The value of ecological biodiversity for maintaining ecosystem stability and function is well established, but a recent study points to a novel way to fine-tune our ability to measure it at larger scales. The study, published ...
Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species (originally published in 1859) shares a deplorable fate with many other classics: it is known to everyone, yet rarely read.
Advances in cell biology, materials science and imaging are combining to create tools that will allow researchers to track in real time and in super-fine resolution what happens inside a single cell.
Newly developed nanovalves allow the flow of individual nanoparticles in liquids to be controlled in tiny channels. This is of interest for lab-on-a-chip applications such as in materials science and biomedicine.
While for many people sharks bring to mind the Jaws theme music, it seems sharks themselves prefer jazz.
Unless you've been living under a rock (no judgment, by the way), I'm sure you've heard about the reproducibility crisis in scientific research. In 2016, two posts on this blog covered what the main causes of irreproducibility ...
About 21 million years ago, a fungus that causes a devastating disease in rice first became harmful to the food that nourishes roughly half the world's population, according to an international study led by Rutgers University-New ...
In a study of 11 different plant species, published in Molecular Biology and Evolution, researchers at the University of Oxford have shown that the speed at which plants evolve is linked to how good they are at photosynthesis.
Could a unique bacterium be nature's microscopic power plant?
Animals that carry a physical impediment can work harder to rear their young as a result, a study of insects has shown.