A new study finds that honey bees develop different scent profiles as they age, and guard bees respond differently to returning foragers than to younger bees who’ve never ventured out.
It’ll help unlock mysteries about these iconic apex predators – explaining their “superpowers” like wound-healing and long lifespans – and why they’ve thrived more than 400 million years.
Earth’s atmosphere contains about 21% oxygen today. Plants produce it, and animals – including humans – breathe it. Ancient rocks provide clues about when the oxygen in Earth’s atmosphere began to arise.
Heightened volcanic activity in the Nevados de Chillán prompted Chilean authorities to issue an orange alert in anticipation of an eruption.
If there were no leap years, eventually February would be a summer month for the Northern Hemisphere. 2019 isn’t a leap year, but 2020 will be.
To improve air quality near urban roads, scientists from the Global Centre for Clean Air Research recommend planting hedges that can trap air pollutants.
How did life originate on Earth and, possibly, other worlds in space? A new NASA consortium has the goal of probing one of nature’s most perplexing mysteries.
New research suggests that stripes help zebras evade biting flies and the deadly diseases they carry. Hear from the scientists who led the study.
Cracks growing across the Brunt Ice Shelf are poised to release an iceberg about twice the size of New York City. A scientific presence on the ice shelf since 1955 has an uncertain future.
Cockroaches have a reputation for resilience, even when it comes to surviving a nuclear bomb and radiation – but will they really outlive us all?
Full supermoon at March 2019 equinox