Local climatic changes impact algae living inside the sea ice, which may drastically affect near shore arctic marine food webs
What is this thing called life? Biologists are life's detectives, discovering how life works and what makes animals, plants and microbes "alive." Organisms don't remain the same forever. Without change, life on Earth would stagnate. Species are in a constant dance with their environment. When an environment changes, the species that live within must change too, evolving to better adapt in order to survive. The end result is the diversity of life we see around us.
Mysterious parasite pushes amphibians toward extinction as researchers race to fight back
This species' ability to adapt to constant daylight may ultimately help answer questions about human sleep disorders and other health problems
NSF-funded paleontologists discover fossil of groundhog-like mammal on Madagascar.
Ocean acidification alters development of a key balance structure in squid.
Thin sheets of ice push rocks across the desert when conditions are just right
Snakes and snake-like robots show how sidewinders conquer sandy slopes.
This video shows the relationship between a parasitic plant, dodder, and two host plants, Arabidopsis and tomatoes.
This video shows how sonar enables bats to navigate and hone in on targets in dark, cluttered environments.
A technology from NSF-funded small business NovaScan detects cancer cells in living tissue in real-time.
The mission of C-DEBI is to explore life beneath the seafloor and make transformative discoveries that advance science, benefit society, and inspire people of all ages and origins.
Researchers have made a surprising discovery in worms about the role of calcium in pain signaling. They have built a structural model of the molecule that allows calcium ions to pass into a neuron, triggering a signal of pain. These discoveries may help direct new strategies to treat pain in people.
The Spinosaurus is rediscovered.
In this video, University of Florida professor Tim Martin explains his work in the woods.
Jellyfish swarms in the Gulf of Mexico help researchers identify environmental changes in the water. Dr. Monty Graham at the University of Southern Mississippi studies these massive jellyfish swarms that can stretch for many, many miles.
Bacteria swim with bodies and flagella
In this video, Professor Costa describes his work studying the winter foraging ecology of weddell seals in Antarctica through the use of sophisticated satellite tags and physical examinations.
Scientists are reconstructing the climate history to gauge the potential contribution to sea level rise
Over a period of five months following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, bacteria consumed at least 200,000 tons of oil and natural gas that spewed into the Gulf of Mexico.