A new national study shows that people whose mothers had more partners—married or cohabiting—often follow the same path.
The trick to boosting crops in drought-prone, food-insecure areas of West Africa could be a ubiquitous native shrub that persists in the toughest of growing conditions.
Strong relationships between teachers, parents and students at schools has more impact on improving student learning than does financial support, new research shows.
Rising sea levels driven by climate change make for salty soil, and that is likely to force about 200,000 coastal farmers in Bangladesh inland as glaciers melt into the world's oceans, according to estimates from a new study.
Chemists at The Ohio State University have developed a new and improved way to generate molecules that can enable the design of new types of synthetic drugs.
Researchers have developed designer molecules that may one day be able to seek out and trap deadly nerve agents and other toxic compounds in the environment—and possibly in humans.
Next time you're stung by a wasp or a honeybee, consider the elegantly designed stinger that caused you so much pain.
Many women in doctoral degree programs in fields like engineering and physics are in a class of their own—and that's not a good thing.
Walleye and the fish they eat struggle to see in water clouded by algae, and that could potentially jeopardize the species' future if harmful algal blooms persist, according to a new study.
Harmful algae isn't just a problem for high-profile bodies of water—it poses serious, toxic threats in small ponds and lakes as well, new research has found.