If you enjoy a beer on a summer day, you can thank yeast, the microbes that ferment sugar into alcohol and give beer its character. After innumerable generations of using just two types of yeast, a lab in North Carolina…
By PBS NewsHour
Scientists predict a sheet of ice 110 miles long -- the size of Delaware -- will break off Antarctica in the coming days or weeks. In its July issue, National Geographic covers the effects that warming oceans will have on…
By Roni Dengler
Neonicotinoid pesticides commonly found in agricultural areas kill bees and hurt their ability to reproduce, two separate large-scale studies confirmed Thursday.
A human protein -- called CyP40 -- can untangle the neurodegenerative clumps that characterize Alzheimer's and Parkinson’s diseases, according to a new study.
New research shows that everyone is prone to sharing fake news when dealing with a never-ending stream of updates.
By Dave Berndtson
China's success with cleaning lakes offers a blueprint for other industrializing and developing nations, where algal blooms threaten drinking water, kill aquatic life and pose dangers to children, pets and livestock.
By Julia Griffin
Jennie Janssen, assistant curator of the Blue Wonders exhibit at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, offers six little-known facts she wants people to know about jellies.
By Nsikan Akpan
Cat domestication happened in two waves during ancient times, according to a new genetic analysis.
By Nsikan Akpan and Matt Ehrichs
Only two species of yeast --- ale yeast and lager yeast -- have been used for traditional beer brewing over the last 600 years. A lab in North Carolina may have found a third in the strangest place: On bees…
Rather than expose whether celestial objects need to go on a diet, this new weight scale offers a chance to learn more about the life cycle of stars, including our sun.
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