Authors Guild appeals ruling in Google Books case
The Authors Guild is appealing a US judge's decision in a long-running case that cleared legal obstacles for Google's massive book-scanning project, court documents showed Monday.
How effective are renewable energy subsidies? Maybe not effective as originally thoughts, finds news study
(Phys.org) —Renewable energy subsidies have been a politically popular program over the past decade. These subsidies have led to explosive growth in wind power installations across the United States, especially ...
Carbon cleanup would save millions of lives, study finds
Reducing fossil-fuel emissions to safer levels would save millions of lives annually by the end of the century, a study said on Sunday.
Scientists put cancer-fighting power back into frozen broccoli
There was bad news, then good news from University of Illinois broccoli researchers this month. In the first study, they learned that frozen broccoli lacks the ability to form sulforaphane, the cancer-fighting ...
Snooping on neighbours gives animals the upper paw
(Phys.org) —Animals that have developed the ability to eavesdrop on their neighbours may have the edge when it comes to finding food and expanding their habitat, a new study by researchers at The University ...
California scientist still reinventing the wheel at 94
At 94, Dick Post is the oldest scientist Lawrence Livermore Laboratory has ever had. And he may be the most fascinating.
Alien invaders get a bad press
A new study, published in Acta Oecologia, says many of the most damning claims about invaders are not backed up with hard evidence. This might be skewing priorities when it comes to dealing with them.
Large-scale edible insect farming needed to ensure global food security
The large-scale production of edible insects is unavoidable in order to continue feeding the ever-increasing global population and providing them with enough animal protein. Insect farming can be compared ...
Fruit flies fed organic diets are healthier than flies fed nonorganic diets, study finds
(Phys.org) —A new study looking at the potential health benefits of organic versus non-organic food found that fruit flies fed an organic diet recorded better health outcomes than flies fed a nonorganic diet.
Scientists calculate the carbon footprint of grid-scale battery technologies
(Phys.org) —Americans take electrical power for granted whenever they flip on a light switch. But the growing use of solar and wind power in the United States makes the on-demand delivery of electricity ...
Reasons for becoming self-employed in later life vary by gender, culture
Self-employment can allow older workers to stay in the labor market longer and earn additional income, yet little research has addressed if reasons for self-employment vary across gender and culture. Now, University of Missouri ...
New analysis finds hempseed oil packed with health-promoting compounds
Long stigmatized because of its "high"-inducing cousins, hemp—derived from low-hallucinogenic varieties of cannabis—is making a comeback, not just as a source of fiber for textiles, but also as a crop ...
Why science can't really tell us whether pets are good for health
Links between human health and pet ownership are of widespread community interest but there's little clarity about the issue in scientific circles.
'Tearless' onions could help in the fight against cardiovascular disease, weight gain
Onions, a key ingredient in recipes around the globe, come in a tearless version that scientists are now reporting could pack health benefits like its close relative, garlic, which is renowned for protecting ...