When you think of your house plant, it would be hard to imagine it growing legs and running away when you come with the clippers. But for a species of ocean "plants," when predators approach, they literally flee for safety.
Voters in California in November will be able to vote on whether food sold in the state that contains genetically modified organisms must be labeled as such. The implications are vast, with approval likely leading to a national drive for labeling and perhaps to higher food costs.
A group of French scientists are raising questions about the safety of genetically modified corn. The scientists say, specifically, that Roundup Ready corn causes tumors in rats, and therefore isn't safe in humans -- a claim wholly rejected by Roundup producer Monsanto.
As many as 12 percent of kids test positive for allergies to some of the most common food allergens, like peanuts. But a new, more accurate test reveals that many of those allergies are actually to a pollen, and not the dangerous food allergy that parents fear.
A new report by two top tier American universities reveals an additional side effect to America's drone strikes in Pakistan. According to their research, Pakistani civilians are under such emotional stress they're being driven to receive medical care and taking an "exponentially higher" amount of psychiatric drugs.
Tracking endangered animals is a tough task. But some scientists from Washington state have an unlikely ally in highly trained, and hyper-active, dogs. The animals smell out skat, which the scientists can then analyze to make determinations about the health of a species in a given area.
Before you light that cigarette, men, you might think about whether you want to have a child some day. That's the message in new research that shows the life choices both women and men make long before they conceive a child may have a permanent, genetic impact on any future offspring.
Canada's Inuit population in Quebec has among the highest levels of exposure to mercury and lead as any population around the world. Scientists have been studying their children since this became known and recently concluded that children with higher levels of contamination are more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD.
When the monsoon rains settle over Tucson and the rest of the U.S. southwest, they bring with them enough rain that water-dependent species go into hyperdrive. They must feed, mate, breed and create life in the shadow of a few days or weeks. But with the arrival of West Nile virus, cities are moving to rid the area of water — and breeding grounds for all kinds of animals — faster than ever.
Sea otters are popular stars at the local zoo, but they might also be important tools in the battle to combat climate change. New research shows the cuddly little creatures have a big job in keeping kelp forests alive and well and removing carbon from our atmosphere.