Its speed, which largely determines the damage it causes, is still unknown.
Rapid climate change during the Middle Stone Age, between 80,000 and 40,000 years ago, sparked surges in cultural innovation in early modern human populations, according to new research.
An international team of scientists reveals that a unique strain of potato blight they call HERB-1 triggered the Irish potato famine of the mid-19th century.
Phages may play unforeseen role in immune protection
A new study sheds light on how the brain and inner ear developed in dinosaurs. Using high-resolution CT scanning and 3D computer imaging, it was possible to reconstruct and visualise the brain and inner ear of Dysalotosaurus lettowvorbecki -- a small, plant-eating dinosaur, which lived 150 million years ago, in what is now Tanzania.
Genomic analyses suggest that patterns of genetic diversity which indicate population movement may not be as ancient as previously believed, but may be attributable to recent events.
A new study shows how complex biochemical transformations may have been possible under conditions that existed when life began on the early Earth. The study shows that RNA is capable of catalyzing electron transfer under conditions similar to those of the early Earth.
“Smart alert washer” automatically flags when a nut is coming loose, warning of potential danger
New cell-based computers do division and logarithms the old-fashioned way
An enormous tree's enormous genome, genes for strong-swimming sperm and more presented May 7-11 in Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.
Imported African species implicated in B. dendrobatidis epidemic
Minerals assemble on demand into tiny, complex shapes like flowers
Easy technique uses inexpensive equipment to make three-dimensional rendering
Thawing ice contributes nearly as much water to oceans as massive sheets at poles do
Fish fossils that are about 23 million years old give unprecedented insight into the evolutionary history of the gobioid order, one of the most species-rich groups among the modern bony fishes.
Teen designs device that could almost double the life of airplane tires
Multiple failures cripple planet-hunting telescope
In lab tests, insects carrying disease home in on sweat-soaked stockings