A new study suggests that rising and falling sea levels played a key role in the distribution of species across the Galapagos by repeatedly connecting and then isolating the 16 equatorial islands.
An invisible label could ensure that expensive olive oil isn't counterfeit or adulterated. The tag comprises tiny magnetic DNA particles encapsulated in a silica casing and mixed with the oil.
The results of an international study indicate that the DNA recovered from the inside of a pumpkin, previously attributed to the French King Louis XVI, does not actually belong to the monarch, guillotined in 1793.
Researchers have developed an ultrasound device that could help identify arterial plaque that is at high risk of breaking off and causing heart attack or stroke.
The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the FDA.
In this edition, we learn about: Battling the serious immune reaction that happens with sepsis, with Peter Ward (special issue of Trends in Molecular Medicine). The link between cell metabolism, fertility, and lifespan, with Shawn Ahmed (6:30) (Cell Reports). Other great research highlights from around Cell Press (12:00).
As search crews continue to look for two missing people in the Washington landslide, scientists are also closely monitoring how the slide is affecting federally endangered fish runs, including Chinook salmon and steelhead.
An Oregon county commission has ordered an incinerator to stop accepting boxed medical waste to generate electricity after learning the waste it's been burning may include tissue from aborted fetuses.
Vermont could likely be the first state in the country to require labels on genetically modified foods, under a bill approved by both legislative chambers and favored by the governor.
Researchers previously discovered that the newborn animal heart can heal itself completely, whereas the adult heart lacks this ability. Now, research by the same team has revealed why the heart loses its incredible regenerative capability in adulthood, and the answer is quite simple– oxygen.
Inspired by the fist-like club of a mantis shrimp, a team of researchers has developed a design structure for composite materials that is more impact resistant and tougher than the standard used in airplanes.
Researchers are trying a novel way to boost the power of cochlear implants. They used the technology to beam gene therapy into the ears of deaf animals and found the combination improved hearing.
Scientists are watching an iceberg bigger than the island of Guam as it slowly moves away from an Antarctic glacier. Don’t worry: it’s more a wonder than a worry and is not a threat to shipping or sea level rise.
Researchers studying the Amazon Basin have revealed unprecedented details of the size, age and species of trees across the region by comparing satellite maps with hundreds of field plots. These new insights could improve carbon offsetting initiatives.
Researchers have discovered that protein clusters implicated in neurodegenerative diseases actually serve to protect brain cells.
Scientists report that rats exposed to high-energy particles, simulating conditions astronauts would face on a long-term deep space mission, show lapses in attention and slower reaction times, even when the radiation exposure is in extremely low dose ranges.