GPS can now measure ice melt, change in Greenland over months rather than years
Researchers have found a way to use GPS to measure short-term changes in the rate of ice loss on Greenland and reveal a surprising link between the ice and the atmosphere above it.
Preschoolers' reading skills benefit from one modest change by teachers
A small change in how teachers and parents read aloud to preschoolers may provide a big boost to their reading skills later on, a new study found.
Feral cats avoid urban coyotes, are surprisingly healthy
Cats that live outdoors in the city do their darnedest to steer clear of urban coyotes, a new study says.
Silver Nanoparticles Give Polymer Solar Cells A Boost
(PhysOrg.com) -- Small bits of metal may play a new role in solar power. Researchers at Ohio State University are experimenting with polymer semiconductors that absorb the sun’s energy and generate electricity. The goal: ...
When it comes to accepting evolution, gut feelings trump facts
For students to accept the theory of evolution, an intuitive "gut feeling" may be just as important as understanding the facts, according to a new study.
Deepest core drilled from Antarctic Peninsula; may contain glacial stage ice
Researchers here are hopeful that the new core they drilled through an ice field on the Antarctic Peninsula will contain ice dating back into the last ice age. If so, that record should give new insight into past global climate ...
A new tool to reveal structure of proteins
A new method to reveal the structure of proteins could help researchers understand biological molecules both those involved in causing disease and those performing critical functions in healthy cells.
Is war really disappearing? A new analysis suggests not
While some researchers have claimed that war between nations is in decline, a new analysis suggests we shouldn't be too quick to celebrate a more peaceful world.
Modifying rice crops to resist herbicide prompts weedy neighbors' growth spurt
Rice containing an overactive gene that makes it resistant to a common herbicide can pass that genetic trait to weedy rice, prompting powerful growth even without a weed-killer to trigger the modification benefit, new research ...
Want responsible robotics? Start with responsible humans
(PhysOrg.com) -- When the legendary science fiction writer Isaac Asimov penned the "Three Laws of Responsible Robotics," he forever changed the way humans think about artificial intelligence, and inspired generations of engineers ...