Unusual tree growth patterns in the Southern Hemisphere linked to climate change
(Phys.org)—New findings from an international research team led by Western University geography professor Brian Luckman, based on tree-ring patterns, show unusual patterns of tree growth in the Southern Hemisphere relating ...
Researchers seek to improve drug delivery with hydrogels
Researchers in Japan have developed a technique which allows them to control and target drug delivery to specific sites of the body at specific times, thus reducing side effects and improving treatment dramatically. ...
Attitudes toward African-Americans have worsened since 2008, research finds
(Phys.org)—This might not be a "post-racial" era after all.
Benefits of wind energy confirmed: Half a million cars worth of pollution and a billion gallons of water saved each year
(Phys.org)—Wind energy in Colorado each year saves a billion gallons of water while avoiding emissions of air pollutants equivalent to that produced by half a million cars, according to a report released today by Environment ...
Sony adds live broadcasting to videogame play
Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) on Friday announced an alliance with Twitch to let gamers broadcast online play live for others to watch.
Father-son team develops smart strategies for protection again natural disasters
(Phys.org)—Do costly seawalls provide a false sense of security in efforts to control nature? Would it be better to focus on far less expensive warning systems and improved evacuation procedures that can save many lives?
Long-term sea level rise could threaten government agencies, cost Washington, D.C. billions
(Phys.org)—A University of Maryland study projects that Washington, D.C., city and federal property could suffer billions of dollars in damage if sea level rise from global warming increases over the next century. Potential ...
Perception of price and the related emotions affect purchase decisions
The way buyers perceive price and the emotions their perceptions evoke affect purchase decisions more than the exact price.
Ted Talks get virtual pages at Huffington Post
News website Huffington Post on Friday launched a weekend section devoted to diving deeply into mind-bending ideas shared in "talks" at prestigious TED conferences.
Britain scrambles to contain deadly ash tree disease
The British government convened its emergency crisis committee on Friday to discuss how to contain a fungal disease threatening ash trees that has already wiped out swathes of woodland in Denmark.
Thomson Reuters profit tops forecasts
Financial news and information group Thomson Reuters said Friday third-quarter profit rose 25 percent from a year ago to $462 million, led by its financial and audit services.
Difficult-to-read font reduces political polarity, study finds
(Phys.org)—Liberals and conservatives who are polarized on certain politically charged subjects become more moderate when reading political arguments in a difficult-to-read font, researchers report in a ...
Temporary storage for electrons: Natural method of producing hydrogen
Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion (MPI CEC) and the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) have found through spectroscopic investigations on a hydrogen-producing enzyme that the environment of ...
Taking lessons from Hurricane Sandy
Hurricane Sandy killed dozens and left millions in the dark. Stephen Flynn, the founding co-director of Northeastern's George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security, and an expert ...