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