A team of plant geneticists demonstrate how bringing together beneficial traits can have negative consequences
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.
With a robotic arm, a research team has collected specimens of coral and captured video footage and photos of underwater life that has rarely been seen by humans
Without an intact hippocampus, forming new memories is impossible. Researchers from Arizona State University and Stanford University have found an equally important role for the hippocampus: feeding information to brain areas responsible for learning
Want bigger, faster-growing blueberries? New research shows wild bees are an essential secret ingredient in larger and better blueberry yields -- producing plumper, faster-ripening berries.
Rob Gegear studies how bumblebees make decisions as they forage and explores the complex interconnections between bees and flowering plants
Researchers aboard the National Science Foundation-funded research vessel (R/V) Endeavor are studying plankton and other materials in the waters off the coast of South America to tackle a pressing question in oceanography
A team of researchers visits a seed bank, the Tomato Genetics Resource Center, where scientists try to preserve the genetic diversity available in wild tomato relatives and make it available for crop breeders
Researchers are looking to nature for inspiration in developing a new method of underwater plasma generation, using shrimp as a model -- a discovery which could provide significant improvements for actions ranging from water sterilization to drilling
This video describes a food chain that extends from consumers, producers, breeders and the wild crop relatives that breeders depend on for crop improvement.
Barnacles are sticky little critters that hitch rides on the backs of humpback and gray whales. They hold a wealth of information that is helping scientists better understand how whales might respond to the current changes in Earth's climate
Seagrass shaves waves, right whale trails, lessen coral stressin' and a hurricane in a pool
As a top predator, the mountain lion contributes to a stable ecosystem which affects all parts of the food chain; their absence can have detrimental effects
Migration plays a significant role in the survival of the lion species as it helps mix genetics throughout California, making the species stronger as a whole
National Science Foundation-funded cognitive neuroscientists at George Washington University have found that a person's knowledge about the size of everyday objects impacts how our brains process and interact with the visual environment
AI-boosted birdbot, greater tomaters, battery anatomy and the evolutionary pursuit of carbs
Researchers use mathematical models to show how fungi build "highways" that solve the problems of congestion -- on a fungal highway, the more traffic there is, the faster everyone gets to work
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
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.