Immune system cells called macrophages help heart cells rhythmically contract, maintaining the beat of mice’s hearts.
The recent rise in atmospheric methane concentrations may have been caused by changes in atmospheric chemistry, not increased emissions from human activities, two new studies suggest.
Fish venom shows great diversity and is being studied to treat pain, cancer and other diseases.
50 Years Ago
Half a century later, plate tectonics is well-established but still an active field of research.
Taking antidepressants during pregnancy does not increase the risk of autism or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, two new large studies suggest.
The Science Life
Teleocrater rhadinus gives researchers a better picture of what early dinosaur relatives looked like.
The melting of one of Canada’s largest glaciers has rerouted meltwater from one stream into another in an instance of river piracy.
Science takes a back seat in National Geographic’s series Genius, which focuses more on politics and Albert Einstein’s love life.
News in Brief
An antineutrino anomaly seems due to problems with scientists’ predictions, not sterile neutrinos.
The horizontal movement of the seafloor during an earthquake can boost the size of the resulting tsunami, researchers propose.
A prototype device harvests moisture from dry air and separates it into drinkable water using only sunlight.
The underground ocean of Saturn’s moon Enceladus harbors an abundance of molecular hydrogen, which could be an important source of food if microbial life exists there.
Taking artificial trans fats off the menu reduces hospitalizations for heart attack and stroke.
People naturally lacking certain genes give clues about drug safety and efficacy, a study in Pakistanis shows.
A previously unidentified dark mark on Jupiter has been dubbed the “Great Cold Spot” because of its temperature and resemblance to the planet’s Great Red Spot.
A new online explorer tool from the Allen Institute for Cell Science shows 3-D models of cell interiors.