Engineers trying to mimic the peacocks’ color mechanism for screens have locked in structural color, which is made with texture rather than chemicals.
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High temperatures and low rainfall brought on by climate change affect the survival of elephants working in timber camps in Myanmar and double the risk of death to the calves.
A stress hormone produced during moderate exercise may protect the brain from memory changes related to Alzheimer’s disease.
Unusually warm spring weather in 2010 and 2012 resulted in the earliest blooms on record in two US locations, a new study finds.
Scientists have found that flame retardant chemicals show up as environmental pollutants all over the world, even in remote parts of Indonesia, Nepal, and Tasmania
Researchers worry that a loss of genetic variation in microbial communities in the Amazon’s converted agricultural land could negatively affect the entire ecosystem.
An environment that shifted between open grassland and closed woodland in East Africa roughly 2 million years ago may be responsible for driving human evolution.
Working with fossils found in Tanzania, scientists have discovered what may be the oldest known dinosaur.
Homicide moves through a community like an infectious disease, a finding that may help police track and even prevent murders.
They may not go out and buy a shiny sports car, but chimpanzees and orangutans can experience a mid-life crisis, just like humans.
China’s endangered wild pandas need bamboo to survive, but models show that climate change may kill it off in swaths.
People’s satisfaction with life was higher on days when they exercised more than usual, research shows.
Most social animals get together for protection or to mate or hunt, but terrestrial hermit crabs socialize to steal each other’s houses.
Ingesting too much silver can turn the skin blue and new research suggests the process is similar to developing black-and-white photographs.
The screechy sound of chalk on a blackboard is unpleasant because of the heightened activity between the emotional and auditory parts of our brain, research shows.
Rocks in South Africa have revealed a new species of dinosaur—with inch-long jaws and self-sharpening teeth.
A new laser-powered spectrometer will allow scientists to study tiny moving molecules at very high resolution.
The human genome is far more rich and complex than originally thought.
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