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Murky water keeps fish on edge

A study led by researchers at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University found fish become anxious and...

Bizarre ‘bristle-jaw’ creatures finally placed on tree of life

Chaetognaths, whose name means "bristle-jaw," can be found all over world, swimming in brackish estuaries, tropical seas and above the deep dark ocean floor....

Termites mitigate effects of drought in tropical rainforests

A major new study, led jointly by the University of Liverpool and the Natural History Museum, has discovered that termites mitigate against the effects...

New research is using drones to tackle climate change

A team of Nottingham scientists are using drones to survey woody climbing plants and better understand how they may affect the carbon balance of...

How trees and turnips grow fatter

Two international research teams have identified key regulatory networks controlling how plants grow 'outwards', which could help us to grow trees to be more...

Potato pathogens meet their match through $8 million multistate research initiative

For several years, Colorado State University agricultural researchers have been scrutinizing the nutrient-rich soil that feeds the state's flourishing potato business. Colorado is among the...

15-meter-long ancient whale Basilosaurus isis was top marine predator

The stomach contents of ancient whale Basilosaurus isis suggest it was an apex predator, according to a study published January 9, 2019 in the...

UMass Amherst geoscientists reconstruct ‘eye-opening’ 900-year Northeast climate record

AMHERST, Mass. - Deploying a new technique for the first time in the region, geoscientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have reconstructed the...

Bringing ‘Avatar’-Like Glowing Plants to the Real World

The 2009 film "Avatar" created a lush imaginary world, illuminated by magical, glowing plants. Now researchers are starting to bring this spellbinding vision to...

More Than 200 Million Eggs Recalled Over Salmonella Fears

A company has recalled more than 200 million eggs after an outbreak of salmonella was traced to one of its farms in North Carolina. The...

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