Childhood obesity peaks between ages 7 and 11
(PhysOrg.com) -- Childhood obesity is common and hard to prevent but by identifying when it is most likely to occur, measures can be taken at key stages of childhood or adolescence to prevent it developing.
Polish teenagers speak English like locals, study shows
(PhysOrg.com) -- A team of linguists studying Eastern European youngsters in the UK have found they learn to speak English like locals.
Researchers develop golden window electrodes for organic solar cells
Researchers at the University of Warwick have developed a gold plated window as the transparent electrode for organic solar cells. Contrary to what one might expect, these electrodes have the potential to ...
Scientists find new type of mineral in historic meteorite
(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA and co-researchers from the United States, South Korea and Japan have found a new mineral named "Wassonite" in one of the most historically significant meteorites recovered in Antarctica ...
To help rice farmers, geneticists study how nature produces a weed
As rice farmers across the south prepare to plant their crop this month, University of Massachusetts Amherst evolutionary geneticist Ana Caicedo and a research team are beginning a major new study of how weeds ...
Fish offer clues to spinal cord renewal
(PhysOrg.com) -- Spinal cord injuries are devastating, but fish may be the key to finding a cure.Research shows adult fish that sustain a spinal cord injury have the miraculous ability to not only regenerate ...
Cockatoos' family history revealed through DNA
Murdoch University researchers have used new DNA sequencing techniques to help give them a better understanding of how cockatoo species have evolved and how they fit together in a family tree.
Reppler helps Facebook users look good online
Startup Reppler launched a service Tuesday to help people shine on Facebook pages that have become resources checked by employers, college recruiters and even potential mates.
Cephalon biotech rejects $5.7 billion Valeant bid
US biotech group Cephalon has rejected a hostile, $5.7 billion acquisition bid from its Canadian rival Valeant, which counter-attacked by seeking to replace the firm's board of directors.
Japan nuclear scare boosts renewables lobby
A global scare sparked by Japan's stumbling efforts to contain a nuclear crisis is encouraging promoters of renewable energy, but defenders of atomic power insist it has a long-term future.
Face time with a female aids males bent on monkey business
Male monkeys looking for a good time might benefit from spending a bit longer getting to know a potential mate, according to a new study published online in the scientific journal Proceedings of the Royal So ...
Branson unveils 'flying' sub to plumb ocean depths
British billionaire Richard Branson unveiled plans to pilot a "flying" mini-submarine down to the furthest depths of the oceans, in his latest record-breaking adventure.
Ghost city symbolises cost of nuclear disaster
"Careful -- do not touch anything with your bare hands!" warned the guide as we entered the kindergarten and our Geiger counter hissed like an angry rattlesnake.
Twitter hits some technical turbulence
Twitter appeared to be grappling with technical troubles on Tuesday, disabling a new home page as well as a "Trends" feature at the popular microblogging service.