Single mutation dramatically changes structure, function of bacteria's transporter proteins

Swapping a single amino acid in a simple bacterial protein changes its structure and function, revealing…

Rethinking the role of technology in the classroom

Preparing elementary school students for active citizenship in an increasingly digital world requires introducing them to…

Researchers use satellite data to calculate snow depth in mountain ranges

Bioscience engineers at KU Leuven (Belgium) have developed a method to measure the snow depth in…

New species take longer to arise in the Amazon

Amazonia is home to the greatest number of species on earth, many now threatened, but a…

Novel agent flips on garbage disposal in neurons, eliminating toxic brain proteins in mice

Neuroscientists say they have developed and tested an agent that reduces the buildup of toxic proteins…

Survey completeness of a global citizen-science database of bird occurrence

There are many shortfalls in knowledge of the world’s biodiversity, and one of the most basic…

Monstrous galaxy from dawn of the universe accidentally discovered

The early universe is filled with monsters, a new study revealed. Researchers discovered a previously invisible…

New drug-delivery technology promises efficient, targeted cancer treatment

A precise and non-toxic treatment that targets lung cancer cells at the nanoscale is able to…

Two thumbs up – or is it four? Odd lemur has evolved extra 'finger'

For a strange little lemur native to Madagascar that boasts one of the most unusual hands…

New species take longer to arise in the Amazon

Amazonia is home to the greatest number of species on earth, many now threatened, but a…