New evidence suggests site near Stonehenge was occupied far earlier than thought
Northeastern University researchers solve Rubik's Cube in 26 moves
It’s a toy that most kids have played with at one time or another, but the findings of Northeastern University Computer Science professor Gene Cooperman and graduate student Dan Kunkle are not child’s ...
Making a case for transparent corporate accounting information
A new study by accounting professor Yaniv Konchitchki finds greater transparency in firms' earnings has a positive effect on the bottom line.
Producing ethanol and biodiesel from corn and other crops is not worth the energy
Turning plants such as corn, soybeans and sunflowers into fuel uses much more energy than the resulting ethanol or biodiesel generates, according to a new Cornell University and University of California-Berkeley study.
Shoppers' Spending Habits Follow Well-Known Economic Law
Controversial findings help explain evolution of life
Chemists at Oregon State University have pioneered a controversial theory about how supposedly-stable DNA bases can be pushed into a "dark state" in which they are highly vulnerable to damage from ultraviolet radiation – ...
Would you steal a buck? How about a can of soda?
It's been a long road from being engulfed in flames in an explosion in Israel to leaving dollar bills in dorm refrigerators at MIT. But in an odd way, it's all connected.
Ancient flying dragon discovered in China
Chinese scientists say they've found the remains of a small "flying dragon" that lived around the time of the dinosaurs.
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Towards hydrogen as fuel for cars and electronic devices
Chemists at UCLA and the University of Michigan report an advance toward the goal of cars that run on hydrogen rather than gasoline. While the U.S. Department of Energy estimates that practical hydrogen fuel ...
New mathematical method provides better way to analyze noise
Humans have 200 million light receptors in their eyes, 10 to 20 million receptors devoted to smell, but only 8,000 dedicated to sound. Yet despite this miniscule number, the auditory system is the fastest of ...
Discovery of 1.4 million-year-old fossil human hand bone closes human evolution gap
Humans have a distinctive hand anatomy that allows them to make and use tools. Apes and other nonhuman primates do not have these distinctive anatomical features in their hands, and the point in time at which ...
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.
Subprime problems signal trouble ahead, research shows
If it seems as though sub-prime mortgage loans stirred up trouble in the financial markets, just wait until debt problems spill over onto household spending. According to economists Barry Cynamon and Steven Fazzari, America's ...