Atmosphere models seek clues for rocky exoplanets
When a distant planet appears as a point of light in a telescope, it's hard to imagine what things are like at the surface. Does rain fall? Is the atmosphere thick, or dissipating into space? How constant ...
Improving salmon's success in the wild and aquaculture
Have you ever been stressed and forgot what you were doing? Chronic mild stress may explain why many salmon don´t return to our rivers and why 20% of salmon production is lost every year.
Weird fossil sheds light on dinosaurs' lost continent
Palaeontologists in Utah on Wednesday said they had found the fossil of a strange horned dinosaur which roamed an island continent known as Laramidia.
Thrusters powered by ionic wind may be efficient alternative to conventional atmospheric propulsion technologies
When a current passes between two electrodes—one thinner than the other—it creates a wind in the air between. If enough voltage is applied, the resulting wind can produce a thrust without the help of ...
Paternal components in fruit flies, humans may contribute to fertilization, embryonic development
(PhysOrg.com) -- It had long been assumed that the human sperm cells mission in life ended once it had transferred its freight of parental DNA to the egg. More recently however, other components of sperm have been implicated ...
The constant gardeners of the world's reefs
(PhysOrg.com) -- Australian scientists have urged greater consideration for the brilliantly-hued parrot fishes that tend and renew the worlds imperilled coral reefs.