Researchers find nature's backup plan for converting nitrogen into plant nutrients

Although nitrogen is essential for all living organisms—it makes up 3% of the human body—and comprises…

Drought-hit Zimbabwe to transfer thousands of animals

Zimbabwe’s wildlife agency said Monday it would move hundreds of elephants and other animals in a…

Mini Mercury skips across sun's vast glare in rare transit

Mini Mercury skipped across the vast, glaring face of the sun Monday in a rare celestial…

Quake widely felt across Hawaii's Big Island, but no damage

A moderate earthquake has been felt across Hawaii’s Big Island, but there are no immediate reports…

New particle analysis technique paves way for better air pollution monitoring

A new technique for continuously monitoring both the size and optical properties of individual airborne particles…

Finding common ground for scientists and policymakers on soil carbon and climate change

There is growing interest in the potential for soil carbon to mitigate climate change, brought into…

'Ghost' footprints from Pleistocene era revealed by radar tech

Invisible footprints hiding since the end of the last ice age—and what lies beneath them—have been…

Gold mining critically impairs water quality in rivers across Peruvian biodiversity hotspot

A Dartmouth study finds that artisanal-scale gold mining is altering water clarity and dynamics in the…

Study reveals how two strains of one bacterium combine to cause flesh-eating infection

In recent years, scientists have found that serious infections that progress rapidly and resist treatment are…

New research explains how HIV avoids getting ZAPped

Humans have evolved dynamic defense mechanisms against the viruses that seek to infect our bodies—proteins that…