Science is in a reproducibility crisis: How do we resolve it?
Over the past few years, there has been a growing awareness that many experimentally established "facts" don't seem to hold up to repeated investigation.
Simulation capability illuminates geothermal energy potential
An Idaho FALCON is offering insight into underground happenings worldwide.
Nanopores light up for reading out DNA
Nanopores are ideally suited for threading DNA molecules through them, enabling the genetic code to be read out. Researchers from TU Delft want to make this technology even more powerful by equipping the ...
iPhone transforms security with fingerprint reader
With the swipe of a finger, Apple could jumpstart a new era of smartphone security and strip away fear of tending to banking or other business on mobile devices.
Grocery stores add tech features to stay competitive
Like many grocery shoppers, Michele Ricketts dreads long checkout lines. But lately, she's been breezing by the cash register at her neighborhood Ralphs even with the usual crowds at the store.
Detecting program-tampering in the cloud
For small and midsize organizations, the outsourcing of demanding computational tasks to the cloud—huge banks of computers accessible over the Internet—can be much more cost-effective than buying their ...
New study points finger at climate in mammoth's demise
A wide-ranging probe into woolly mammoths has added to evidence that the towering tusker was wiped out by climate change, scientists said on Wednesday.
Piloting ribosomes past proline pairs
Certain proteins are known to require Translation Factor EF-P for their synthesis, and a new study enlarges the size of the set. As some of its members are involved in bacterial pathogenicity, the results ...
Researchers develop model of 'near-optimal' genetic code
Researchers have created a model that may explain the complexities of the origins of life. Their work, which appears in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface, offers new insights into how RNA signaling likely develo ...
Study offers insight into the origin of the genetic code
An analysis of enzymes that load amino acids onto transfer RNAs—an operation at the heart of protein translation—offers new insights into the evolutionary origins of the modern genetic code, researchers ...
Scientists discover that chromosomal rearrangements can be advantageous
In a pioneer study published in the latest issue of the scientific journal Nature Communications, a research team at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC; Portugal), led by Miguel Godinho Ferreira in col ...
Rising deforestation sparks concern in Brazil Amazon
Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon is on the rise sharply, sparking alarm over the future of the world's biggest rainforest.
Two updated guides provide latest NIST recommendations for system patches, malware avoidance
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has updated two of its series of computer security guides to help computer system managers protect their systems from hackers and malware. Vulnerabilities in software ...
How the bat beats the lifespan rule
From the elephant to the mayfly, biologists say there is a general rule about longevity: the bigger the animal, the longer it lives.