Biology

The teen was mowing the lawn when snakes attacked — and started biting

A teenager was recently mowing a lawn when he was attacked by snakes.<p>Connor Stoll has wounds on the back of his right leg from where he was bitten by …

Zoology

Intelligent birds

New Caledonia crow<p>A discovery by Dr Sarah Jelbert of Jesus College, Cambridge, has led to the refinement of our understanding of crow intelligence. On the south-west Pacific island of New Caledonia, a crow called Emma has stunned researchers by operating a vending machine they constructed for it, …

Birds

X-rays burst chemo-filled nanobubbles for targeted cancer drug delivery

Researchers at the Center for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP) have developed a new targeted treatment for cancer. Chemotherapy drugs are wrapped in …

Nanotech

There are six venomous snakes found in North Carolina. Know what they look like.

The sight of a snake — any snake — is enough to send most of us into a panic. But even though there are 37 species of snakes in North Carolina, the …

Zoology

When faced with a killer whale should you fight or flee?

THAT the best form of defence is attack is an old maxim. In reality, it is frequently untrue; running away is a far better option. But it seems to be …

Whales

New species of ‘water bear’ discovered in Japanese parking lot

It’s not often that a microscopic organism gains celebrity status, but that’s exactly what tardigrades have managed to accomplish. The tiny organisms …

University of Oxford

Potato plant discovered by Charles Darwin to go on display after being found in cupboard

A potato plant collected by Charles Darwin during his voyage on HMS Beagle is among dozens of rare botanical items to go on display to the public for the first time.<p>The plant specimen was re-discovered in a cupboard of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) five years ago after being discovered by …

19th Century

A copperhead snake bit her 2-year-old daughter. Then they found 17 more, mom says

After 2-year-old Finley Roth was bitten by a venomous copperhead snake, her family had a mission — find and kill the snake that sent the toddler to …

Zoology

Despite all of the scientific advances in genomic sequencing, genetic testing, and gene editing, science writer Carl Zimmer suggests we lack a rich understanding of what heredity means and how traits

Despite all of the scientific advances in genomic sequencing, genetic testing, and gene editing, science writer Carl Zimmer suggests we lack a rich …

Genetics

Mighty Mitochondria | Student Voices | Learn Science at Scitable

I haven't always loved mitochondria. There was once a time, specifically the week before an exam on adenosine triphosphate (ATP) production, when I …

Oxford University Press

Provoking Our Inner Stem Cells

Fate Therapeutics, a startup based in La Jolla, CA, aims to harness the body’s ability to heal itself by developing drugs that stimulate resident …

Cell Biology

Australia has a new venomous snake – and it may already be threatened

The ink has not yet dried on a scientific paper describing a new species of snake, yet the reptile may already be in danger of extinction due to …

Zoology

'Buzz' Offers An Adoration For Bees Amid Continued Die-Offs

Support the news<p>Ecological statistics pertaining to bees carry a sting: More than 75 percent of the world's 115 primary crops require pollination or …

Ecology

Why are greens silent over this ongoing ecological war?

Hamas’ recent tactic of launching fire kites and balloons over the border from Gaza marks something new: ecological war. Why aren’t the world’s …

Israel

For Miao, Li ethnic groups in Hainan, efforts to build green economy paying off

Hainan has long impressed visitors with its enchanting tropical sea views and quality hotels at its coastal resorts. But now the allure of the island …

News (China)

When turtles become extinct, this secretive center in SC will reintroduce them

Turtles that could bring $10,000 apiece on the black market live behind a high razor-wire fence on a hidden nature preserve near Charleston.<p>Guard …

Extinction

Protest over Lake Okeechobee water releases, algae problems

Residents of one southwest Florida community will protest the continuation of releases from Lake Okeechobee and the spread of blue-green algae …

Algae

What is 'mating mind hypothesis' in biology?

CONCEPTUAL | Comment<p>July 16, 2018 00:15 IST<p>Updated: July 15, 2018 23:50 IST<p>This refers to a scientific hypothesis which states that the evolution of …

Evolution

Africa's Baobab Trees Are Dying

Baobab trees are not only iconic images of dry, hot areas of Africa. Baobabs are important because they supply water and food for people and animals. …

South Africa

Environmental agency: Nearly entire Gulf of Finland overrun with blue-green algae

Almost the entire Gulf of Finland has been infested with cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, according to monitoring information obtained …

Finland

This is what it's like to save a life in an afternoon - and how you can do it too

This is what it's like to give someone the chance of life - and it's as simple as lying in bed for a few hours.<p>The Anthony Nolan register holds the …

Stem Cells

Microbes, mathematics, and models - Philsci-Archive

O'Malley, Maureen A. and Parke, Emily C. (2018) <i>Microbes, mathematics, and models.</i> [Preprint]<p>Preview<p>Text<br>Microbes math models SHPS preprint.pdf …

Philosophy of Science

What blue-green algae can do to your dog

Blue-green algal blooms are something many of us have come across on fresh water ponds in parks across Northern Ireland.<p>But did you know that under …

Belfast

Lymphoma Immunotherapy Side Effects: How Your Doctor May Manage Them

Immunotherapy

How a Scientist Used Acoustic Sounds to Identify Wolves by Their Howls

Vocal identification in gray wolf populations may actually be possible.<p>Love them or hate them, wolves are vital members of natural ecosystems and the …

Wildlife

Sensitivity to “sunk costs” in mice, rats, and humans

AAAS login provides access to <i>Science</i> for AAAS members, and access to other journals in the <i>Science</i> family to users who have purchased individual …

Sunk Costs

Faye Flam - New Weapons Against Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

It’s frustrating enough when progress in medicine plods along slowly, but downright alarming when it starts to backslide. Bacterial infections were …

Microbiology

Facing South Florida: Algae Bloom Is Back In Florida Waterways

<b>Follow CBSMIAMI.COM:</b> <b>Facebook | Twitter</b><p>A state of emergency is in effect for parts of Florida affected by yet another round of toxic algae …

Florida

Doc: Quitting smoking has a host of benefits

My husband, who smokes, sleeps sitting up with his legs hanging because he has trouble breathing

Detroit

This Tiny Fern Is the "Most Economically Important' Fern On Earth

Meet the plant nicknamed 'green manure.'<p>Much like Frodo in <i>The Lord of the Rings</i>, the fern <i>Azolla filiculoides</i> proves that the small can certainly pack …

Climate Change