Physicists chip away at mystery of antimatter imbalance
(PhysOrg.com) -- Why there is stuff in the universemore properly, why there is an imbalance between matter and antimatteris one of the long-standing mysteries of cosmology. A team of researchers ...
You're just one in 7 billion!
(PhysOrg.com) -- Did you take a deep breath before pushing and shoving your way into a crowded train this morning? Stepped on a few toes or nerves perhaps? Phew, well, if you thought dodging elbows and trying to hop on that ...
Frogs skin gives researchers the hop on bacteria
Skin secretions found in Australian frogs may hold the key to designing powerful new antibiotics that are not prone to bacterial resistance in humans, say researchers.
Are electron tweezers possible? Apparently so
(PhysOrg.com) -- Not to pick up electrons, but tweezers made of electrons. A recent paper by researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Virginia (UVA) demonstrates that ...
Fish flu: genetics approach may lead to treatment
(PhysOrg.com) -- A research team at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has provided the first look at a genetic structure that may play a critical role in the reproduction of the infectious ...
Web portal Sina posts $336 million quarterly loss
(AP) -- Sina Corp., a popular Chinese web portal operator, sank to a loss in the latest quarter due to writedowns on investments in two online businesses but revenues and microblog traffic were up.
Drag race: Transvestite birds win competition for sex
In a species of hawk, males dress themselves up as females to gain a sneaky advantage in the mating game, according to an unusual study published Wednesday.
Global oil demand 'to rise 14% by 2035': IEA
Global oil demand is set to grow by 14.0 percent by 2035, pulled by China and emerging economies and the price could reach 120 dollars per barrel, the IEA said in its annual report on Wednesday.
Hi-tech scans catch prehistoric mite hitching ride on spider (w/ video)
Scientists have produced amazing three-dimensional images of a prehistoric mite as it hitched a ride on the back of a 50 million-year-old spider.
Electronics set to power US holiday sales: report
Electronics sales are set to light up an otherwise dreary US holiday shopping season, according to the Consumer Electronics Association.
US teens say peers are 'mostly kind' online: study
Most US teenagers who use social networking sites say their peers are "mostly kind" to one another online although the vast majority have witnessed mean or cruel behavior, a study said Wednesday.
Researchers track half-billion year old predator
Researchers from the University of Saskatchewan and Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) have followed fossilized footprints to a multi-legged predator that ruled the seas of the Cambrian period about half a billion ...
And a nightingale sang... experienced males 'show off' to protect their territories
Male song birds sing to attract mates and to deter other males from their territory and it is well known that the solo repertoire of many male song bird species increases with age and experience. However, new research published ...
Reducing carbon footprints with carbon storage
Control of carbon emissions is an important component in the bid to address global climate change. However destruction of wildland habitats to make way for agriculture continues to erode the amount of carbon stored in the ...