Researchers find that the extremes in Antarctic ozone holes have not been matched in the Arctic
Since the discovery of the Antarctic ozone hole, scientists, policymakers, and the public have wondered whether we might someday see a similarly extreme depletion of ozone over the Arctic.
Going nuts? Turkey looks to pistachios to heat new eco-city
Pistachios are already a key ingredient in Turkish baklava, but the country may now have found a new way to exploit the nuts known as "green gold"—by using their shells to heat a new eco-city.
How to test the twin paradox without using a spaceship
Forget about anti-ageing creams and hair treatments. If you want to stay young, get a fast spaceship. That is what Einstein's Theory of Relativity predicted a century ago, and it is commonly known as "twin ...
Noted researchers warn that biomedical research system in US is unsustainable
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Researchers find tin selenide shows promise for efficiently converting waste heat into electrical energy
Google's Street View address reading software also able to decipher CAPTCHAs
Full lunar eclipse delights Americas, first of year
Sky-gazers in North and South America were treated to a full lunar eclipse—at least those fortunate enough to have clear skies.
Scientists gain new insight into mysterious electronic phenomenon
(Phys.org) —For more than a quarter of a century, high-temperature superconductors – materials that can transmit electric current without any resistance – have perplexed scientists who seek to understand ...
Research reveals evolution of cells' signaling networks in diverse organisms
(Phys.org) —Cells use protein-signaling networks to process information from their surroundings and respond to constantly changing environments. This includes information about the presence or absence of ...
Rocket leak delays space station delivery launch (Update)
A space station cargo ship will remain Earthbound for a while longer.
Researchers uncover likely creator of Bitcoin
The primary author of the celebrated Bitcoin paper, and therefore probable creator of Bitcoin, is most likely Nick Szabo, a blogger and former George Washington University law professor, according to students ...
Earliest ancestor of land herbivores discovered
New research from the University of Toronto Mississauga demonstrates how carnivores transitioned into herbivores for the first time on land.