The soil beneath our feet is not as biologically diverse as scientists previously thought, according to a research team that includes a Virginia Tech soil microbial ecologist.
New LED lights that are being installed in milk display cases across the country do more than just reduce energy bills—they also help milk taste better, Virginia Tech researchers have found.
Look out your window, and you may see people of all ages and sizes roaming the street: a 6-foot-5-inch man walking beside a 4-foot-6-inch boy, for example, or a sprouting teen-ager who is much taller than a full-grown adult.
A paper published in Nature Communications by Virginia Tech researchers confirms a major feature in the formation of large igneous provinces—massive worldwide volcanic eruptions that created incredibly high volumes of lava ...
Virginia Tech scientists have developed a new cancer drug that uses gold nanoparticles created by the biotech firm CytImmune Sciences to deliver paclitaxel—a commonly used chemotherapy drug directly to a tumor.
Despite the many disastrous impacts of climate change, there are some regions of the globe that might benefit from hotter temperatures.
A popular antibiotic called rifampicin, used to treat tuberculosis, leprosy, and Legionnaire's disease, is becoming less effective as the bacteria that cause the diseases develop more resistance.
To surprise their prey, some species of seabirds dive into the water at speeds greater than 50 miles per hour. A human diver entering the water that fast would likely sustain serious injuries, but birds, such as gannets and ...
An international research team from six universities, including Virginia Tech, works to better understand how trees – one of Earth's most vital renewable resources – adapt to changing climates.
Bizarre new species of extinct reptile shows dinosaurs copied body, skull shapes of distant relatives
Iconic dinosaur shapes were present for at least a hundred million years on our planet in animals before those dinosaurs themselves actually appeared.