There are those who believe that we’re born of aliens, and not all of them wear tin foil hats. In fact, it’s a topic of serious scientific investigation. The idea is sometimes called the “panspermia hypothesis,” which proposes that life…
(Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) A study by researchers at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) shows that the microbial communities inside whales may play an important role in the digestion of one of the ocean’s most abundant carbon-rich lipids, known as a wax ester.
New research reveals how penguins have dealt with more than a century of human impacts in Antarctica and why some species are winners or losers in this rapidly changing ecosystem.
(University of Saskatchewan) Eating a krill-only diet has made one variety of Antarctic penguin especially susceptible to the impacts of climate change, according to new research involving the University of Saskatchewan (USask) which sheds new light on why some penguins are winners and others losers in their rapidly changing ecosystem.
After years of careful work, scientists have managed to breed bacteria that exclusively consumes carbon dioxide from its environment.
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(Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo) Intestinal microbiota of mosquito that transmits dengue and of bugs resistant to insecticides is the focus of studies developed at the Université Claude Bernard Lyon1 and presented at FAPESP Week France.
Poverty increases the risk for numerous diseases by limiting people’s access to healthy food, environments and stress-free conditions. Researchers argue that poverty also compromises health by creating unequal access to beneficial microorganisms.
Wondering what “Atlanta to Appalachia” is all about? It’s part of an occasional series about life in the wilds of West Virginia through the eyes of a couple who never dreamed they’d love it there. Read previous installments here. *…
Masting is what biologists call the pattern of trees for miles around synchronizing to all produce lots of seeds â or very few. Why and how do they get on schedule?
Dairy producers frequently add clay as a feed supplement to reduce the symptoms of aflatoxin and subacute ruminal acidosis (SARA) in lactating cows. In a new study, researchers show that clay can also improve the degradability of feedstuffs.