The California two-spot octopus can edit the RNA in its brain on a massive scale, likely allowing it to keep a clear head in both warm and cool waters.
We have long known that parasitic worm infections are associated with lower rates of several conditions. Now, research in mice reveals how the worms elicit these protections
Transmission towers emit electromagnetic fields that can disrupt honeybees’ ability to pollinate nearby plants, which could reduce biodiversity in these areas
Solar-powered balloons floating 20 kilometres above ground have recorded inaudible low-frequency signals that have so far not been traced back to any known source
To explain how life on Earth began, the big challenge is to identify the molecules and processes that enable non-living chemical systems to become more complex
The symmetries of matter are deeper and stranger than they first appear, and they have driven many of the biggest breakthroughs in particle physics. But have we exhausted their usefulness?
Semi-mythical "earthquake lights" may be accompanied by changes to Earth's magnetic field. Now researchers say these changes could be used to forecast major tremors
A technique based on high-resolution satelllite images could help researchers monitor tree cover loss, reforestation and the impact of climate change
Boars that encounter a wolf carcass will try to flee or fight the corpse, suggesting that sometimes dead predators can still influence their prey’s behaviour Wild boars can still be scared by a dead wolf. Not only are apex predators scary to prey animals, but their carcasses seem to be able to produce a scare that other dead animals can’t. Prey species behave differently depending on the presence or absence of predators in their environment, carefully navigating their world to reduce the risk of being eaten. Dead animals can also signal that a predator could be nearby, so some prey…
Europe had the hottest summer on record and the second warmest year ever in 2022, according to the latest European State of the Climate report Europe experienced its hottest summer on record in 2022 and its second warmest year ever, according to the European State of the Climate report. The annual report, released today, also reveals that temperatures across Europe are rising at twice the global average, with the continent having experienced 2.2°C of warming since pre-industrial times. The figures, which come from multiple data sets including satellite, in situ measurements and numerical weather prediction models, fit into the wider…