Genetically engineered algae for biofuel pose potential risks that should be studied: ecologist
(Phys.org) -- Algae are high on the genetic engineering agenda as a potential source for biofuel, and they should be subjected to independent studies of any environmental risks that could be linked to cultivating algae for ...
Urban coyotes never stray: New study finds 100 percent monogamy
(Phys.org)—Coyotes living in cities don't ever stray from their mates, and stay with each other till death do them part, according to a new study.
Researchers show how far South American cities moved in quake
The massive magnitude 8.8 earthquake that struck the west coast of Chile last month moved the entire city of Concepcion at least 10 feet to the west, and shifted other parts of South America as far apart as the Falkland Islands ...
Blocking an oncogene in liver cancer could be potential therapy option
Scientists have found that a synthetic molecule they designed can block activation of a gene in liver cancer cells, halting a process that allows some of those cancer cells to survive chemotherapy.
2010 spike in Greenland ice loss lifted bedrock, GPS reveals
(PhysOrg.com) -- An unusually hot melting season in 2010 accelerated ice loss in southern Greenland by 100 billion tons and large portions of the island's bedrock rose an additional quarter of an inch in response.
Biology texts geared toward pre-med students, analysis finds
College biology textbooks cater to the needs of pre-med majors and not those of the majority of students who take introductory science classes, a new study reveals.
Quantum mechanics reveals new details of deep earth
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists have used quantum mechanics to reveal that the most common mineral on Earth is relatively uncommon deep within the planet.
Beliefs drive investors more than preferences, study finds
(Phys.org)—If experts thought they knew anything about individual investors, it was this: their emotions lead them to sell winning stocks too soon and hold on to losers too long.
'Extremely little' telescope discovers pair of odd planets
Even small telescopes can make big discoveries. Though the KELT North telescope in southern Arizona carries a lens no more powerful than a high-end digital camera, it's just revealed the existence of two very unusual faraway ...
Arctic ice at low point compared to recent geologic history
Less ice covers the Arctic today than at any time in recent geologic history. That's the conclusion of an international group of researchers, who have compiled the first comprehensive history of Arctic ice.