Structural biologists from Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) have captured the first three-dimensional crystalline snapshot of a critical but fleeting process that takes place thousands of times per second in each human cell.
The freshly sequenced genome of the most commonly cultivated cacao plant in the world is revealed in the open access journal Genome Biology this week. Researchers have utilised high quality DNA sequences to demonstrate the usefulness and quality of the sequence to identify genetic markers that can ...
Amphibians are one of the most threatened groups of species in the world. Now scientists have discovered that oil palm plantations in Malaysia are causing threatened forest frogs to disappear as they're replaced by common species that move in on their turf.
Scientists with the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team are planning on trapping grizzlies in Yellowstone National Park in order to learn a bit more about them.
A tiny seal pup has been rescued from a Long Island beach after being abandoned by her mother. Only a few days old, the baby seal was transported to a marine mammal hospital by the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation.
Sea lampreys are a huge issue in the Great Lakes. Now the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to cull the population by poisoning lamprey larvae in a stream feeding Great Michigan this week.
A central Texas man was killed by a hive of over 40,000 Africanized honey bees, otherwise known as "killer bees."
An endangered loggerhead sea turtle that was rescued Tuesday after it was found trapped under large rocks on an inlet jetty at the north end of Palm Beach was finally released Friday afternoon, reports Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach.
This year's theme for World Environment Day is "Think, Eat, Save." What will you be doing to make a difference?
Sharks are disappearing from the world's oceans. Now scientists have discovered that sharks are worth more in the ocean than in a bowl of soup.
In one of the first successful attempts at genetically engineering mosquitoes, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) researchers have altered the way the insects respond to odors, including the smell of humans and the insect repellant DEET. The research not only demonstrates that mosquitoes can be ...
Since the 1980s, scientists have noticed green foliage flourishing across the globe in satellite images. Now, new research reveals that foliage in arid regions is springing to life partly due to an increase in carbon dioxide.