Purdue University assistant professor Xinyan Deng and her team have created a bio-inspired hummingbird robot: trained by artificial intelligence, weighing only 12 grams and utilizing unsteady aerodynamics to hover
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.
California provides mountain lions a wide range of habitats and as an extremely adaptable species, they can live anywhere there are adequate resources
University at Buffalo physicists are using innovative tools to study the properties of a bizarre class of molecules that may play a role in disease: proteins that cluster together to form spherical droplets inside human cells
Like any other animal, mountain lions have a specific way to breed and raise their young in order to ensure survival and continuation of the species.
To research mountain lions, scientists must capture wild lions to collect vital data which can determine potential threats and how people can help protect them
In this week's episode, we learn about developable mechanisms that reside in curved surfaces of structures; explore wrist bone motion using 3D technology; and, finally, examine Adelie penguins' past and future. Check it out!
Cynthia Bradham studies the larvae of the sea urchin Lytechinus variegatus to figure out how these specimens could improving science's understanding of a wide range of issues related to human development, including cancer, birth defects, regenerative medicine and the growth of new organs
A quick historical background on the mountain lion in California, including its behaviors, habitats, threats, and its contribution to nature as an apex predator
National Science Foundation-funded Louisiana State University scientists created a detailed history of the oldest and largest Adelie penguin colony in the Northern Antarctic Peninsula
New research shows that honey bees (Apis mellifera) develop different scent profiles as they age, and the gatekeeper bees at the hive's door respond differently to returning foragers than when they encounter younger bees who have never ventured out
Some lizards in the eastern U.S. have adapted to invasive fire ants -- which can bite, sting and kill lizards -- reversing geographical trends in behavioral and physical traits used to avoid predators
When administered testosterone, juvenile male golden-collared manakins perform acrobatic courtship displays typical of adult males and express the "chee-poo" mating call.
Multidisciplinary team tackles challenges to make sweat as important as blood for health monitoring
Living Ink Technologies, a small business supported by the National Science Foundation, is using synthetic biology to develop sustainable ink with algae
Following the Yellowstone National Park wildfires of 1988, Monica Turner, University of Wisconsin-Madison professor of integrative biology, immediately got to work studying the recovery of the forests, and has continued to do so in the decades since
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
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