Lens produces hours of scientific work in seconds
A new form of microscope which can produce results in seconds rather than hours dramatically speeding up the process of drug development - is being developed by researchers at the University of Strathclyde ...
Indonesian 'Eves' colonised Madagascar 1,200 years ago
Several dozen Indonesian women founded the colonisation of Madagascar 1,200 years ago, scientists said on Wednesday in a probe into one of the strangest episodes in the human odyssey.
Anthropologists find American heads are getting larger
White Americans' heads are getting bigger. That's according to research by forensic anthropologists at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
This is what a fish thought looks like
For the first time, researchers have been able to see a thought "swim" through the brain of a living fish. The new technology is a useful tool for studies of perception. It might even find use in psychiatric ...
Scientists discover 600 million-year-old origins of vision
By studying the hydra, a member of an ancient group of sea creatures that is still flourishing, scientists at UC Santa Barbara have made a discovery in understanding the origins of human vision. The finding ...
First test-tube hamburger ready this fall: researchers
The world's first "test-tube" meat, a hamburger made from a cow's stem cells, will be produced this fall, Dutch scientist Mark Post told a major science conference on Sunday.
Ozone can protect fruit from decay for weeks after exposure, study finds
Scientists have discovered why fruit and vegetables last longer after being exposed to ozone.
Model shows why males have lower immunity to disease
The cost of being on your toes
Humans, other great apes and bears are among the few animals that step first on the heel when walking, and then roll onto the ball of the foot and toes. Now, a University of Utah study shows the advantage: ...
Is a new form of life really so alien?
The idea of discovering a new form of life has not only excited astronomers and astrobiologists for decades, but also the wider public. The notion that we are the only example of a successful life form in the galaxy has, ...
Study finds women prefer perfumes that mimic their immune system cells
Scientists show that people really walk in circles when lost (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists in the Multisensory Perception and Action Group at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen, Germany, led by Jan Souman and Marc Ernst, have now presented ...
Why women wiggling in high heels could help improve prosthetic limbs and robots
People walking normally, women tottering in high heels and ostriches strutting all exert the same forces on the ground despite very differently-shaped feet, according to research funded by the Wellcome Trust ...
Scary ancient spiders revealed in 3-D models, thanks to new imaging technique (w/ Video)
Early relatives of spiders that lived around 300 million years ago are revealed in new three-dimensional models, in research published today in the journal Biology Letters.