Eco-friendly treatment for blue jeans offers alternative to controversial 'sandblasting'
Blue denim jeans are one of the most popular and iconic fashion items in the world; now a study published in Biotechnology Journal reveals a cheaper, more efficient and eco-friendly method for treating dyed denim. The pr ...
The evolution of ethanol: Promising new research goes beyond corn
Fueling up your car with ethanol produced from blue-green algae may sound far-fetched. But Bill Gibbons, a professor and researcher in SDSUs Department of Biology and Microbiology, says it is close to reality ...
Researchers solve color mystery of blue-feathered penguins
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers from The University of Akron and their colleagues have made an out-of-the-blue discovery.
Winter blues affect many
Q&A with Dr. Jeffrey Meyer of psychiatry and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.
Searching for the ultimate blue cheese
Its the champagne of the cheese world and the gastronomic pride of the East Midlands but now blue cheeses like Stilton are literally under the microscope in a quest for the best possible quality.
Researchers find virus plaguing soft crabs
Not long after Lee Carrion and her partner launched Coveside Crabs in Dundalk, Md., five years ago, they realized their seafood business had a serious problem.
Blue crab research may help Chesapeake Bay watermen improve soft shell harvest
A research effort designed to prevent the introduction of viruses to blue crabs in a research hatchery could end up helping Chesapeake Bay watermen improve their bottom line by reducing the number of soft shell crabs perishing ...
UF researchers track ocean-crossing migration of blue shark
(PhysOrg.com) -- Blue sharks are strong enough to cross the Southern Atlantic Ocean but need human protection at their destinations and points of departure, a University of Florida collaborative international tagging project ...
Gerbils also get the winter blues
December 21 -- the date of the winter solstice -- marks the shortest day of the year. Many people may find themselves wanting to spend more time on the couch and less time with friends -- one of the effects ...
Platinum and blue light combine to combat cancer
When it comes to health care blue lights, are usually most useful on the top of ambulances but now new research led by the University of Warwick has found a way to use blue light to activate what could be ...
Blue whale-sized mouthfuls make foraging super efficient
How much can a blue whale eat in a single mouthful and how much energy do they burn while foraging? These are the questions that Bob Shadwick from the University of British Columbia, Canada, and his colleagues ...
Sunburnt whales: Rising UV radiation could be damaging whales' skin
Whales exhibit skin damage consistent with acute sunburn in humans, and it seems to be getting worse over time, reveals research published this week in Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
New technique shows 50-year history of toxic algae in Lake Wingra
(PhysOrg.com) -- As public health officials worry about rising concentrations of cyanobacteria - often called blue-green algae - in lakes, scientists are concerned that a warming climate will stimulate the growth of cyanobacteria.
Jump in whale deaths blamed on krill, ship traffic
(AP) -- An increase in the population of a tiny crustacean and busy shipping lanes are being blamed for a jump in the number of whale deaths in Northern California waters this year.