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Space Science

Scientists say spread of virus that's killing honeybees 'a man-made thing'

The global spread of a virus that deforms the wings of honeybees and kills them in droves was caused by humans, new research has found.<p>According to the study published this week in Science, the problem dates to the mid-20th century when Asian honeybees traded widely in the former Soviet Union were …

Research Finds That Coconut Oil Is Better Than Toothpaste

In a new study from the Athlone Institute of Technology in Ireland, scientists compared the effects of coconut oil versus toothpaste inside the …

Dental Care

Indigo Is Mapping Plant Microbiomes To Produce Next Generation Crops

David Perry thinks the secret to agricultural challenges like drought resistance might lie in the bacteria that live in a bunch of grass on the beach.<p>That’s just one example that Indigo, a company that analyzes the microbiomes of plants to produce seed coatings that impart various attributes, is …


Why do our cell's power plants have their own DNA?

It’s one of the big mysteries of cell biology. Why do mitochondria—the oval-shaped structures that power our cells—have their own DNA, and why have …


Titan's Atmosphere May be Older than Saturn, a New Study Suggests

It’s well accepted that moons form after planets. In fact, only a few months ago, astronomers spotted a new moon forming deep within Saturn’s rings, …


Did a Gamma Ray Burst Accompany LIGO's Gravity Wave Detection?

Last week’s announcement that Gravitational Waves (GW) have been detected for the first time—as a result of the merger of two black holes—is huge …

Black Holes

Introduction to the Scientific Method

Scientific Method

Steps of the Scientific Method

Detailed Help for Each Step<p><b>Ask a Question:</b> The scientific method starts when you ask a question about something that you observe: How, What, When, …

Introduction to Biology

Biology is the study of living things. It encompasses the cellular basis of living things, the energy metabolism that underlies the activities of …