The next big frontier in space exploration is finding ways to effectively harness oxygen contained within Moon dust. What will it take?
Beetles exposed to elevated carbon dioxide emerged later and smaller and had a reduced chance of making it to adulthood.
If your COVID symptoms worsen suddenly, hospital is the best place for you to be monitored, treated and to recover well.
We are not at risk of running out of oxygen due to climate change, but ocean creatures are – and that will harm the whole planet.
As the peak of India’s COVID crisis approaches, the country desperately needs more help from the international community.
India is in the grips of a health and humanitarian catastrophe, in stark contrast to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s declaration of readiness to fight the pandemic.
An effective oxygen system requires prompt recognition of who needs oxygen, a reliable oxygen supply and safe delivery to those who need it.
A microscopic sponge can be used to trap oxygen from the air.
These tiny organisms play a huge role in fighting climate change, but they're under threat.
For now, governments and health services should invest in bedside oxygen concentrators and oxygen generators to supply whole hospital needs.
This discovery will shape the hunt for life on exoplanets.
Rather than breathing in and out through the mouth, fish use a one-way system, passing water in one direction over their gills.
It is becoming increasingly clear that there is plenty of brine on Mars.
You might think the more oxygen you breathe in the better. But too much oxygen can make you sick.
How ancient microbes survived in a world without oxygen has been a mystery. Scientists discovered a living microbial mat that uses arsenic instead of oxygen for photosynthesis and respiration.
A fetus needs oxygen long before its lungs work and it’s exposed to the air. Some ingenious biochemistry explains how the mother’s blood delivers it.
Have you ever felt a piercing pain in your head when you eat something cold?
In the most severe cases, COVID-19 patients need oxygen pumped directly into their airways, or even be hooked up to a machine that does the job of their heart and lungs.
New research suggests that Earth’s oxygenation didn’t require difficult and complex evolutionary leaps forward.
Oxygen is vital for life, so much so that cells can sense when there isn’t enough and adapt almost instantly. So how do they do it? The winners of the 2019 Nobel Prize for Physiology figured it out.