Hydrogen peroxide found in space
(PhysOrg.com) -- Molecules of hydrogen peroxide have been found for the first time in interstellar space. The discovery gives clues about the chemical link between two molecules critical for life: water and ...
Ruminant headgear: A mystery awaiting unraveling
(PhysOrg.com) -- Emerging from the heads of most cud-chewing mammals, headgear inspire an almost mystical and certainly majestic aura. But, scientists say, we know shockingly little about them.
Common eastern bumblebee can boost pumpkin yields
(PhysOrg.com) -- Each grinning jack-o'-lantern starts with yellow pollen grains, ferried from a male to a female pumpkin flower by bees. Honeybee populations are in decline, but Cornell entomologist Brian ...
Researchers closer to understanding cell-division gatekeeper enzyme
(PhysOrg.com) -- An enzyme called Pin1 regulates the protein that initiates cell division by changing the shape of a peptide bond. Researchers at Notre Dame and Virginia Tech have discovered how Pin1 communicates through ...
Asset gaps by socioeconomic class reduced when low-income families create savings program for children
(PhysOrg.com) -- Opening a bank account for a young child in a low-income family could someday lead to a society with a reduction in asset gaps by socioeconomic class, a new study says.
Using imprint processing to mass-produce tiny antennas could improve wireless electronics
(PhysOrg.com) -- Engineering researchers at the University of Michigan have found a way to mass-produce antennas so small that they approach the fundamental minimum size limit for their bandwidth, or data ...
Ultrafast switch for superconductors
(PhysOrg.com) -- A high-temperature superconductor can now be switched on and off within a trillionth of a second 100 years after the discovery of superconductivity and 25 years after the first high-temperature ...
Bionic glasses for poor vision
A set of glasses packed with technology normally seen in smartphones and games consoles is the main draw at one of the featured stands at this years Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition.
Being small has its advantages, if you are a leaf
(PhysOrg.com) -- The size of leaves can vary by a factor of 1,000 across plant species, but until now, the reason why has remained a mystery. A new study by an international team of scientists led by UCLA ...
Old life capable of revealing new tricks after all
(PhysOrg.com) -- Archaea are among the oldest known life-forms, but they are not well understood. It was only in the 1970s that these single-celled microorganisms were designated as a domain of life distinct ...
Australia launches world-first plain cigarette pack laws
Australia introduced world-first plain packaging laws for cigarettes into parliament Wednesday, vowing not to bow to big tobacco's "intimidation tactics" and legal threats.
Hyundai says it will not bid for Hynix stake
South Korea's Hynix Semiconductor Wednesday lost its sole potential buyer after shipmaking giant Hyundai Heavy Industries said it would not bid for a stake in the world's second-largest memory chip maker.
Tech exec pleads guilty to insider trading
A technology company executive pleaded guilty to providing confidential information on Apple and other companies, as part of a massive insider-trading probe.
Concern mounts over deadly Australian horse virus
Concern over the killer Hendra virus mounted in Australia Wednesday after a sixth horse died in an outbreak, and 26 people underwent tests after coming into contact with sick animals.