NASA ocean data shows 'climate dance' of plankton
The greens and blues of the ocean color from NASA satellite data have provided new insights into how climate and ecosystem processes affect the growth cycles of phytoplankton—microscopic aquatic plants ...
Kickstarter project SAM kit helps teach hardware system coding
Academic journals should adopt nonprofit publishing model, expert says
Shifting the publication of academic journals away from a private, for-profit model could save universities big bucks in the long term while also keeping the marketplace of ideas fully stocked, says a University ...
Winemaking taint smoked out
Winemaking methods influence the degree of smoke taint in wines made from smoke-exposed grapes, new research suggests.
Eradication efforts unite to preserve fairy-wren population
Indigenous rangers and the Department of Agriculture and Food have been working with pastoralists to eradicate ornamental rubber vine (Cryptostegia madagascariensis) growing along the river banks at Mount ...
Driving cancer cells to suicide
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich researchers report that a new class of chemical compounds makes cancer cells more sensitive to chemotherapeutic drugs. They have also pinpointed the relevant target ...
Nanotube cathode beats large, pricey laser
Scientists are a step closer to building an intense electron beam source without a laser. Using the High-Brightness Electron Source Lab at DOE's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, a team led by scientist ...
'Atomic fingerprint' of catalyst helps industrial researchers refine cleaner oil
Researchers have made a major breakthrough in our understanding of a 2D material, molybdenum disulphide, a key ingredient used in industrial refinery catalysts. Understanding the structure of the material ...
Battery system will be able to light 2,500 homes
One of the largest, most environmentally-friendly, battery-based energy storage systems in the nation will be installed at the University of California, San Diego the campus announced today (Sept. 29).
A new kind of data-driven predictive methodology
"Scottish independence: polls show it's too close to call."
Gene doubling shapes the world: Instant speciation, biodiversity, and the root of our existence
What do seedless watermelon, salmon, and strawberries all have in common? Unlike most eukaryotic multicellular organisms that have two sets of chromosomes and are diploid, these organisms are all polyploid, meaning they have ...
Gender equality leads to more Olympic medals for men and women
Gender equality boosts a country's Olympic medal count for both women and men, shows a new study from the University of British Columbia.
Study shows how to convince those with low self-confidence to pursue their career choice
A new study shows just what it takes to convince a person that she is qualified to achieve the career of her dreams.
News Corp. to buy Move Inc. for about $950 million
News Corp. is spending about $950 million to buy the online real estate business Move Inc. in a deal that aims to speed up the media company's digital expansion.