Atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration was the major driver behind the global climatic shifts that occurred between 53 and 34 million years ago, according to new research.
Neutron scattering and computational modeling have revealed unique and unexpected behavior of water molecules under extreme confinement that is unmatched by any known gas, liquid or solid states.
Throughout the history of life on Earth, multicellular life evolved from single cells numerous times, but explaining how this happened is one of the major evolutionary puzzles of our time. However, scientists have now completed a study of the complete DNA of one of the most important model organisms, Gonium pectorale, a simple green algae that comprises only 16 cells.
Most stream-resident fish stay throughout winter despite the ice. This has been shown by researchers by tagging trout and sculpins with transponders to follow fish migration. Fish's general state of health is the single most important factor for surviving winter.
For the first time in history, researchers have isolated the parts of the human genome that could explain the differences in how humans experience happiness.
CERN has unleashed 300 terabytes of open data to the public, a massive data-dump more than 10 times greater than its previous release to the public.
Scientists have solved a decades-old medical mystery by finally identifying a previously unknown molecule that is attacked by the immune system in people with Type 1 diabetes.
A new fungal pathogen is killing gypsy moth caterpillars and crowding out communities of pathogens and parasites that previously destroyed these moth pests.
Scientists have identified a specific gene that within a year helped spur a permanent physical change in a finch species in response to a drought-induced food shortage.
Scientists on a recent expedition discovered a new reef system at the mouth of the Amazon River river, the largest river by discharge of water in the world.
The editors of Laboratory Equipment want you to start your week off with a smile. So, here's a science joke you might like: Why do chemists like nitrates so much?
Spark is a compact spectral sensor from Ocean Optics that bridges the spectral measurement gap between filter-based devices and CCD-array instruments.
Thirty years after the Chernobyl nuclear accident, there's still a significant threat of radiation from the crumbling remains of Reactor 4. But an innovative, $1.6 billion super-structure is being built to prevent further releases.
Timing is everything when it comes to the development of the vertebrate face. In a new study, stem cell researchers identify the roles of key molecular signals that control this critical timing.
Most of the cosmic rays arriving at Earth from our galaxy come from nearby clusters of massive stars, according to new observations from the Cosmic Ray Isotope Spectrometer (CRIS).