Scientists have examined century-old museum specimens in order to learn how global climate change will affect a common insect pest that can weaken and kill trees.
It turns out that our planet may not be as green as it could be. Scientists have found that Earth can produce much more land-plant biomass than previously thought.
Trash may not just be causing problems for our environment; it could also be affecting our air. Researchers have found that unregulated trash burning across the globe is pumping far more pollution into the atmosphere than shown on official records.
The canola plant is used widely in both farming and industry. Now, scientists have managed to sequence this plant's genome, which may pave the way for improved versions of this plant in the future.
A parasitic "zombie" fungus may only be able to target one specific type of ant. Scientists have found that this fungus, which can manipulate the behavior of ants, only emits its cocktail of behavior-controlling chemicals when encountering the brain of its natural target host.
It turns out that natural methane seepage from the seafloor may be more widespread on the Atlantic margin than previously thought.
Scientists are learning a bit more about honeybees. They've conducted the first ever global analysis of genome variation in these insects, revealing a bit more about their genetic diversity and evolutionary history.
Scientists have found that fish which essentially "sprint" to their spawning groups through fast-moving waters are less likely to survive than those who take it a bit easier.
A carnivorous crustacean that roamed Earth's seas about 435 million years ago once grasped its prey with spiny limbs before devouring it.
It turns out that animals may have more complicated "speech" patterns than once thought. Scientists have found that the calls of many animals, from whales to wolves, may contain more language-like structure than previously thought.
It turns out that a bad neighborhood smells pretty bad--especially when it comes to damaged reefs. Scientists have found that Pacific corals and fish avoid settling in bad regions by sniffing out chemical cues.