Mysterious 1934 Disappearance of Explorer Everett Ruess in Utah Solved
The mysterious disappearance of Everett Ruess, a 20-year-old artist, writer and footloose explorer who wandered the Southwest in the early 1930s on a burro and who has become a folk hero to many, has been ...
Probe into faked studies rocks medical community
A trail-blazing anesthesiologist, whose research shaped pain-relief for millions around the world, has been fabricating data for more than a decade, a hospital where he once practiced claimed Saturday.
Better batteries from waste sulfur
A new chemical process can transform waste sulfur into a lightweight plastic that may improve batteries for electric cars, reports a University of Arizona-led team. The new plastic has other potential uses, ...
Misconduct, not error, accounts for most scientific paper retractions, new study finds
In sharp contrast to previous studies suggesting that errors account for the majority of retracted scientific papers, a new analysis—the most comprehensive of its kind—has found that misconduct is responsible ...
The mechanism that puts the curl in the curling stone revealed
Researchers from Uppsala University in Sweden can now reveal the mechanism behind the curved path of a curling stone. The discovery by the researchers, who usually study friction and wear in industrial and ...
Capturing carbon to produce more oil: Climate solution or folly?
Any method that leads to the production of more oil seems counter to the prevailing wisdom on climate change that says use of more greenhouse-gas-emitting fuel is detrimental. But there's one oil-recovery process that some ...
Get ready for climate change, says UN panel
The toll from ever-more intense floods, drought, and heatwaves will crescendo this century unless humanity anticipates the onslaught, according to a UN report set to be unveiled on Friday.
Warning system to protect astronauts from solar storms
Massive explosions on the sun unleash radiation that could kill astronauts in space.
New evidence of the power of open access
New findings settle one of the arguments about Open Access (OA) research publications: Are they more likely to be cited because they were made OA, or were they made OA because they were more likely to be cited?
Women's presence in science is not reflected in peer-review authorship or citations
After reviewing the authorship of 5.4 million peer-reviewed articles, University of Montreal information scientist Prof Vincent Larivière and colleagues from UQAM and University of Indiana have established ...
'How' often is more important than 'why' when describing breakups
Maybe rocker Greg Kihn was being prophetic in his 1981 hit, "The Breakup Song," with its chorus, "They don't write 'em like that anymore." An Indiana University professor's new paper looks at how people write to break up ...
Mounting evidence links lead's toxic effects to criminal behavior
When crime rates drop, politicians like to give themselves pats on the back for being "tough on crime." But a new theory explaining why violence has declined across the country since the 1990s is gaining credence, and it ...
For scientists, early to press means success
A provocative new study suggests it is straightforward to predict which academics will succeed as publishing scientists.
Study: Americans choose media messages that agree with their views
A new study provides some of the strongest evidence to date that Americans prefer to read political articles that agree with the opinions they already hold.