Cattle are often viewed as a detriment when it comes to greenhouse gas emissions. But could beef production actually help capture and store carbon? Scientists may have found a way to use beef production to help restore ecosystems.
Beavers may have shown scientists a way to improve human tooth enamel. It turns out that they have protection against tooth decay built into the very chemical structure of their teeth: iron.
It turns out that the squid can actually edit its own genetic makeup on the fly. Scientists have discovered that this animal can modify most of its proteins in order to enable adjustments into its immediate surroundings, giving it a survival advantage.
Researchers have discovered that pumas in the Santa Cruz mountains are less likely to kill their prey when human developments are near.
Researchers at Northwestern University are discovering just how to break down the beauty of a rainbow a bit further. They transformed a silver light into any color of the rainbow with a low-cost alternative to color filters used in electronic displays and monitors.
Humans aren't the only ones who get curious. It turns out that monkeys are also curious and eager to gain new information. The new research reveals how a certain part of the brain shared by both monkeys and humans plays a role in decision making.
Two newly discovered fossil mammals may tell scientists a bit more about the creatures that existed 160 million years ago. The new fossils reveal that mammalian diversity really began around that time period.
Earth is warming--that much is certain. In the past several years, ice has melted across the planet, ecosystems have shifted and sea levels have risen. What is uncertain, though, is by how much our world has warmed--and that's partly due to "fudged" climate data.
Each year, tons of plastic is dumped into the ocean. Plastic grocery bags, beverage bottles, food wrappers, toys and other bits of plastic slowly drift out to sea from estuaries, seashores and landfills. Now, scientists have taken a closer look at the plastic being dumped in the world's oceans.
The United States continues to suffer from droughts and now, scientists have found that conditions may only worsen in the future. During the second half of the 21st century, the U.S. Southwest and Great Plains will face a persistent drought that will be worse than anything in ancient or modern times...
New findings published in The American Journal of Epidemiology show that middle-aged men are at the highest risk of suicide after exposure to short-term air pollution.