New Models Improve Long-Term Grass Pollen Forecasts
New Models Improve Long-Term Grass Pollen Forecasts
More-accurate predictions of the severity of an upcoming grass pollen season based on rainfall and temperature could help allergy sufferers manage their symptoms.
New Models Improve Long-Term Grass Pollen Forecasts
New Models Improve Long-Term Grass Pollen Forecasts

More-accurate predictions of the severity of an upcoming grass pollen season based on rainfall and temperature could help allergy sufferers manage their symptoms.

More-accurate predictions of the severity of an upcoming grass pollen season based on rainfall and temperature could help allergy sufferers manage their symptoms.

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Specialized Leaves Keep This Plant’s Fruit Warm
Specialized Leaves Keep This Plant’s Fruit Warm
Shawna Williams | Feb 1, 2021
A volunteer nature guide teamed up with researchers to discover a unique reproductive role for one vine’s leaves.
Discovered: Brain Cells that Control Hibernation-Like States
Discovered: Brain Cells that Control Hibernation-Like States
Ruth Williams | Jun 11, 2020
Two independent teams identify neuron populations in the mouse brain that regulate the physiological changes associated with torpor.
Daniel Colón-Ramos Reveals the Mysteries of Worms’ Memories
Daniel Colón-Ramos Reveals the Mysteries of Worms’ Memories
Claudia Lopez-Lloreda | May 1, 2020
The Yale neuroscientist seeks to understand the brain’s architecture and function using C. elegans.
Rising Temperatures Expected to Spur More Early Births
Rising Temperatures Expected to Spur More Early Births
Ashley Yeager | Dec 2, 2019
From 1969 to 1988, 25,000 infants were born early each year as a result of hot weather, and with global warming pushing temperatures higher, more babies will be at risk for early birth.
Dramatic Temperature Spikes Inside Cells Draw Interest, Skepticism
Dramatic Temperature Spikes Inside Cells Draw Interest, Skepticism
Shawna Williams | Dec 1, 2019
Using a tiny thermometer, researchers record fluctuations of more than 7 Kelvin in sea slug neurons when a heat-generating mitochondrial process is switched on.
Image of the Day: Changing Forests
Image of the Day: Changing Forests
Emily Makowski | Nov 27, 2019
Carbon dioxide and temperature need to increase in a constant ratio for plants to keep up with climate change.
Doctors Test if Rapid Chilling Can Save Trauma Patients’ Lives
Doctors Test if Rapid Chilling Can Save Trauma Patients’ Lives
Ashley Yeager | Nov 21, 2019
A clinical trial is underway to see if suspended animation, in which the body is cooled to 10–15 °Celsius, could slow patients’ decline and give doctors time to operate.
Image of the Day: Pika Populations
Image of the Day: Pika Populations
Emily Makowski | Sep 24, 2019
Geography plays a role in how the small mammals adapt to environmental changes.
Image of the Day: Stress-Resistant Corals
Image of the Day: Stress-Resistant Corals
Emily Makowski | Sep 19, 2019
Some corals can adjust to a range of temperatures, but this ability may be limited in a consistently warmer environment.
Turtle Embryos May Have a Say in Deciding Their Sex
Turtle Embryos May Have a Say in Deciding Their Sex
Katarina Zimmer | Aug 1, 2019
In a species of freshwater turtle, embryos can move toward warmer or cooler environments within the egg and thus help choose their sexual destiny, but not all experts are convinced.
Image of the Day: Hot Stripes
Image of the Day: Hot Stripes
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 14, 2019
Biologists study how a zebra’s hair helps it keep cool.
Slowing Global Warming Could Save a Majority of Earth’s Species
Slowing Global Warming Could Save a Majority of Earth’s Species
Ashley Yeager | May 17, 2018
Following the ultimate goal of the Paris Agreement would benefit plants and animals around the world, according to a new study.
Image of the Day: What Does a Bee See? 
Image of the Day: What Does a Bee See? 
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Dec 21, 2017
Scientists identify floral temperature patterns as a sensory cue that may help bees identify flower species. 
Image of the Day: Horseshoe Bat 
Image of the Day: Horseshoe Bat 
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Dec 4, 2017
Factors such as humidity and temperature can affect how Rhinolophus clivosus use echolocation. 
Out in the Cold
Out in the Cold
Karen Zusi | Mar 1, 2016
Serotonin’s long-debated role in sleep promotion is temperature-dependent.
It’s Getting Hot in Here
It’s Getting Hot in Here
Kate Yandell | Dec 1, 2015
Methods for taking a cell's temperature
Cold Mice Skewing Data?
Cold Mice Skewing Data?
Bob Grant | Nov 16, 2015
Another study finds that housing experimental mice at lower-than-optimal temperatures may alter research outcomes, this time with regard to inflammation and diet.
Lizard Swaps Mode of Deciding Its Sex
Lizard Swaps Mode of Deciding Its Sex
Kerry Grens | Jul 1, 2015
Sex assignment in bearded dragons can flip from one based on chromosomes to one driven by temperature, researchers report.
Mary O’Connor: Warming Up
Mary O’Connor: Warming Up
Kerry Grens | Jun 1, 2013
Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia. Age: 34