Researchers find that clasper development in male skates is controlled by hormonal regulation of the Shh pathway
Ecologist trio calls for efforts to mitigate human impact on flying animals
Nations miss climate fund deadline
Nations missed a self-imposed deadline to firm up pledges worth $4.7 billion (4.2 billion euros) to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) by Thursday, mustering arrangements for less than $4 billion, the fund said.
Geological foundations for smart cities: Comparing early Rome and Naples
Boulder, Colorado, USA: Geological knowledge is essential for the sustainable development of a "smart city"—one that harmonizes with the geology of its territory. Making a city "smarter" means improving ...
Researchers create tool for monitoring brands on Twitter
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid has developed a monitoring tool with which brands can test the effects of their strategies on social networks. This program can control millions of 'tweets' and reveal the ...
Focus on respectful, human-centered research practices in global development
When a student now at the Tufts University Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy traveled a few years ago to rural India on a research trip to interview farmers, she brought some serious baggage with her: ...
Microsoft opens Windows 10 to Apple, Android apps
Microsoft hopes to get more people using the next version of its Windows software on all kinds of devices by giving them access to many of the same apps they're already using on Apple or Android phones.
Microsoft Build 2015 is an opportunity to woo developers
Microsoft this week makes its pitch to a constituency that will go a long way toward determining the fate of the upcoming version of its flagship Windows software: developers.
Growing interest in geotourism
According to the Geological Survey of Sweden, (SGU), there is growing interest among the country's municipalities, organisations and other local initiatives in running geotourism and geoparks. Among those ...
Unexplained gap in global emissions of potent greenhouse gases resolved
Reported emissions of a group of potent greenhouse gases from developed countries are shown to be largely accurate, but for the wrong reasons, according to new findings from an international team, led by ...
Startup marries digital, physical worlds
A startup business that wants to link the realm of physical objects to the digital world of the Internet is basing its future on low-cost, highly engineered, one-of-a-kind plastic stamps.
Budget cuts are harder if people know the benefits of research
An old academic joke you start to hear around federal budget time goes something like this: "Researchers could strike but no one would care, because no one would know we've gone until 10 or 15 years later."
Climate change a 'fundamental threat' to development: World Bank
Global governments must dig deep to combat climate change, the World Bank chief said Thursday, describing it as a "fundamental threat" to development.
Preventing deformed limbs: New link found between physical forces and limb development
University of Toronto engineers and a pediatric surgeon have joined forces to discover that physical forces like pressure and tension affect the development of limbs in embryos—research that could someday ...