Assessing scientific research by 'citation wake' detects Nobel laureates' papers
New method uses patent data to estimate a technology's future rate of improvement
How fast is online learning evolving? Are wind turbines a promising investment? And how long before a cheap hoverboard makes it to market?
Robot model for infant learning shows bodily posture may affect memory and learning
An Indiana University cognitive scientist and collaborators have found that posture is critical in the early stages of acquiring new knowledge.
Research pair finds color a big factor in how much an image is shared on Pinterest
Study finds possible alternative explanation for dark energy
(Phys.org)—Dark energy is an unknown form of energy that is proposed to drive the accelerated expansion of the universe. A new study by University of Georgia professor Edward Kipreos suggests that changes ...
Elephants may be able to hear rain generated sound up to 150 miles away
Mystery solved: 'Sailing stones' of death valley seen in action for the first time
(Phys.org) —Racetrack Playa is home to an enduring Death Valley mystery. Littered across the surface of this dry lake, also called a "playa," are hundreds of rocks – some weighing as much as 320 kilograms ...
Stegosaurus plates may have differed between male, female
Stegosaurus, a large, herbivorous dinosaur with two staggered rows of bony plates along its back and two pairs of spikes at the end of its tail, lived roughly 150 million years ago during the Late Jurass ...
Twins experiment reveals genetic link with mosquito bites
The likelihood of being bitten by mosquitoes could be down to our genes, according to a study carried out on twins.
Study finds ancient clam beaches not so natural
In their second study to be published in just over a year, an SFU led team of scientists has discovered that ancient coastal Indigenous people were more than hunter-gatherers.
Parasite load influences outcome of animal fights, study finds
University of Georgia ecologist Andy Davis and his students studied beetles and their parasite loads last summer as part of the Research Experience for Undergraduates program at UGA, sponsored by the National ...
Complex cognition shaped the Stone Age hand axe, study shows
The ability to make a Lower Paleolithic hand axe depends on complex cognitive control by the prefrontal cortex, including the "central executive" function of working memory, a new study finds.
Researchers can trace dust samples using fungal DNA
Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of Colorado, Boulder, have developed a statistical model that allows them to tell where a dust sample came from within the continental United ...
Distance running may be an evolutionary 'signal' for desirable male genes
Pre-birth exposure to high levels of the male sex hormone testosterone has already been shown to confer evolutionary advantages for men: strength of sex drive, sperm count, cardiovascular efficiency and spatial ...