The Science Life
Wild beer studies are teaching scientists and brewers about the tropical fruit smell and sour taste of success.
Air pollution levels have come down since the 1970s, but smog is being linked with a growing list of diseases, including dementia, obesity, diabetes and even Parkinson’s.
After 20 years, nearly 300 orbits and pioneering discoveries, the Cassini spacecraft plunges to its death in Saturn’s atmosphere — taking data until its very last breath.
Analysis of specimens from China implies ray-finned fishes evolved later than previously thought.
Machine-learning programs are introducing biases that may harm job seekers, loan applicants and more.
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A new book takes a hard look at the chicken industry for its role in fostering antibiotic resistance.
Researchers are turning to nature to create adhesives that work in the wet environment of the human body.
A biologist records the electrical current traveling through his arm during an electric eel’s defensive leap attack.
Water’s surface tension can peel a thin hydrophobic film such as permanent ink off glass surfaces.
An ancient echinoderm fossil preserves evidence of tube feet like those found on today’s sea stars.
The sun tends to release its biggest flares at the ends of solar cycles — and we might finally be able to test why.
Dust and other tiny air pollutants can reduce solar energy output by as much as 25 percent in parts of the world.
A dangerous form of the chemical messenger dopamine causes cellular mayhem in the very nerve cells that make it.
Ribs attached to neck bones could have signaled trouble for woolly rhinos, a new study suggests.
Flower reproduction depends on the pollen that collects in hard-to-reach spots on bees, a new study shows.