News file for: Nature
A new web-based genetics tool can help researchers and grape breeders to identify genes that control flavor and pest-resistance.
The males of the Black-footed Antechinus so exert themselves during mating that most die before their offspring are born.
Asian elephants console others who are in distress, using physical touches and vocalizations, according to a new study.
Honeybees use the pattern of polarized light in the sky, invisible to humans, to direct one another to a honey source, according to a study.
5,000 years ago, cats lived alongside farmers in the ancient Chinese village of Quanhucun, according to a new study.
MSU professor Jianguo Liu dissects the global impact of China’s struggle to preserve and expand its forests even as its cities and population balloon.
A new research study has revealed why some birds choose not to reproduce, and instead help to guard the nests of their close relatives.
Native ants living in cacao trees in Indonesia that are often seen as pests seem to boost their yields, according to a study.
Australian scorpion venom could ease human pain and discomfort, according to a study.
Scientists have discovered a ‘greener’ dyeing method to producing colorful silk: by feeding dyed leaves to silkworms so they spin colored – rather than white – cocoons.