Researchers at the University of Adelaide in Australia and the Institute of Crop Sciences in the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences in Beijing have identified a specific gene in soybeans that may carry the potential for soybean crop improvement.
When it comes to growing crops, salt tolerance can be a huge boon. Now, scientists have discovered a salt tolerance gene in soybean, which could be a huge step forward for the agricultural industry.
You wouldn't think that you'd find out about polar ice on a tropical island, but that's exactly what's happened. Scientists have examined fossil corals on the balmy islands of Seychelles and have found a bit more about the past, and possible future, of polar ice sheets.
Unlike humans and great apes, Rhesus monkeys don't realize that their own face stares back at them when they look in the mirror. Now, though, scientists have discovered that they can learn that it's a reflection.
Humans aren't the only mammals who like a good glance in the mirror every once in a while. Recent findings published in Current Biology show that our hairier ancestors, the apes, also like to check up on their appearance.
Snake venom comes in all varieties, as different as the snakes that use it. Now, scientists have taken a closer look at these differences and have discovered an unexpected evolutionary pattern among venomous snakes.
When it comes to algae blooms, these organisms may have a bit of an advantage. Scientists have found that toxic cyanobacterial blooms have the ability to create their own favorable conditions over time, which amplify the effects of pollutants.
Geckos are known for their unusual ability to stick to slippery surfaces. But did you know that these species can lose this ability?
Human behaviors may just be impacting birds. Scientists have found that habitat alteration may be less important when it comes to driving the effects of "exurban" development on bird communities.
Our ancient ancestors first domesticated dogs thousands of years ago. Now, researchers are taking a closer look at the history of our canine companions, and have found that dogs may have first successfully migrated to the Americans only about 10,000 years ago.
Scientists have found that in the Andaman Sea, internal waves can temporarily cool down the water temperature around corals by up to ten degrees, which could save reefs.