NASA's extensive web of satellites has been used for everything from spotting shipwrecks to helping farmers combat draught, but a new project has turned them towards something a little different yet - analyzing deer populations.
When you want to get together with friends or family, chances are you employ a motor. That is to say, you likely get into a car or on some form of public transport to arrive at a meeting point. Bacteria really aren't very different.
If we hope to one day leave Earth and explore the universe, our bodies are going to have to get a lot better at surviving the harsh conditions of space.
Peel away the layers of a house--the plastered walls, the slate roof, the hardwood floors--and you're left with a frame, the skeletal form that makes up the core of any structure. Can we do the same with life?
SCIENTISTS are one step closer to cloning dinosaurs after the discovering the remains of a Tyrannosaurus rex that was pregnant when it died.
Heart transplants have been around since 1967, but they're still anything but routine.
The latest mission to Mars began its long journey today as the ExoMars 2016 lifted off at 09:31 GMT atop a Russian Proton-M/Breeze-M rocket at the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
When and if colonists ever arrive on Mars, they're going to need something to eat … on a long-term, ongoing basis. That's why several research groups are looking into the feasibility of growing crops on the Red Planet.
In what marks important progress toward a future where defective vision could be treated with lab-grown eyeball components, an international team of scientists has used human stem cells to build layers of eye tissue that was then implanted into rabbi
Scientists attempt to clone Ice Age LION CUBS after discovering 'near-perfect' 12,000-year-old remains in Siberia
The Washington Post has an op-ed up right now titled: What's the difference between genetic engineering and eugenics?
Revolutionary cancer breakthrough: Pioneering treatment halts disease in 94% of terminal patients in trial
(NaturalNews) Scientists are beginning to uncover the mechanisms by which plants -- which depend upon sunlight to provide them with energy -- protect themselves from the damaging effects of the sun's ultraviolet rays.
DARPA has announced a program aimed at developing a cutting edge neural implant capable of forming a communication bridge between a human brain and electronic devices.
As the world's population grows and the effects of climate change come into sharper relief, we'll have to feed more people using less arable land.
After three days of floating around listlessly and ramming its head into the walls of its tank, a great white shark died last week at an aquarium in Japan.
Margaret McFall-Ngai has dissected the relationship between a beautiful squid and its live-in bacteria -- and found lessons for microbiome research on the way
The largest "tree of life" ever created has been released, spanning 3.5 billion years and 2.3 million species.
We've heard of guerrilla gardening, and we've heard of grafting plants -- but guerrilla grafting?
With their eight arms and giant egg-shaped head, octopuses are one of the most alien-looking creatures on the planet.
By training, I am a plant biologist. In the early 1990s I was busy making genetically modified plants (often called GMOs for Genetically Modified Organisms) as part of the research that led to my PhD.
One of the promises of GMO crops was that they would be more resistant to bugs and pests, however, it seems that the chemicals used on these crops, and the modifications that have been made to their basic structure, have actually created an explosion
Watch as amazing GcMAF treatment kills cancer cells in real time... holistic doctors 'suicided' over this stunning breakthrough
This 30-million-year-old cave in New Zealand has a beautiful phenomenon that doesn't exist anywhere else in the world
IF FIELDWORK BE your folly, then specimens be your burden. Hiking, stooping, bottling, bagging, cataloging, and then lugging back to the laboratory is a time honored tradition dating back to the earliest days of microscope-endowed natural philosophy.
Researchers at Ohio State University (OSU) have grown a nearly complete human brain equivalent in size and structure to that of a five-week old fetus. Called a "brain organoid," it was bioengineered using adult human skin cells and is the most advanc
For the vast majority of our time on Earth, humans have been subject to the laws of natural selection like the rest of our planet's lifeforms. But recent history has yielded such a rapid-fire burst of genetic advances that it is now possible to mod
IT'S TOUGH TO watch taste buds in action--you can't clamp a microscope onto a subject's tongue. As a result, researchers typically study taste cells in a petri dish.
A species of jackal found throughout Eurasia and East Africa was once thought to be the same, but researchers just discovered they're actually two separate species. The new canine is known as the African golden wolf.