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.
Chatty bacteria may be most vulnerable to viruses
In a first, scientists have found that viruses that prey on microbes can understand the lingo of bacterial conversations—and may use the intel to time their attacks.
This Wasp Can Recognize Faces. Others Aren’t So Lucky.
Some types of paper wasps can tell individuals apart by facial features alone. Is the ability built in, or can it be learned?
It's Not Just Us: Corals Also Thrive Best in Diverse Company
Birds of a feather may flock together, but when it comes to corals, sometimes it helps to mix things up.
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.