Down-under digestive microbes could help lower methane gas from livestock
The discovery that a bacterial species in the Australian Tammar wallaby gut is responsible for keeping the animal's methane emissions relatively low suggests a potential new strategy may exist to try to reduce methane emissions ...
Proteins enable essential enzyme to maintain its grip on DNA
Scientists have identified a family of proteins that close a critical gap in an enzyme that is essential to all life, allowing the enzyme to maintain its grip on DNA and start the activation of genes.
Byrd came oh-so-close, but probably didn't reach North Pole
(Phys.org) —When renowned explorer Richard E. Byrd returned from the first-ever flight to the North Pole in 1926, he sparked a controversy that remains today: Did he actually reach the pole?
Low-income parents say child care subsidies help them keep jobs
Low-income parents who receive federal child care subsidies are more satisfied with their child care than those who don't receive such help, according to a recent study.
Study shows how dietary supplement may block cancer cells
Researchers at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center-Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC-James) have discovered how a substance that is produced when eating broccoli ...
Gender bias found in how scholars review scientific studies
A scientist's gender can have a big impact on how other researchers perceive his or her work, according to a new study.
New model shows importance of feet, toes in body balance
Researchers are using a new model to learn more about how toe strength can determine how far people can lean while keeping their balance.
Ceramic coatings may protect jet engines from volcanic ash
Last year's $2 billion shutdown of European airspace following a volcanic eruption in Iceland alerted everyone to the danger that ash clouds can pose to aircraft engines.
Television 'breakups' cause some viewers distress: study
Even temporary "breakups" can be distressing for some people at least when it comes to their favorite television programs.
New vaccine candidate shows strong potential to prevent highly contagious norovirus
Scientists have shown that an experimental vaccine against the human norovirus the bug behind about 90 percent of highly contagious nonbacterial illnesses that cause diarrhea and vomiting can generate a strong ...