Algae living inside fungi: How land plants first evolved

Scientists think that green algae are plants water-living ancestors, but we are not sure how the…

What motivates people to join—and stick with—citizen science projects?

From searching for extraterrestrial life to tracking rainfall, non-experts are increasingly helping to gather information to…

Harnessing the power of microbes for mining in space

For centuries, people have done the hard work of mining useful minerals and metals from solid…

How to restore a coral reef

New guidelines drafted by a consortium of concerned experts could enable corals to adapt to changing…

Active pharmaceutical ingredients can persist in the environment

Homeowners who rely on private wells as their drinking water source can be vulnerable to bacteria,…

Cane toad testes smaller at the invasion front

Understanding the dynamics of cane toad dispersal is vital information for scientists helping native animals survive…

Left eye? Right eye? American robins have preference when looking at decoy eggs

Just as humans are usually left- or right-handed, other species sometimes prefer one appendage, or eye,…

Eyes on VENUS: ORNL to deliver unique US neutron imaging capability for science discovery

The ability to directly see the atomic fabric of materials provides pivotal information in accelerating the…

Chimpanzees' working memory similar to ours

Some scientists argue that working memory is particularly developed in humans. But how do chimpanzees, one…

Hubble Spots a Stunning Spiral Galaxy

Galaxies come in many shapes and sizes. One of the key galaxy types we see in…