National Institutes of Health

Microbes are the bacteria that live in our guts. Scientists are learning how they help us process medication.


Long Island Sound is a hotbed of miniature tsunamis, called meteotsunamis. That’s according to a study from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Meteotsunamis are small, but they can have outsized effects.

NOAA Fisheries

Oyster farmers on Long Island may want to consider adding a new crop to their repertoire – sugar kelp. That’s according to scientists at Stony Brook University.

CSU Stainslau / Pacific Southwest Region U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Shrews have an unusual way of surviving the winter: they temporarily shrink. Now scientists, including one from Stony Brook University, have turned their attention to that strategy. They think it could be useful for humans, too.

NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research via AP

The ocean absorbs more carbon dioxide than it releases back into the atmosphere. Researchers say that will turn the water acidic someday.