Study shows one reason why pigeons so rarely crash
Water in smog may reveal pollution sources
The chemical signature of water vapor emitted by combustion sources such as vehicles and furnaces has been found in the smoggy winter inversions that often choke Salt Lake City. The discovery may give researchers ...
Climatic history study suggests pre-Columbian Mesoamerican society's demise was more complex than just weather
Intensive agriculture may have exacerbated drought in ancient Maya city
Subway riders' smartphones could carry tracking malware
Concepts emerge for a vertical city in the desert
Researcher investigates "creepiness factor" in online targeted ads
A recent study suggests online advertisements that target users based on their web browsing habits and other personal information have a negative impact on the person's intent to purchase the product. But ...
Vertical farming will produce edible greens in Newark
Advanced modeling software explores whether Augustus Caesar really transformed Rome
With degrees in Etruscology and Roman architectural history, Diane Favro has traveled to every corner of the Roman Empire, from Algeria to Germany to Lebanon, and written several books on the subject matter ...
Broken windows thesis springs a leak
The broken windows theory posits that minor misdemeanors, like littering or graffiti spraying, stimulate more serious anti-social behavior. LMU sociologists now argue that the idea is flawed and does not ...
Ancient and modern cities aren't so different
Despite notable differences in appearance and governance, ancient human settlements function in much the same way as modern cities, according to new findings by researchers at the Santa Fe Institute and the ...
Researchers produce first map of New York City subway system microbes
The microbes that call the New York City subway system home are mostly harmless, but include samples of disease-causing bacteria that are resistant to drugs—and even DNA fragments associated with anthrax ...
Study suggests reducing energy demand in the future may be centered on developing cities
Microsoft's Skype moves toward auto-translation
Microsoft announced Monday a new step toward real-time translation, launching a Spanish-English test program using its Skype messaging service.