Invasive tawny crazy ants have an intense craving for calcium – with implications for their spread in the US
The spread of tawny crazy ants may be driven, in part, by their need for calcium.
Jan. 21, 2021 • ~5 min
Anti-nutrients naturally occur in food and can block the amount of other nutrients available for your body to use. But their effects aren't all bad, which is why they're undergoing an image makeover.
Jan. 12, 2021 • ~8 min
How do iron hydroxides form on a quartz substrate? A new technique reveals the answer.
Nov. 30, 2020 • ~6 min
Researchers have found a new way to decrease the number of harmful chemicals in drinking water using an iron compound called ferrate.
Nov. 3, 2020 • ~4 min
Limited access to iron at high ocean temperatures may harm coral resistance to a warming ocean, a new study shows.
Oct. 5, 2020 • ~6 min
The availability of iron in increasingly acidic oceans could change how creatures like mussels make their adhesives, research finds.
Aug. 4, 2020 • ~4 min
About 40% of children worldwide suffer from anemia because they don’t get enough iron. New research shows that iron deficiency cuts vaccine protection.
July 28, 2020 • ~5 min
A new study suggest's that Earth's core has been leaking iron, potentially for billions of years.
April 14, 2020 • ~4 min
Researchers may have found a new way to stop the bacteria that cause tuberculosis. It could lead to new drugs to fight the disease.
April 2, 2020 • ~4 min
Biofortification of wheat shows promise for addressing "hidden hunger," a lack of essential vitamins and minerals in the human diet.
Feb. 5, 2020 • ~6 min