New research suggests the birds must sense Earth's magnetic field using some other part of their anatomy.
Physicists say a universal theory that describes everything from light reflecting in tea cups to black holes can explain why apples have a dip at the top.
Cells exposed to an inflammatory signaling molecule are quicker to commit suicide -- but speed can lead to mistakes.
Artificial "protocells" suggest the complex biochemical mechanisms used by living cells could have originated in simple bubbles.
New finding suggests muscle tone and wing posture help the insects execute an upside-down backflip, even when anesthetized.
By mimicking the diabolical ironclad beetles' wing cases, engineers may be able to build stronger joints for applications such as airplanes.
Researchers found that confined tumors are more resistant to drug treatments.
UPDATE: Three Share Chemistry Nobel Prize for Developing New Technique to Image the Molecules of Life
Cryo-electron microscopy helps scientists see the structure of biomolecules down to each individual atom.
So-called cryo-electron microscopy can see the atoms of biological proteins in water.
Some scientists look into the sky for stars; others look for starlings.
New principles could pave the way for custom molecules.
Insights may lead to advances in solar power.