Scientists discover way to detect low-level exposure to seafood toxin in marine animals
(Phys.org) -- NOAA scientists and their colleagues have discovered a biological marker in the blood of laboratory zebrafish and marine mammals that shows when they have been repeatedly exposed to low levels of domoic acid, ...
British police get 360 degree accident scene camera
Untangling the mysteries of spider silk
Spiders weave a web even more tangled than originally thought at least on the nanoscale level, according to a new study performed at the U.S. Department of Energys (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory.
New technique predictably generates complex, wavy shapes
The flexible properties of hydrogels highly absorbent, gelatinous polymers that shrink and expand depending on environmental conditions such as humidity, pH and temperature have made them ideal ...
Sharing landscapes with wildlife may be unrealistic
(Phys.org) -- Expecting wild animals to thrive in increasingly fragmented habitats alongside a growing human population may be unrealistic, say scientists.
The secrets of the system
As the United States seeks to reinvigorate its job market and move past economic recession, MIT News examines manufacturings role in the countrys economic future through this series on work at the Institute ...
Male orangutans need quality forests
(Phys.org) -- Cardiff University researchers have discovered further proof that orangutans need large swaths of forests to survive.
Bird-like robot perches on a human hand (w/ Video)
W&M GIG takes transdisciplinary look at mercury pollution
Science alone cannot solve the pressing environmental problems threatening the world. Nor can the humanities. In order to make effective assaults against a wide range of ills, trans-disciplinary approaches are vital. Consider ...
Bigger and brainier: did dingoes kill thylacines?
Direct attacks by introduced dingoes may have led to the extinction on the Australian mainland of the iconic marsupial predator, the thylacine, a new study suggests.
Educational center unveils world's largest learning map
Likened to the human genome project for education, the Dynamic Learning Maps Alternate Assessment Consortium, led by the University of Kansas Center for Education Testing and Evaluation, has unveiled the worlds ...
Canadians don't mean what we say about government spending
Many Canadians complain about government, especially after tax time.
Herds of large treetop marsupials
Sheep-sized ancient relatives of modern-day wombats lived in Australias treetops 15 million years ago, according to new research led by Dr Karen Black from the University of New South Wales.