Astronomers spot faraway Uranus-like planet
Our view of other solar systems just got a little more familiar, with the discovery of a planet 25,000 light-years away that resembles our own Uranus.
A solar cell that stores its own power: World's first 'solar battery' runs on light and air
Is it a solar cell? Or a rechargeable battery? Actually, the patent-pending device invented at The Ohio State University is both: the world's first solar battery.
In a bad mood? Head to Facebook and find someone worse off
When people are in a bad mood, they are more likely to actively search social networking sites like Facebook to find friends who are doing even worse than they are, a new study suggests.
Study shows how to convince those with low self-confidence to pursue their career choice
A new study shows just what it takes to convince a person that she is qualified to achieve the career of her dreams.
By watching people walk, researchers decode the foot position's role in maintaining balance
Researchers at The Ohio State University have gained new insight into how the body moves when we're walking. They learned everything they needed to know by watching people walk naturally on a treadmill.
Gas leaks from faulty wells linked to contamination in some groundwater
A study has pinpointed the likely source of most natural gas contamination in drinking-water wells associated with hydraulic fracturing, and it's not the source many people may have feared.
First-ever look inside a working lithium-ion battery (w/ Video)
For the first time, researchers have been able to open a kind of window into the inner workings of a lithium-ion battery. Using a neutron beam, chemists and engineers at The Ohio State University were able to track the flow ...
No purchase required to win? Devoted customers not so sure
You've probably seen – or even participated in – promotional contests offered by retailers in which they say "no purchase required to win."
Climate change will threaten fish by drying out Southwest US streams, research predicts
Fish species native to a major Arizona watershed may lose access to important segments of their habitat by 2050 as surface water flow is reduced by the effects of climate warming, new research suggests.
Study finds why some firms are 'named and shamed' by activists
A new study of the anti-sweatshop campaigns of the 1990s reveals which companies are most likely to become targets of anti-corporate activists.
Study points to potential new target for antibiotics against E. coli, other bugs
Scientists have identified a protein that is essential to the survival of E. coli bacteria, and consider the protein a potential new target for antibiotics.
For corals adapting to climate change, it's survival of the fattest—and most flexible
The future health of the world's coral reefs and the animals that depend on them relies in part on the ability of one tiny symbiotic sea creature to get fat—and to be flexible about the type of algae it ...
Searching for Earth-like planets: Newly spotted frozen world orbits in a binary star system
A newly discovered planet in a binary star system located 3,000 light-years from Earth is expanding astronomers' notions of where Earth-like—and even potentially habitable—planets can form, and how to ...
Quantum theory reveals puzzling pattern in how people respond to some surveys
Researchers used quantum theory – usually invoked to describe the actions of subatomic particles – to identify an unexpected and strange pattern in how people respond to survey questions.
Could politics trump economics as reason for growing income inequality?
Most research examining growing income inequality in the United States has focused on economic causes, for seemingly obvious reasons.