(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.
The incredible teamworking skills of ANTS: Leaders and lifters coordinate to navigate and move massive meals
Seventy thousand years ago, our human ancestors were insignificant animals, just minding their own business in a corner of Africa with all the other animals.
When I lived in Ecuador, I was warned about the pollen from the flower of a beautiful tree.
And a possible way to reverse it
Astronomers say features of comet landed on by spacecraft in November, such as black crust and icy lakes, suggest living micro-organisms beneath surface
Our planet's beauty and fragility can never be understated. So, scientists with a GoPro teamed up with some turtles to take the viewer on a tour of the Great Barrier Reef – the endangered paradise, as seen from the point of view of its inhabitant
A group of Russian scientists have discovered a new method of DNA repair which may be able to prevent and cure neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's and even stop the process of cell death.
The stand for the region of Liguria at the Milan 2015 Expo features a project as bizarre-sounding as it is intriguing: an attempt to grow crops underwater, inside air-filled biospheres. It's part of an effort that could prove a low-cost, low-energy s
NEW ANTIBIOTICS CAN'T COME SOON ENOUGH
A rare look beneath the Southern California waves shows young great whites in action.
Today, worms have a wimpy look. Their survival on this earth among dangerous and attacking animals is always questioned because they don't have attacking ability or anything with which they can save themselves from attacking animals.
Considering that they're known for crawling through the sprawling subterranean networks of the world, it should come as no surprise that rats actually dream about the places they want to go.
Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is working to create designer organisms that would have abilities to terraform the Red Planet into Earth.