Floundering El Ninos Make for Fickle Forecasts
(PhysOrg.com) -- Since May 2009, the tropical Pacific Ocean has switched from a cool pattern of ocean circulation known as La Niña to her warmer sibling, El Niño. This cyclical warming of the ocean waters ...
10 percent of world's major species at threat: report
Almost 10 percent of the world's mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish are in danger of extinction due to climate change and other factors, according to an Australian report released Tuesday.
Hydrogen-making algae's 'Achilles' heel' discovered
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists have discovered how oxygen stops green algae from producing hydrogen. The findings could help those working towards 'solar H2-farms' in which microorganisms produce hydrogen fuel ...
As phones get smarter, game makers ring the changes
Tetsuya Ide doesn't own an iPhone, but the teenage computer boffin is betting that Apple's hit gadget is the key to having a new generation of video game players in the palm of his hand.
China says completes 3D moon map
China has completed a high-resolution, three-dimensional map of the entire surface of the moon, in an important step towards a future lunar landing, an expert involved in the project said Tuesday.
Warner music videos returning to YouTube
YouTube on Tuesday announced a deal to bring Warner Music Group songs back to the world's most popular online video sharing service.
Ensuring integrity in clinical effectiveness research: Accentuate the negative
In an editorial published this week, the PLoS Medicine editors discuss how to maintain the integrity of the medical literature when publishing comparative effectiveness research (CER).
Twitter trouble: Players told to tweet no more
(AP) -- @davidclowney Rex is watching. He's not the only one.
Cells in developing tissue consider their history of signaling exposure to determine location
Researchers at the California Institute of Technology have proposed a novel model that differs from a widely held hypothesis about the mechanisms by which developing animals pattern their tissues and structures.
Microsoft to release free antivirus PC software
(AP) -- Microsoft Corp. says its new computer security program can be downloaded starting on Tuesday.
Scientists Find Obesity Alone Does Not Cause Arthritis in Animals
(PhysOrg.com) -- The link between obesity and osteoarthritis may be more than just the wear and tear on the skeleton caused by added weight.
What proportion of psychotic illness is due to cannabis?
In this week's PLoS Medicine, a team of researchers from Australia and the US, led by Louisa Degenhardt at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, makes the case for estimating the role that cannabis has worldwide as a r ...
'Hitler' skull belonged to woman: scientists
A skull fragment thought to come from Adolf Hitler is in fact that of an unidentified woman, according to a US study that has resurrected questions about the Nazi leader's death.
Uninterrupted chest-compressions key to survival in cardiac arrest outside hospital setting
Maximizing the proportion of time spent performing chest compressions during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) substantially improves survival in patients who suffer cardiac arrest outside a hospital setting, ...