Viruses linked to algae that control coral health

A newly published study, which includes researchers from OSU, suggests viruses that may be infecting corals could be partly responsible for the decline of coral reefs around the world.

New compound could become "cool blue" for energy efficiency in buildings

A pigment discovered three years ago at OSU has now been found to have characteristics that could make it an important part of a new trend in construction - "cool roofs" for energy efficiency.

Jurassic pain: Giant "flea-like" insects plagued dinosaurs

A "flea-like" insect that lived during the age of the dinosaurs has been discovered in ancient fossils, offering more insights into the Jurassic period.

Nanotube technology leading to fast, lower-cost medical diagnostics

Carbon nanotubes are being used by OSU researchers to create a new type of biological sensor that may be able to perform medical lab tests faster and at lower cost.

The power of estrogen - male snakes attract other males

Boosting the estrogen levels of male garter snakes causes them to to secrete pheromones ordinarily produced by female snakes, in the process attracting dozens of males to mate.

Ocean microbes changing, but environmental impact is unclear

As oceans warm, it will affect the microbes and plankton that pump carbon out of the atmosphere – but researchers say it’s still unclear whether these processes will compound global warming or decrease it.

A battle of the vampires, 20 million years ago?

OSU researchers have discovered the first "bat fly" ever found as a fossil, a specimen entombed in amber from 20 million years ago.