Engineers are attaching sensors to locusts so they can monitor how the insects sniff out odors. What they learn could be the basis for biorobotic sensing systems that detect dangerous chemicals or explosives.
Volunteers in a brain science experiment learned associations between patterns and colors in such a way that when they saw the patterns later, they still perceived the color—even if it wasn’t really there.
Strands of cow cartilage substitute for ink in a 3D bioprinting process that may one day create cartilage patches for worn-out joints.
Twenty percent of people living in nursing homes experience abuse from other residents, according to a new study.
Scientists say bioluminescence—the production of light from a living organism—is more widespread among marine fishes than they thought.
The likelihood an adolescent will try marijuana begins around age 11 and rises steadily until 16, then decreases before hitting another peak around 18.
As social species, the social networks of lizards, hyenas, and dolphins influence every pivotal aspect of their lives: finding a mate, reproducing, getting sick, or surviving.
New research on the genetic code clarifies why some genes are inefficiently translated into proteins.
A first-of-its-kind study yields clues to how some people are able to survive the deadly Ebola virus and suggests possible avenues for treatments that could save more lives.
When it feels easy to pay for something, it might just make us feel less connected to what we’re buying.
Engineers have developed a rapid, low-cost genetic test for Zika. The $2 device, about the size of a soda can, doesn’t require electricity or technical expertise and only needs a bit of saliva.
On the Fourth of July, Paul Steffes will stare into the Pasadena, California, evening sky. He will not look for fireworks.
Experts say there are 2 bedtime habits that may help babies get more sleep and avoid gaining weight too quickly: earlier bedtimes and self-soothing.
New research looks at dispersal, the permanent movement of juvenile white-tailed deer away from where they were born.
Materials scientists have discovered that the protective layers in chips react differently to pushes and pulls, an insight that could lead to even more durable electronic devices.
A new visual cloud computing architecture could streamline the processing of visual and electronic data during disasters—which could mean life or death for survivors.
Following the death of Osama bin Laden in 2011, conservative Americans remained suspicious of foreigners while liberals dropped their guard briefly before returning to a more vigilant stance, according to a survey.
Ocean acidification makes it harder for sea snails to escape from their sea star predators. The findings suggest that by disturbing predator-prey interactions, ocean acidification could have ongoing consequences for food web systems in shoreline ecosystems.
A new study backs up concerns about exposure to the chemical Bisphenol A, or BPA, from food cans and jar lids.
Police in North Carolina are more likely to search black and Hispanic motorists than white or Asian drivers, according to a new study of 4.5 million traffic stops.