“From death comes life,” said researchers who studied how decomposing bodies, with the help of scavengers, might alter plant diversity across a broad landscape.
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The cheese was found in a tomb that had been thought lost to shifting sands until it was rediscovered in 2010.
Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory said they were “converging on the truth” in an experiment to understand hydrogen in its liquid metallic state.
To dig a nest tunnel quickly and get the most out of their efforts, 30 percent of fire ants do 70 percent of the work.
The discovery is among the strongest evidence in the fossil record that the insects pollinated prehistoric cycads, a plant that preceded flowering plants.
No, that crow casually holding a cigarette butt in its beak isn’t a smoker. It’s meant to “make people feel a little bit guilty” for littering.
With such enormous bodies, elephants should be particularly prone to tumors. But an ancient gene in their DNA, somehow resurrected, seems to shield the animals.
A division of the U.S. Forest Service is studying fire behavior as the blazes in the West become hotter and spread faster than ever before.
The well-regarded science writer took up poker while researching a book. Now she’s on the professional circuit.
Some hospital emergency departments are giving people medicine for withdrawal, plugging a hole in a system that too often fails to provide immediate treatment.
City health workers are handing out buprenorphine prescriptions to homeless people in hopes of getting them into treatment.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke laid the bulk of the blame for California’s blazes on “environmental terrorist groups.”
If you’re going to add plants around a street tree, make sure they’re not too thirsty and have shallow roots.
The children’s book author and illustrator David Nytra draws a review of William E. Scheele’s “Prehistoric Animals.”
According to the facility’s “cohabitation policy,” marriage is between one man and one woman, “as it is understood in the Bible.”
Teva Pharmaceuticals will sell a generic copy of Mylan’s EpiPen, which became the target of public outrage over its price.
Ants have a lesson for humans on how to be more productive: Less is more. Here’s the ingenious trick the insects deploy for maximizing efficiency.
New research challenges assumptions that some penguins mate for life, and suggests DNA testing is needed to avoid inbred captive populations.
Alison McAlpine’s experimental feature tries to film an essentially unfilmable subject: the night sky above the Atacama Desert in Chile.
How the microbiologist Carl Woese fundamentally changed the way we think about evolution and the origins of life.
The new psychological approach targets anxiety, PTSD and other mental disorders. Fewer people drop out with short-term treatment, and relief is quicker.
With a sophisticated new algorithm, scientists have found a way to forecast an individual’s risks for five deadly diseases.
Experimental gene therapies have yielded promising results in early trials. But the drugs have left some patients worried that success will not last.
Ambassador Todd C. Chapman said that allegations he pressured the country by threatening trade sanctions and withdrawal of military aid were “patently false.”
The spacecraft, which NASA says will “touch the sun,” was carried from the launchpad atop three columns of flame early on Sunday morning.