Nitrogen -- the silent species eliminator
Nitrogen pollution from agriculture and fossil fuels is known to be seriously damaging grasslands in the UK. A new European study is starting to show that the effect is Europe-wide, confirming that current policies to protect ...
Taking the stress out of choosing the right stress test
Stress tests are good front-line tests indicators of heart disease, but just how good depends on ordering the right one, researchers say.
Scientists find protein may be key in developing deadly form of pancreatic cancer
A tumor-blocking protein previously implicated in prostate and breast cancer development may also be behind the most aggressive type of pancreatic cancer. Researchers at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson in Philadelphia ...
Astronomers get their hands dirty as they lift the veil on galactic dust
There is more to a grain of dust than meets the eye, at least for astronomers as they attempt to probe deeper into distant galaxies. Until now dust has been a nuisance because it has obscured galaxies, and the stars within ...
Heaps of climate gas
The cow as a killer of the climate: This inglorious role of our four-legged friends, peaceful in itself, is well-enough recognised, because, with their digestion, the animals produce methane, which is expelled continuously.
New class of drug offers hope to treatment-resistant AIDS patients
For the estimated millions of AIDS patients worldwide who are resistant or are developing resistance to currently available medicines, a discovery by a University of Georgia researcher may offer a new treatment option by ...
Researchers improve performance with robotic systems on the ISS
Researchers from NASA and Lockheed Martin have successfully tested software for a robotic extension device that has been shown to dramatically improve astronauts’ ability to perform remote tasks under adverse conditions ...
Biologists uncover top wetland plant's hidden weapon
Scientists at the University of Delaware have uncovered a hidden weapon that one of the most invasive wetland plants in the United States uses to silently and efficiently “bump off” its neighbors.
Even occasional use of spray cleaners may cause asthma in adults
Using household cleaning sprays and air fresheners as little as once a week can raise the risk of developing asthma in adults, say researchers in Europe. Such products have been associated with increased asthma rates in cleaning ...
Asteroid is 'practice case' for potential hazards
In research that could aid decisions about future asteroids on a collision course with Earth, MIT researchers have for the first time determined the composition of a near-Earth asteroid that has a very slight possibility ...
Bottomless bowls are an Ig Nobel winner
Last week, he was featured in Time magazine and USA Today. This week, he's been accorded yet another accolade: a 2007 Ig Nobel Award. All three recognize Cornell's indefatigable Brian Wansink for his quirky ...
Rare falcons shot in Cyprus
Hunters in Cyprus have shot about 50 endangered red-footed falcons, which migrate through the island in the spring and fall.
Office jobs may be hazardous to the hips
A new survey says working in an office may be hard on the waistlines of nearly half of U.S. workers.
Petrified forest found in New Mexico
An amateur paleontologist has uncovered petrified forests near the proposed Prehistoric Trackways National Monument in New Mexico's Robledos Mountains.