Invasion of the earthworms, mapped and analyzed
An international research team is bringing a new weapon to bear against invasive earthworms.
Scientists develop mesh that captures oil—but lets water through
The unassuming piece of stainless steel mesh in a lab at The Ohio State University doesn't look like a very big deal, but it could make a big difference for future environmental cleanups.
Cosmic debris: Study looks inside the universe's most powerful explosions
A new study provides an inside look at the most powerful explosions in the universe: gamma-ray bursts.
Bitter chocolate: Illegal cocoa farms threaten Ivory Coast primates
Researchers surveying for endangered primates in national parks and forest reserves of Ivory Coast found, to their surprise, that most of these protected areas had been turned into illegal cocoa farms, a ...
Landmark study proves that magnets can control heat and sound
Researchers at The Ohio State University have discovered how to control heat with a magnetic field.
Persuasive power: Members of Congress can sway the public
Members of the U.S. Congress really do have the power to persuade their constituents in several different ways, according to a first-of-its kind national study.
Look, something shiny! How color images can influence consumers
When it comes to buying things, our brains can't see the big, black-and-white forest for all the tiny, colorful trees.
Engineer, physicist to turn the inner workings of living cells into 'molecular movies'
What happens when a chemical engineer and a physicist walk into a bar? They forge a collaboration that could change biological imaging.
The future of electronics—now in 2-D
The future of electronics could lie in a material from its past, as researchers from The Ohio State University work to turn germanium—the material of 1940s transistors—into a potential replacement for silicon.
Finding winners and losers in global land use
The United States added about 7.6 million acres of forests between 1990 and 2010, which may seem like a great environmental gain.
Team finds earliest evidence of large-scale human-produced air pollution in South America
In the 16th century, during its conquest of South America, the Spanish Empire forced countless Incas to work extracting silver from the mountaintop mines of Potosí, in what is now Bolivia—then the largest ...
Both liberals, conservatives can have science bias
New research suggests that liberals, as well as conservatives, can be biased against science that doesn't align with their political views.
To save your energy while strolling, walk this sway
When participants in a charity event took the first walk across the newly opened London Millennium Footbridge in 2000, their feet fell into sync, and the natural side-to-side motion of their steps caused ...
Two lakes beneath the ice in Greenland, gone within weeks
Researchers who are building the highest-resolution map of the Greenland Ice Sheet to date have made a surprising discovery: two lakes of meltwater that pooled beneath the ice and rapidly drained away.
Hostile boss? Study finds advantages to giving it right back
In a result that surprised researchers, a new study found that employees who had hostile bosses were better off on several measures if they returned the hostility.