Paleoclimate record points toward potential rapid climate changes
(PhysOrg.com) -- New research into the Earth's paleoclimate history by NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies director James E. Hansen suggests the potential for rapid climate changes this century, including ...
For Midwesterners, more boxcars mean cleaner air
Shifting a fraction of truck-borne freight onto trains would have an outsized impact on air quality in the Midwest, according to researchers at the University of WisconsinMadison.
Humility key to effective leadership
Humble leaders are more effective and better liked, according to a study forthcoming in the Academy of Management Journal.
NASA sees Alenga become a cyclone in the Southern Indian Ocean
NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Cyclone Alenga and captured a visible image of the rounded and more powerful storm is it makes its way toward Western Australia.
NMR used to determine whether gold nanoparticles exhibit 'handedness'
Carnegie Mellon University's Roberto R. Gil and Rongchao Jin have successfully used NMR to analyze the structure of infinitesimal gold nanoparticles, which could advance the development and use of the tiny ...
The Misplaced Stuff: NASA loses moon, space rocks
Astronauts may have had the `right stuff' to go to the moon, but when it comes to keeping track of what they brought back, NASA seems to have misplaced some of that stuff.
Fear affects predator-prey relationship: study
(PhysOrg.com) -- Franklin D. Roosevelt famously warned the only thing we have to fear is fear itself. New research from The University of Western Ontario reveals that FDRs rhetorical flourish also accurately reflects ...
Study shows more shrubbery in a warming world
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists have used satellite data from NASA-built Landsat missions to confirm that more than 20 years of warming temperatures in northern Quebec, Canada, have resulted in an increase in ...
Backpacks, not the bombs inside, key to finding DNA
Catching terrorists who detonate bombs may be easier by testing the containers that hide the bombs rather than the actual explosives, according to pioneering research led by Michigan State University.
Internet domain name expansion comes under fire
A plan to expand the number of Internet domain names came under fire in the US Congress on Thursday, a day after the head of the Federal Trade Commission said it could potentially be a "disaster."
LHC to narrow search for Higgs boson
Scientists at the world's largest atom smasher have new data that shows with greater certainty where to find a long-sought theoretical particle that would help explain the origins of the universe.
Revolutionary navigation system for future Mars rovers
(PhysOrg.com) -- An autonomous navigation system that will enable a future planetary rover vehicle to be in complete control of its own actions as it explores the surface of Mars is being designed by top-calibre ...
S. Korea tightens monitoring of social media
South Korea has tightened monitoring of popular social networking sites to curb illicit content including an upsurge in North Korean propaganda, officials said Thursday.
Research raises new questions about animal empathy
The emotions of rats and mice and the mental infrastructure behind them promise to illuminate the nature of human emotions, including empathy and nurturance, a Washington State University neuroscientist writes in this Friday's ...