chicken bones recovered in archaeological digs across the Pacific.
Elephants can tell difference between human languages
African elephants can differentiate between human languages and move away from those considered a threat, a skill they have honed to survive in the wild, researchers said Monday.
Shade will be a precious resource to lizards in a warming world
Climate change may even test lizards' famous ability to tolerate and escape the heat—making habitat protection increasingly vital—according to a new study by UBC and international biodiversity experts.