The glass frog’s unusual adaptation to bolster its camouflage could offer clues for preventing deadly blood clots in people.
The extra magma doesn’t mean it’s more likely to erupt, scientists say. In fact, the better measurement helps them to understand its future.
Scientists have tested in animals a vaccine that may protect against 20 strains of influenza, helping to prevent another pandemic.
Nearly 23 million acres burned from 1982 to 2020. But almost half of that occurred in 2019 and 2020, and the region may be near a threshold beyond which extreme fires become more common.
Scientists thought the InSight spacecraft had recorded some major marsquakes, but with another NASA mission’s help, they found what had really shaken up the red planet.
Scientists say water vapor injected into the stratosphere by the volcanic eruption in January may have a slight, though temporary, warming effect.
As global warming passes certain limits, dire changes will probably become irreversible, the researchers said, including the loss of polar ice sheets and the death of coral reefs.
The harmful molecules are everywhere, but chemists have made progress in developing a method to break them down.
Researchers increased yield in soy plants by making them better at photosynthesis, the process that powers life. The findings hold promise for feeding a warming world.
Researchers found bacterial cells so large they are easily visible to the naked eye, challenging ideas about how large microbes can get.
Tortoises and turtles don’t just live for a long time — they barely age while they live.
The overall threat to the animals from climate change remains, but a new finding suggests that small numbers might survive for longer as the Arctic warms.
The flecks of rock were brought back to Earth by the Japanese space mission Hayabusa2 in December 2020.
Evolutionary theories said giraffes developed their height to get to better eats, but ancestors may have gained the advantage through head-butting battles.
A new study finds that if fossil fuel emissions continue apace, the oceans could experience a mass extinction by 2300. There is still time to avoid it.
Retrievers that don’t retrieve and Papillons that point are all possible because the genes that shape dog behavior predate modern breeding that focuses on appearance, researchers find.
When conventional seismometers in Haiti failed before the 2010 quake, less sophisticated devices operated by citizen scientists helped seismic researchers fill in the blanks.
In a study of members of the Armed Forces, people who developed multiple sclerosis first had Epstein-Barr virus.
Scientists have described a giant new species of ichthyosaur that evolved its 55-foot-long body size only a few million years after the lizards returned to the seas.
Scientists identified the genes that played a role in many female elephants of Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park being born without tusks.
A habit that appeared damaging at first glance seems to make oceanic ecosystems more resilient, scientists found.
Human footprints found in New Mexico are about 23,000 years old, a study reported, suggesting that people may have arrived long before the Ice Age’s glaciers melted.
How could that change our understanding about, for starters, chronic disease, aging and obesity?
Scientists are developing devices and clothing that make running and walking easier and more enjoyable.
A new study challenges assumptions about energy expenditure by people, including the idea that metabolism slows at middle age.
Picking a launch spot, sticking a landing, throwing in a little parkour and recovering from mistakes: Squirrels do it all.
NASA’s InSight mission revealed Mars’s inner workings down to its core, highlighting great differences of the red planet from our blue world.
Sydney’s clever and adaptable sulfur-crested cockatoos learn how to pry open garbage bins by watching one another.
Scientists take a crack at recreating the hypnotic fractal spirals of the Romanesco cauliflower.
Analysis of the fossil record shows a mysterious mass extinction that decimated the diversity of sharks in the world’s oceans, and they’ve never fully recovered.
Researchers urge an open mind, saying lack of evidence leaves theories of natural spillover and laboratory leak both viable.
The researchers issued a call to action to improve indoor air quality as a safeguard against the spread of contagions like the coronavirus.
The rare form of the element found on the Pacific seabed points to its violent birth in colliding stars.
Culture, once considered exclusive to humans, turns out to be widespread in nature.
A new study shows that a 20-year-old drug prevents scarring in mice. If it works on humans, it could change the lives of those with disfiguring wounds.
An estimation of the iconic predator’s total population can teach us things about dinosaurs that fossils cannot.
Mars once had rivers, lakes and seas. Although the planet is now desert dry, scientists say most of the water is still there, just locked up in rocks.
Eyeless roundworms may have hacked other cellular warning systems to give themselves a form of color vision.
A deep dive into dinosaur data suggests that teenage T. rexes and other juvenile carnivores shaped their ecosystems.
Cygnus X-1, one of the first identified black holes, is much weightier than expected, raising new questions about how such objects form.
A shift in Earth’s poles 42,000 years ago may have drastically altered the planet’s climate, scientists have found — and they’re naming the period after the author Douglas Adams.
The aquatic mammals’ sound waves penetrate into the rocks under the waves, which could assist seismologists’ surveys.
New research casts doubt on the idea that prior infections with garden-variety coronaviruses might shield some people, particularly children, amid the pandemic.
Once immunity is widespread in adults, the virus rampaging across the world will come to resemble the common cold, scientists predict.
A new model further untangles the complex strategy games playing out under our feet.
A February conference by the drug company Biogen was initially thought to have infected 99 people. By the end of October, it was feared that the number had grown as high as 300,000.
Something was decimating the salmon that had been restored to creeks around Puget Sound.
A provocative study suggests that certain colds may leave antibodies against the new coronavirus, perhaps explaining why children are more protected than adults.
Several prominent publishers said they did not track the race and ethnicity of the researchers contributing to their platforms.
Research on fossil canine genomes is expanding and producing some surprises about the lives of dogs and humans in prehistoric times.