Study reveals 'two faces' of phytoplankton
Phytoplankton, commonly known as plant plankton that remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere through photosynthesis, are potentially a key driver of Arctic warming under greenhouse warming, a study reveals.
Researchers find the genome of the cultivated sweet potato has bacterial DNA
DNA of bacteria crucial to ecosystem defies explanation
Scientists have found something they can't quite explain in one of the most barren environments on Earth: a bacterium whose DNA sequence contains elements usually only found in a much higher organism.
Immobilized Yutu rover still providing valuable lunar data (Update)
Oldest fossils controversy resolved
New analysis of world-famous 3.46 billion-year-old rocks by researchers from The University of Western Australia is set to finally resolve a long-running evolutionary controversy.
A leap for 'artificial leaf': Generating power by breaking up water molecules
As an idea, the notion of an "artificial leaf" was always meant to be simple: Could scientists, using a handful of relatively cheap materials, harness the power of light to generate two powerful fuels—hydrogen ...
Social networks may be exaggerating risk of news events
All will be illuminated: Real-time multicolor imaging with luminescent protein-based Nano-lanterns
Researchers develop computer model of bacterial colony interactions
Sugary, shipwrecked champagne reveals history of 19th-century winemaking
A shipwrecked trove of sugary, 19th century champagne is revealing new details about centuries-old ways of making wine, and fresh insights into the people who drank it, scientists said Monday.
Energetics of the adsorption of ethanol on calcite nanoparticles
Mechanical cloaks of invisibility—without complicated mathematics
A honeycomb is a very stable structure. If it has a larger hole, however, stability is largely lost. What might a honeycomb look like, which survives external forces in spite of a hole? Such stable types ...
Titan's atmosphere useful in study of hazy exoplanets
With more than a thousand confirmed planets outside of our solar system, astronomers are attempting to identify the atmospheres of these distant bodies to determine if they could possibly host life.
Nanotech-enabled moisturizer speeds healing of diabetic skin wounds
A new high-tech but simple ointment applied to the skin may one day help diabetic patients heal stubborn and painful ulcers on their feet, Northwestern University researchers report.