Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:00:00 -0500The six-legged savants appear to use celestial cues and three forms of memory, as they blaze a trail back to the nest. Karen Hopkin reports.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 22:45:00 -0500A study examines the effects of a high-sugar diet on the life spans of fruit flies. Another studies how the flies’ appetite-suppressing pathways may be similar to ours. Karen Hopkin reports.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 11:02:00 -0500A common pesticide additive, known as an "inert" ingredient, could be one of the causes of the die-offs beekeepers have observed in their hives. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:01:00 -0500Chemists have synthesized the most complex molecular knot ever, using a strand just 192 atoms long. The advance could lead to new tougher materials. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 12:00:00 -0500Using algorithms developed for human speech recognition, researchers decoded which bats in an experimental colony were arguing with each other, and what they were arguing about. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 09:00:00 -0500Some predators are attracted to the food in bird feeders, and end up targeting nestlings, too. Jason G. Goldman reports.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 12:18:00 -0500Competition between older female orcas and their adult daughters when they can breed simultaneously may cause the matriarch to enter menopause.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 23:35:00 -0500Researchers think Mars may have experienced a series of climate cycles, which etched the planet’s surface with river valleys and lake basins. Julia Rosen reports.
Fri, 6 Jan 2017 19:43:00 -0500Hair follicles appear to be key in reprogramming other cells in the wound, restoring the original skin architecture, instead of simply scarring. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Thu, 5 Jan 2017 10:45:00 -0500By optimizing the imperfections in concrete, manufacturers could make the material tougher and stronger—allowing builders to use less of it. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Tue, 3 Jan 2017 20:27:00 -0500Zika virus infection during pregnancy appears to cause a range of birth defects, such as joint, eye and ear abnormalities, in addition to microcephaly.
Thu, 29 Dec 2016 20:20:00 -0500What you ate in the past can shape the diversity of your gut flora, and affect how well your gut microbes respond to new foods. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Wed, 28 Dec 2016 19:35:00 -0500If a weak piglet positions itself next to a strong sibling while feeding, it may get some extra nutrition from inadvertently stimulated mammary glands.
Mon, 26 Dec 2016 09:00:00 -0500Areas of the country that have experienced record low temperatures since 2005 happen to be home to many global warming deniers. And researchers theorize there may be a connection. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Fri, 23 Dec 2016 18:55:00 -0500In areas where the white-nose syndrome fungus has been around for awhile, little brown bats seem to have found a way to limit the disease damage.