Larvae from fat fish on deep reefs help keep shallower populations afloat

Populations of coral reef fish in shallower habitats likely owe at least some of their sustainability to the prodigious reproductive abilities of large, old counterparts that dwell at greater depths.

A better battery: one-time pollutant may become valued product to aid wind, solar energy

Chemists have discovered that organic compounds in a family that traditionally has been known as pollutants could offer an important advance to make cheap, reliable batteries.

Ancient wingless wasp, now extinct, is one of a kind

Researchers have identified a bizarre, parasitic wasp without wings preserved in 100-million-year-old amber, which belongs to no other family ever identified on Earth.

Scientists outline biochemistry of xanthohumol - an avenue to treat metabolic syndrome

Researchers have made a fundamental advance in understanding xanthohumol – a compound found in hops that’s of significant interest to prevent or treat lipid and metabolic disorders.

New colors, a new world of pigments continue to evolve from accidental blue discovery

A bright blue compound that was first discovered by accident has now led to the more rational and methodical development of other colors that may ultimately change the world of pigments.

Findings about protein could open door to new class of antibiotics

The first-ever detailed, atomic-level images have been made of a peroxiredoxin, revealing a peculiar characteristic that might form the foundation for a new approach to antibiotics.

Research outlines cellular communication processes that make life possible

Researchers have discovered a mechanism of intercellular communication that helps explain how biological systems function properly most of the time, and sometimes remarkably well.

Terrifed insect escapes a permanent tomb - 50 million years ago

Thousands of insects, plants and other life forms have been found trapped in ancient amber deposits, but a new discovery shows a different rarity – the one that got away.

World's greatest butterfly collection takes shape

Researchers at 27 universities and museums around the United States have begun creating what will soon become the world’s greatest butterfly collection – in digital form.

Twenty years of progress: nutrition emerging as a "hard science" in human health

A much better understanding of the role of diet and supplements in maintaining optimum health well into old age has emerged over the past 20 years.