Archive: 12/5/2008

Physical chemist imitates structures found in nature

(PhysOrg.com) -- As a graduate student, Harvard physical chemist Joanna Aizenberg acquired a passionate curiosity about — of all things — sponges. She particularly liked the ones made of glass, whose apparent ...

Dec 05, 2008 4.6 / 5 (21) 0

Boosting the numbers of rare moth

(PhysOrg.com) -- The University of Reading has collaborated with the National Trust on research which has resulted in one of the rarest moths in the UK returning to Derwentwater in the Lake District, nine ...

Dec 05, 2008 5 / 5 (1) 0

The benefits of punishment

(PhysOrg.com) -- The stick rather than the carrot could be a better approach to encouraging slacker colleagues to pull their weight in the workplace, research published in the prestigious journal Science has revealed.

Dec 05, 2008 3.2 / 5 (21) 5

Return of the Leonids

Astronomers from Caltech and NASA say a strong shower of Leonid meteors is coming in 2009. Their prediction follows an outburst on Nov. 17, 2008, that broke several years of "Leonid quiet" and heralds even ...

Dec 05, 2008 4.7 / 5 (7) 0