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Planting farmland with strips of flowers can boost the number of wild bumblebees, a study has confirmed.
Fortunes could be saved from going down the drain by extracting gold and precious metals from human excrement, scientists suggest.
Your gut is the site of constant turf wars. Hundreds of bacterial species—along with fungi, archaea and viruses—do battle daily, competing for resources. Some companies advocate for consuming more probiotics, live beneficial bacteria, to improve microbial communities in our gut, but more and more research supports the idea that the most powerful approach might be to better feed the good bacteria we already harbor. Their meal of choice? Fiber.
Fight cancer. Beat cancer. Stand up to cancer. Aggressive militant language pervades discourse on the illness. Yet it is questionable whether there is a health benefit in conceiving of cancer as a monolithic enemy.
Related: Monsanto weed killer can 'probably' cause cancer: World Health Organization
Dogs do it. Rats do it. Even some people seem to be able to sniff out cancer and other diseases. Now we can add the humble roundworm to the list of super-smellers.
Peacock tails may be hard to miss, but humans are unaware of the noise created by the bird's pretty plumage. Scientists have shown that peacocks shake their tails to make a noise that is too low for us to hear.
Related: A flashy little hummingbird in the Bahamas could get upgraded to full species status, thanks to research that began with noise-making tail feathers
A frog in Ecuador's western Andean cloud forest changes skin texture in minutes, appearing to mimic the texture it sits on.
This furry ball of cuteness is an endangered mammal closely related to rabbits and hares. The species was first discovered in 1983 and individuals have rarely been seen since.
Related: River Otter beavers 'native to UK', tests find - "River Otter beavers 'native to UK', tests find"
Before dinosaurs came along, one of Earth’s top predators was a salamanderlike amphibian that lived in tropical areas of the supercontinent Pangaea. Fossils unearthed from a 30- to 40-centimeter-thick bone bed in southern Portugal suggest the creature was more than 2 meters long, weighed as much as 100 kilograms, and had a broad flat head the size and shape of a toilet seat.
Scientists at Harvard University are one step closer to bringing Woolly mammoths back to life, after successfully inserting some sequences of mammoth DNA into an elephant genome. The study is yet to be published, though, as there is still work to do.
Alt: Woolly mammoth could roam again as extinct DNA merged with elephant
Recent reports of crows bestowing oddly touching gifts on people who feed them suggest that there is something rather special about these big-brained, beady-eyed birds. It seems the term "bird brain" may not be synonymous with stupidity after all.
You’re not completely human, at least when it comes to the genetic material inside your cells. You—and everyone else—may harbor as many as 145 genes that have jumped from bacteria, other single-celled organisms, and viruses and made themselves at home in the human genome. That’s the conclusion of a new study, which provides some of the broadest evidence yet that, throughout evolutionary history, genes from other branches of life have become part of animal cells.
A psychology study from The University of Texas at Austin sheds new light on today's standards of beauty, attributing modern men's preferences for women with a curvy backside to prehistoric influences.
Related: Believing Beauty Is Attainable Causes Pain
In 1996, a trio of scientists won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for their discovery of Buckminsterfullerene–soccer-ball-shaped spheres of 60 joined carbon atoms that exhibit special physical properties.
Those mysterious booms that have been heard around the world with increasing frequency may have claimed some innocent victims. On March 16, 2015, loud booms were heard and felt by people living along the U.S. Atlantic coast from North Carolina north to Delaware. Less that 24 hours later, thousands of dead fish began washing up on the beaches of the Outer Banks in North Carolina. Coincidence, catastrophe or conspiracy?
Related: Thousands of Geese Mysteriously Fall From the Sky Over Idaho
Hundreds of people are visiting a home in Kampung Mahandoi, Malaysia, where a statue has suddenly appeared to be crying tears. Miracle, hoax or something else?
A rare, 338-year-old copy of the Old Testament has been reunited with its twin, a copy of the same edition that was printed in Frankfurt, Germany, in the 1600s.
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