Because there are a large number of deadly viruses that frighten the average scientist, the discovery of a prehistoric type virus may be a cause for worry.
Fire and water have been on the weather menu this week in California. The state’s multi-year drought has left half of California in what’s called an exceptional drought, the highest level on the drought scale. While fires often occur in sparsely-populated areas that contain dry brush and forested land, one of this week’s fires was […]
Planned Parenthood’s recent video debut has shocked much of the public – but fetal tissue research has been around for years. Why the debate now?
The California oil spill is spreading, and fish, birds, and whales could see the effects, as the ecological damage has long-term impacts on ocean life.
The tridimensional nature of drugs and their targets is essential for their interaction. This is the core of the receptor concept, which is essential to understand in terms of the design and development of new drugs.
How do drugs like nicotine, caffeine, and morphine occur in nature? Chemistry explores the natural sources of addictive alkaloids.
As the climate warms, humanity will have to adapt to the new conditions. But how will the natural world cope?
If you’ve ever wondered how birds, butterflies and other animals find their way, it could be due to their magnetic anatomy.
There’s a conflict between the communities working to conserve numbers of hen harriers and those maintaining the hunting of red grouse. What’s the solution?
The U.S. sends workers to build hospitals and help with the ebola outbreak – but how well are they screened when they come home? Will South Africa export the virus?