More than 1.7 billion people affected by extreme water stress

More than 1.7 billion people affected by extreme water stress

Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Roughly a quarter of the planet's human population is affected by extreme water stress, according to a new report...
Scientists use smartphone to manipulate brains of mice

Scientists use smartphone to manipulate brains of mice

Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Scientists have developed a way to manipulate a mouse's neural circuits remotely. The technology, described this week in the...
Scientists consider 'human-made volcano' to slow global warming

Scientists consider ‘human-made volcano’ to slow global warming

Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Throughout Earth's history, volcanic eruptions have periodically cooled Earth. Though most eruptions aren't big enough to influence global climate...
Peppered moth caterpillars sense color through their skin

Peppered moth caterpillars sense color through their skin

Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Peppered moth caterpillars don't see color so much as they feel it. According to new research, peppered moths, during...
July was the hottest month on record

July was the hottest month on record

Aug. 5 (UPI) -- July was the hottest month on record, according to scientists with the European Union's Copernicus Climate Change Service. According to...
Healthcare industry responsible for 10 percent of U.S. carbon emissions

Healthcare industry responsible for 10 percent of U.S. carbon emissions

Aug. 5 (UPI) -- The healthcare industry is responsible for 10 percent of carbon emissions in the United States. The industry also emits...
Male black widow spiders hijack silk strands of their rivals to find a mate

Male black widow spiders hijack silk strands of their rivals to find a mate

Aug. 2 (UPI) -- To find mates, male black widow spiders follow the silk trails left by their rivals, according to a new...
Western gorillas use their teeth to crack open, eat nuts

Western gorillas use their teeth to crack open, eat nuts

Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Gorillas strong jaws and broad teeth help them break down tough, fibrous plant material. The great apes spend much...
Plant roots began following gravity 350 million years ago

Plant roots began following gravity 350 million years ago

Aug. 2 (UPI) -- To make the transition from sea to land, plant roots had to learn to grow downward, to follow gravity....
Biologists discover 11 new rain frog species in the Andes

Biologists discover 11 new rain frog species in the Andes

Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Scientists have found 11 new species of rain frogs hiding in the tropical forests of the Ecuadorian Andes. Typically, scientific...

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