How lifestyle affects our genes

In the past decade, knowledge of how lifestyle affects our genes, a research field called epigenetics,…

'Marsquake': first tremor detected on Red Planet

Scientists said Tuesday they might have detected the first known seismic tremor on Mars in a…

The buzz about bumble bees isn't good

While many scientists are focused on the decline of honey bees, relatively few study bumble bees.…

New diagnostic tool developed for global menace Xylella fastidiosa increases specificity

The bacterium Xylella fastidiosa is notable for having a wide host range, with the ability to…

New study compiles Gulf of Maine seasonal wildlife timing shifts

Many researchers and amateur naturalists keep track of dates for the first robin of spring, the…

NASA catches formation of Tropical Cyclone Kenneth near Aldabra

Visible satellite imagery from NASA’s Aqua satellite revealed the formation of Tropical Storm Kenneth in the…

Meet B. fragilis, a bacterium that moves into your gut and evolves to make itself at home

MIT researchers have analyzed population genomics and metagenomics to investigate the microbiome evolution of Bacteroides fragilis,…

Scientists find auroral 'speed bumps' are more complicated

Researchers at the University of New Hampshire Space Science Center find that “speed bumps” in space,…

Strongly agree: The number of response options matter when using a Likert Scale

Researchers often tweak the number of response options in the traditional five-point Likert Scale with little…

Auroral 'speed bumps' are more complicated, scientists find

Researchers find that ‘speed bumps’ in space, which can slow down satellites orbiting closer to Earth,…