Research high in the Amazonian canopy resulted in the discovery that the forest's chemical portfolios form a rich mosaic that varies with elevation and soil content.
The surface of the sea takes up nitrogen oxides that build up in polluted air at night, new measurements on the coast of southern California have shown.
About the size of a stapler, a new handheld device is able to test a large number of proteins in our body all at once- with a subtle combination of optical science and engineering.
A number of poultry industry groups are using a less costly method to collect avian influenza virus samples, thanks to new research.
The Obama administration is moving forward with a dramatic reduction in sulfur in gasoline and tighter emissions standards for cars, arguing the move will eventually save thousands of lives per year.
Evolutionary distances that conservationists use to identify and target distinct species may be unreliable, new research suggests.
Exciting plasmons could impact everything from national defense, information technology, lighting, optics and imaging.
Researchers have developed a new method for rapidly measuring the level of antibiotic molecules in the blood and how they work against bacteria, paving the way for personalized treatments for bacterial diseases.
It is not only genetics that predispose to bowel cancer; microbes living in the gut help drive the development of intestinal tumors, according to new research in mice.
One of the most colorful and captivating events on the coral reef’s calendar has been captured on video at Heron Island Research Station. Each year, researchers flock there to witness and study the annual coral spawning event.
This photo shows a Burrowing Owl in Brazil standing on one leg. The Burrowing Owl is a tiny but long-legged owl found throughout open landscapes of North and South America.
Researchers, looking at the findings a very large U.S. study, found that active smoking by mothers while pregnant— and exposure of non-smoking mothers to second hand smoke— led to an increased risk of spontaneous abortion, stillbirth and tubal ectopic pregnancy.
The Straits of Mackinac is drawing attention for something that is out of sight, usually out of mind and which some consider a symbol of the dangers lurking in the nation's sprawling web of buried oil and natural gas pipelines. Stretched across the bottom of the waterway are two 20-inch pipes that carry nearly 23 million gallons of crude oil daily.
Most biobatteries are unable to generate large amounts of power, but researchers recently developed a prototype version that has the potential to be lighter and more powerful than the batteries typically found in today's portable electronic devices, including smartphones.
Scientists have created a new nickel-gallium catalyst that could someday be used to convert hydrogen and carbon dioxide emissions into methanol— an important industrial chemical and potential fuel.