The Planet’s Getting Warmer. Can Plants Take the Heat?
Brief exposures to high temperatures compromise rice plants’ ability to relay genetic information.
A Progesterone-Pumping Device Helps Frogs Regenerate Lost Limbs
Twenty-four hours of the hormone progesterone can kickstart over nine months of limb regeneration in amphibian amputees.
The Forecast on Energy-Efficient Cooling Just Got a Bit Sunnier
Scientists are pioneering technology that may someday cool buildings without electricity, while harvesting solar energy at the same time.
How Zika and Dengue Exploit the Mother-Child Relationship
Due to the similarities between these closely-related viruses, mothers who have experienced Zika infections may have babies with a higher risk of suffering severe dengue, and vice versa.
Scientists Track “Social Jet Lag” Sleeping Habits With Twitter Data
A two-year analysis of nearly a quarter of a million Twitter users reveals how Americans’ social lives are taking a toll on their sleep schedules.
Could Alzheimer’s Begin With Bacteria That Cause Gum Disease?
New research indicates that some cases of Alzheimer’s disease may involve infection by Porphyromonas gingivalis, a bacterial species that’s best known for causing gum disease in the mouth.
Seeing ‘evolution in real time’: Mice blend in to survive
By watching a population of deer mice shift in the span of a single generation, scientists have captured evolution in action, connecting genes to survival in the wild.