(PhysOrg.com) -- In his landmark collection Leaves of Grass, famed poet Walt Whitman wrote of a "strange huge meteor-procession" in such vivid detail that scholars have debated the possible inspiration for decades.
A new study of how climate conditions have affected the origin and evolution of life on Earth could provide clues to understanding how climates on alien planets might affect their potential for life.
(PhysOrg.com) -- For many people uprooting and moving to a new home is a stressful and time consuming exercise, however it pales in comparison to the complexity of relocating native populations of rare and endangered orchids.
(PhysOrg.com) -- By combining data from multiple cameras of JPL's MISR instrument on NASA's Terra satellite, scientists gain new perspectives on the spread of oil into Louisiana's fragile wetlands.
(PhysOrg.com) -- With the latest failed efforts to stop the flow of oil from an uncapped well into the Gulf of Mexico, projections are that the spill may not be contained until late summer, or later.
As an orthopedic oncologist who studies bone that has been damaged by cancer, Robert ?Bobby? Satcher ?86, PhD ?93, HST MD ?94 is also interested in the effects of microgravity on the human body. He got the chance to experience ...
(PhysOrg.com) -- Mining for gold, diamonds, and precious minerals is dangerous work, but in sub-Saharan Africa the activity could be driving an entire continent’s tuberculosis epidemic, a new Oxford-led study has found.
(AP) -- A new report shows one in five high school students have taken a prescription drug that they didn't get from a doctor.
Two Indiana University studies examined the influence of compression garments on athletic performance and both found little influence: Abigail Laymon, researcher in the Department of Kinesiology, is presenting "Lower Leg ...