Scientific Reports is an online open access scientific journal published by the Nature Publishing Group, covering all areas of the natural sciences. According to the press release, it is a journal conceptually similar to PLoS ONE.
Butterflies heat up the field of solar research
The humble butterfly could hold the key to unlocking new techniques to make solar energy cheaper and more efficient, pioneering new research has shown.
Nitrogen loss in soils unearthed
Researchers from The University of Western Australia have challenged the current understanding about which microorganisms carry out important nitrogen transformations in semi-arid agricultural soils.
Unique tooth structure allowed predatory dinosaurs to efficiently crunch flesh and bone
The Tyrannosaurus rex and its fellow theropod dinosaurs that rampage across the screen in movies like Jurassic World were successful predators partly due to a unique, deeply serrated tooth structure that allowed them to easily ...
DNA suggests that the diversity of European butterflies could be seriously underestimated
This week appears the first map of the genetic biodiversity of butterflies of the Iberian peninsula. The work has been led by Roger Vila, a CSIC scientist at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (Institut de Biologia Evolutiva-IBE) ...
Scientist develops model for robots with bacteria-controlled brains
Forget the Vulcan mind-meld of the Star Trek generation—as far as mind control techniques go, bacteria is the next frontier.
Top cock: Roosters crow in pecking order
Roosters crow in order of seniority—the top cock announcing daybreak while juniors patiently wait their turn, said a study Thursday which revealed a long-guarded secret of chickendom.
Physicists demonstrate new violations of local realism
Fertile corals discovered in deeper waters off US Virgin Islands
Researchers discovered a threatened coral species that lives in deeper waters off the U.S. Virgin Islands is more fertile than its shallow-water counterparts. The new study showed that mountainous star corals (Orbicella faveolata) ...
Satellites peer into rock 50 miles beneath Tibetan Plateau
The analysis, published in the journal Scientific Reports, offers some of the clearest views ever obtained of rock moving up to 50 miles below the plateau, in the lowest layer of Earth's crust.
Feathered cousin of 'Jurassic Park' star unearthed in China
A newly identified species of feathered dinosaur is the largest ever discovered to have a well-preserved set of bird-like wings, research suggests.