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 ...
For better romantic relationships, be true to yourself
Be true to yourself, and better romantic relationships will follow, research suggests.
Researchers find link between sugar, diabetes and aggression
A spoonful of sugar may be enough to cool a hot temper, at least for a short time, according to new research.
Patterns of ancient croplands give insight into early Hawaiian society, research shows
A pattern of earthen berms, spread across a northern peninsula of the big island of Hawaii, is providing archeologists with clues to exactly how residents farmed in paradise long before Europeans arrived at the islands.
Giant star goes supernova -- and is smothered by its own dust
A giant star in a faraway galaxy recently ended its life with a dust-shrouded whimper instead of the more typical bang.
Climate-related weather disasters could provide opportunities for the rural poor
A new study in Honduras suggests that climate-related weather disasters may sometimes actually provide opportunities for the rural poor to improve their lives.