A new mathematical model explores the complex reasons herd animals stay with a group or leave it.
Research suggests that water is sensed by the same taste cells that detect sourness.
People take more risks when downing caffeine-and-alcohol cocktails—but only if they know what they’re drinking.
Gas compressors in New Mexico seem to mess with some arthropods’ behavior.
Environmental differences that show up in fungi might give researchers a glimpse of climate shifts that have only just begun.
A molecular record of smells could give future generations a sense of the past.
The answer to a longstanding mystery suggests that proteins are far more malleable than previously thought.
To survive in one of the planet’s most energy-limited environments, a hardy group of microbes appears to live at a glacial pace.
Inhaling black carbon could boost some disease-causing bacteria’s resistance to antibiotics.
Removing trees killed by fires might not be as damaging to forests as previously thought.
Moderation seems to be a better approach than greed—for foragers, at least.
Researchers are discovering just how easily both blind and sighted people can be trained to echolocate.
The more difficult the task, the less likely they will be generous.
The bigger the tree, the greater the diversity of ant species that call it home
Scientists are looking at the genetic profiles of families with a history of a rare syndrome that affects follicle structure.
Many viruses thrive by blocking cells’ internal messages, but one particularly crippling infection can actually change these messages’ content.
The geological wonders could be at risk.
Computational tools have the ability to analyze books’ emotional arcs, but it’s unclear what they can really find out about literature.
How researchers found a mate for a rare mollusc
A 17-years-long study reveals how the complex relationships between a cell’s genes allow it to function.