Ancient fungi may have laid the groundwork for complex life

Since of their fragile natural and decomposing nature, fossilized fungi are incredibly unusual. So unusual, in truth, that a brand-new discovery has actually simply pressed back the earliest proof... Read more »

Q&A: On a Bering Sea island, disappearing ice threatens a way of life | Science

Brendan Smith/North Pacific Research Study Board Over the previous 2 winter seasons, ice cover in the Bering Sea in between Alaska and Russia has fallen to the lowest levels... Read more »

Life thrives in Antarctic hot spots created by seal and penguin poop | Science

Stef Bokhorst In the desolate Antarctic landscape, life is difficult to come by—unless you’re near some seal and penguin poop. The nitrogen-rich feces improve the soil and produce hot... Read more »

First ever high-seas conservation treaty would protect life in international waters | Science

Future reserves might disallow deep-sea trawlers from much of the high seas. © GREENPEACE/ROGER GRACE No flag can declare the high seas, however lots of countries exploit them. As... Read more »

New neurons for life? Old people can still make fresh brain cells, study finds | Science

Young neurons radiance red in this brain tissue from a 68-year-old. LlorensLab Among the thorniest disputes in neuroscience is whether people can make new neurons after their brains stop... Read more »