Sunday, December 6, 2015
These are tough times for African vultures.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
The eight-legged water bear -- a hardy, nearly microscopic animal resembling its mammal namesake -- gets a huge chunk of its DNA from foreign organisms such as bacteria and plants, scientists have revealed.
Sunday, November 22, 2015
A medical research team in Taiwan has found that follicular fluid (FF) released from ovulation can cause genetic changes related to ovarian cancer, and that the cancer-causing substance originates from the fallopian tube fimbriae rather than the ovaries.
It's still possible in Boston for a mail carrier, an accountant and a Harvard-trained psychiatrist -- basically, the crowd from "Cheers" -- to live as neighbors.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
A tiny fruit fly has the bizarre distinction of possessing the longest sperm of any animal -- 20 times the length of its own body and 1,000 times that of human sperm.
Salvage crews are preparing for an underwater operation to pump a hazardous oil-based substance from a sunken barge that apparently had been sitting undiscovered on the bottom of Lake Erie for nearly 80 years.
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Friday, November 13, 2015
There's a new rocky Earth-size planet on our galactic block, and it's a sizzler.
Chile broke ground Wednesday on a massive telescope that is set to be the world's largest and will allow astronomers to look back to the earliest moments after the Big Bang.
The mighty cockroach packs a powerful bite, thanks to jaws that can grind five times stronger than a human's, or with 50 times more force than the bug's body weight, researchers said Wednesday.