'Caveman instincts' may favor deep-voiced politicians
When political candidates give a speech or debate an opponent, it's not just what they say that matters—it's also how they say it.
Setting ground rules for nanotechnology research
In two new studies, researchers from across the country spearheaded by Duke University faculty have begun to design the framework on which to build the emerging field of nanoinformatics.
Cell phones help track of flu on campus
New methods for analyzing personal health and lifestyle data captured through wearable devices or smartphone apps can help identify college students at risk of catching the flu, say researchers at Duke University and the ...
Dancing droplets launch themselves from thin fibers
We've all seen dewdrops form on spider webs. But what if they flung themselves off of the strands instead?
Four-fifths of a banana is better than half
Fractions strike fear in the hearts of many grade schoolers – but a new study reveals that they don't pose a problem for monkeys.
Drought implicated in slow death of trees in Southeastern forests
It's obvious drought can kill trees. But a new Duke University study of nearly 29,000 trees at two research forests in North Carolina reveals it's not always a swift or predictable end.
Trading program linked to significant emissions reductions
The emissions trading program in the northeastern U.S. to limit carbon dioxide emissions from the electric power sector is responsible for about half the region's emissions reductions – an amount far greater than reductions ...