Some insects’ legs have gears that look and function like the classic man-made invention.
A computer program tells jokes, some of which are judged both original and funny.
Making fish hatcheries more mentally stimulating may increase the fish's chance of survival in the wild.
Climate change may precipitate violence, according to a historical analysis.
Replenishing stored blood’s nitric oxide may make transfusions more effective and less risky.
Compositions from different periods in music history have different mathematical properties.
Using precise numbers may give you an advantage in negotiations.
Humans were polluting the air with lead as far back as 3,900 years ago.
Plants that were frozen in glaciers 400 years ago are growing again as those glaciers melt away.
Giant East African land snails are wreaking havoc in South Florida.
Once the Earth warms to a critical temperature, permafrost in Siberia will melt, releasing massive amounts of carbon.
Mysterious “fairy circles” on African plains are caused by termites, which destroy patches of grass but help the surrounding grass thrive.
Just one week of sleep deprivation alters the expression of at least 711 different genes.
Researchers have successfully copied a molecule that protects our bodies from our own immune systems.
Dung beetles use the Milky Way to roll their dung balls in a straight line.
Migraine headaches are associated with lightning storms.
A type of plant can sense mating chemicals from fruit flies, and builds up its defenses when it does.
A brain imaging study supports growing evidence linking fructose to weight gain.
Flu forecasts may soon become a news staple.
Seaweed-covered corals emit a chemical that entices goby fish to clean them.