Researchers have discovered a gene that determines whether roots grow deep or shallow in the soil — and could be altered to help plants adapt to changing climates.
The semen of the male sea lamprey contains spermine, a highly specific and potent pheromone, which attracts ready-to-mate female sea lampreys.
Researchers from both Singapore and Sweden have, within a day of each other, announced their own blood tests for Alzheimer's disease.
Ovarian reserve — a marker of potential female fertility based on the number of resting follicles in the ovary — has been found in a large-scale study to be adversely affected by high levels of air pollution.
Astronomers have determined the precise location of a powerful one-off burst of cosmic radio waves, thanks to the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder radio telescope.
Cranberries are highly sought after for their tangy taste and the antioxidants they contain, but a new study provides evidence that they could also help in the fight against antibiotic resistance.
Monitoring blood levels with the prick of a finger could be replaced with just a breath, thanks to a ketone-monitoring device developed at the University of Sydney.
A computer-assisted diagnostic procedure helps physicians detect the growth of low-grade brain tumours earlier and at smaller volumes than visual comparison alone.
The leaves of three Southeast Asian plants are effective in stopping the growth of seven types of cancer. Anticancer properties were also demonstrated in three other medicinal plants.
US scientists have found a way to differentiate the subset of patients with prostate cancer who require more aggressive management and treatment.
Pluto's atmosphere is predicted to ultimately collapse and freeze over, according to almost three decades' worth of research from an international team of scientists.
A newly named tyrannosauroid dinosaur — Suskityrannus hazelae — stood less than a metre tall at the hip and was about 2.7 metres in length.
European researchers have found a way to identify hospital patients with suspected sepsis infection who may suffer from subsequent disease progression.
More than half of all large ice-free coastal areas of Antarctica have now been disturbed by human activity.
Astronomers have discovered rapidly swinging jets coming from a black hole almost 8000 light-years from Earth — behaviour that has never before been observed on such short timescales.