You may have watched thousands of purebreeds compete at the Westminster dog show earlier this month, but don't be fooled by that name. A huge database of dog behavior data shows that even the purest breed has lots of variation among its canine cousins.
An earthquake in Kathmandu isn’t surprising: Many experts in the region have long expected a big quake. And while Nepali NGOs have worked on educating the public about what to do, it’s hard to prepare for the unknown when the daily pressures of poverty take priority.
When did insects evolve wings? Did you know that insects are crustaceans? Or that lice and insects that undergo metamorphosis share a common ancestor? A groundbreaking new study reveals some fascinating new things about these creatures that make up 80 percent of the world’s known species.
Genetically modified foods are a major political issue, but what if scientists told you they could cure cancer? New research suggests that inserting specific genes known to fight cancer into plant material could be an effective tool to eradicate the disease in certain people.