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.
Plankton key to origin of Earth's first breathable atmosphere
Researchers studying the origin of Earth's first breathable atmosphere have zeroed in on the major role played by some very unassuming creatures: plankton.
Fire and ice: Wildfires darkening Greenland snowpack, increasing melting
Satellite observations have revealed the first direct evidence of smoke from Arctic wildfires drifting over the Greenland ice sheet, tarnishing the ice with soot and making it more likely to melt under the sun.
Depression linked to altered activity of circadian rhythm gene
(PhysOrg.com) -- Depression appears to be associated with a molecular-level disturbance in the bodys 24-hour clock, new research suggests.
Molecular network influences development of chronic lymphocytic leukemia
A study shows for the first time that the three most common chromosome changes seen in chronic lymphocytic leukemia disrupt a molecular network that includes several important genes and strongly influences the outcome of ...
Even healthy cats act sick when their routine is disrupted
A cat regularly vomiting hairballs or refusing to eat probably isn't being finicky or otherwise "cat-like," despite what conventional wisdom might say. There is a good chance that the cat is acting sick because of the stress ...
Estimate: A new Amish community is founded every three and a half weeks in US
A new census of the Amish population in the United States estimates that a new Amish community is founded, on average, about every 3 1/2 weeks, and shows that more than 60 percent of all existing Amish settlements have been ...
Scientists achieve highest-resolution MRI of a magnet
In a development that holds potential for both data storage and biomedical imaging, Ohio State University researchers have used a new technique to obtain the highest-ever resolution MRI scan of the inside of a magnet.
Hot stuff: Magma at shallow depth under Hawaii
Ohio State University researchers have found a new way to gauge the depth of the magma chamber that forms the Hawaiian Island volcanic chain, and determined that the magma lies much closer to the surface than previously thought.
Study: Darwin was right to worry that marriage to his cousin affected his offspring
New research suggests that Charles Darwin's family was a living human example of a theory that he developed about plants: that inbreeding could negatively affect the health and number of resulting offspring.