A team of scientists from the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University have made a fundamental biological discovery that explains the structure of the nuclear envelope
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.
How long should a tail be for a swimming organism? Annette Peko Hosoi, professor and associate dean of engineering at MIT, answers the question on this edition of "Ask a Scientist."
Do the math for bedbugs, frog-skin lifesavers, cuddles for ICU babies and recipe against disaster
In this week's episode, we explore 3D technology to look inside capillaries; learn about a new species of dinosaur with a heart-shaped tail; and, finally, we examine a new kind of thinking cap for online learning
Stretching the strength, snake buckling behavior, table for crime scenes and rewriting the history of oxygen
Researchers working at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute report that male túngara frogs in Panama City put on sexier mating displays than frogs living in nearby tropical forests
Osteoarthritis breakthrough, plant gene treasure, sign language translator and copper-based organic LEDs
Engineers investigating impact of krill swarms on ocean mixing, and possibly global climate
Scientists at University of California, Davis, have solved the problem of propagating cloned, hybrid plants from seed -- a long-sought discovery with big implications for global agriculture
National Science Foundation-funded researchers at Ohio University discovered a long-necked titanosaur with a heart-shaped tail in southwestern Tanzania
Far from being a weak-willed sap easily paralyzed by the emerald jewel wasp's sting to the brain -- followed by becoming a placid egg carrier and then larvae chow -- the American cockroach can deliver a stunning karate kick that saves its life
National Science Foundation-funded researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder recently developed a 3D printing technique that could one day lead to the creation of blood vessels, artificial arteries and even organ tissues
Geckos are renowned for their acrobatic feats on land and in the air, but a new discovery that they can also run on water puts them in the superhero category, says a University of California, Berkeley, biologist
With a little help from the National Science Foundation, spiders have presented exciting ways to improve people's lives, safety and even food supply
The Georgia Aquarium called in Georgia Tech scientists to find out which good bacteria were working to clean the waste from more than 1,000 marine animals in 6 million gallons of seawater.
An international team of researchers has discovered that the gene FT -- the primary driver of the transition to flowering in plants each spring -- does something unexpected in Arabidopsis thaliana plants grown in natural environments, with implications for the artificial growing conditions scientists commonly used in the lab
Catching brain hijackers, landscaping for the birds, a mussel shell tell and faster protein sequencing
A new study contradicts assumptions that developed areas have fewer mammals and less variety in mammal species
Spooky Antarctic vibes, moving magma matters, tracking the tropics and aging ancient animals. It's "4 Awesome Discoveries You Probably Didn't Hear About This Week"