Scientists have found out that viruses infecting algae may be driving the life-and-death dynamics of algae blooms, which could have major implications for our climate.
It turns out that some cyanobacteria can grow in near darkness, using a previously unknown process for harvesting energy and producing oxygen from sunlight. The new findings could help explain dense blooms that impact Lake Erie and other lakes worldwide.
Scientists have taken a closer look at the drought in the U.S. and have found that growing, broad-scale loss of water is causing the entire western U.S. to rise up like an uncoiled spring.
Scientists have learned a bit more about hummingbirds; they've found out how these creatures developed their taste for sugar.
A new study highlights the environmental source of fungal infection that has been worsening the condition of HIV/AIDS patients residing in Southern California for decades.
Drought continues to spread across California. In fact, about 60 percent of the state is experiencing "exceptional drought," which is the U.S. Drought Monitor's most dire classification. Now, NASA scientists are launching a new satellite that could help farmers and water managers worldwide.
It turns out that the food you waste could one day create plastic. Scientists have created a novel process which could help the world deal with its agricultural and plastic waste problems while at the same time relieving the burden placed on petroleum for plastic products.
Scientists have taken a look at tiny fossil mammals and have found that during the Jurassic, the animals developed new characteristics, such as teeth capable of precise chewing.
Scientists have discovered that one-half mile before the surface of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is a lake that hasn't seen sunlight for millions of years--and it has a thriving ecosystem.
Scientists have examined Earth's atmosphere and have found an unexpectedly large amount of an ozone-depleting compound from an unknown source even though it's been decades since the compound has been banned worldwide.
Researchers have confirmed an array of microorganisms living in a sub-glacial lake in Antarctica that also includes an extensive family of rock-eating bacteria.
Could you imagine a row of solar panels that also function as windows? Scientists may just have developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while still allowing people to see outside.