Researchers at the Universities of St Andrews and Glasgow have made a significant step forward in tackling a viral disease which causes frequent epidemics in Africa and could spread to Europe due to global warming.
An unexpected discovery has given scientists a greater understanding of an important methane-producing enzyme.
Michigan State University's Robert Last studies tomatoes. Specifically, he researches their hair, or trichomes.
Modern mothers, whether they be human or mouse, might be forgiven for envying marsupial mamas. Rather than enduring a long pregnancy and the birth of a relatively well-developed—and comparatively large—baby, kangaroos, ...
The urge to mate appears to override the need to sleep in flies, according to new research that hints at the importance of sleep for animals.
Biologists show that fruit fly larvae can make decisions about feeding that balance risk against benefit
We humans aren't the only creatures drawn by the smell of a good meal. Fruit fly larvae, it turns out, are equally susceptible to food scents, although the odors that attract them may not appeal to us.
Traffic jams are the curse of the commute, the scourge of the school run and the bane of Bank Holidays. But gridlocked motorists and students of traffic flow may soon be relieved and enlightened thanks to new research into ...
Insects have much better vision and can see in far greater detail than previously thought, a new study from the University of Sheffield has revealed.
Researchers have identified a set of genes that help control early drought response in a popular global crop. The pioneering study, conducted by Dartmouth College, the University of Wyoming, and the Donald Danforth Plant ...
Scientists have made a crucial new discovery into how a group of ancient microbes that can survive in some of the world's harshest environments, propel themselves forward.