Best of Last Week – speed of light may be wrong, fungus fights resistant bacteria and link between pesticides and autism
Number of prisoners in own country predicts attitude towards Iran
The attitude governments adopt towards Iran strongly depends on the number of prisoners in their own country and whether the government trades in oil with Iran. The more prisoners a country has, the more aggressive the attitude ...
Finding the simple patterns in a complex world
An ANU mathematician has developed a new way to uncover simple patterns that might underlie apparently complex systems, such as clouds, cracks in materials or the movement of the stockmarket.
Understanding how emotions ripple after terrorist acts
The 2013 Boston Marathon bombing motivated mass expressions of fear, solidarity, and sympathy toward Bostonians on social media networks around the world. In a recently released study, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh ...
Best of Last Week – New type of planet found, workload sharing robot limbs and clues about where all the antimatter went
Limestone 'Venus' 23,000 years old dug up in France
A limestone statuette of a shapely woman some 23,000 years old has been discovered in northern France in what archaeologists Thursday described as an "exceptional" find.
School results boosted by improved focus in class
Researchers from the University of Adelaide say attempts to improve children's attentiveness in the early years could be rewarded with better literacy and maths abilities by ages 6-7 years.
Dinosaur 13 doesn't unearth whole truth about paleontology and fossil protection on US public lands
In light of the film Dinosaur 13, which describes the discovery and loss of the complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton known as "Sue" by the Black Hills Institute of Geological Research, the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology ...
Previously removed immigrants more likely to be rearrested later, study finds
Unauthorized immigrants who previously have been removed from the United States are more than 2.5 times more likely to be rearrested after leaving jail, and are likely to be rearrested much more frequently than those who ...
Phenomenal fossil and detailed analysis reveal details about enigmatic fossil mammals
Mammals that lived during the time of the dinosaurs are often portrayed as innocuous, small-bodied creatures, scurrying under the feet of the huge reptiles. In reality, this wasn't the case, and a new fossil ...
Best of Last Week – High-temp superconductivity, ice cream changes colors when licked and more sophisticated ransomeware
Ancient coins found in Greece's mystery tomb
Coins featuring the face of Alexander the Great have been found at the largest tomb ever unearthed in Greece, where archaeologists are hunting for clues to solve the mystery of who lies buried there.
More holistic approach needed when studying the diets of our ancestors
Researchers have long debated how and what our ancestors ate. Charles Darwin hypothesized that the hunting of game animals was a defining feature of early hominids, one that was linked with both upright walking and advanced ...
Edmontosaurus regalis and the Danek Bonebed featured in special issue of CJES
An exciting new special issue of the Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences shines the spotlight on the Danek Bonebed in Edmonton, Alberta and increases our knowledge of Edmonton's urban dinosaurs, especially the ic ...