Paleontologists describe a possible dinosaur nest and young 'babysitter'
Dinosaurs are often depicted as giant, frightening beasts. But every creature is a baby once.
Middle-aged women missing passion (and sex) seek affairs, not divorce
When middle-aged women seek extra-marital affairs, they are looking for more romantic passion, which includes sex—and don't want to divorce their husbands, suggests new research to be presented at the 109th Annual Meeting ...
Fresh analysis of dinosaur skulls finds three species are one
A new analysis of dinosaur fossils by University of Pennsylvania researchers has revealed that a number of specimens of the genus Psittacosaurus—once believed to represent three different species—are all members of a s ...
First Stanford code poetry slam reveals the literary side of computer code
Leslie Wu, a doctoral student in computer science at Stanford, took an appropriately high-tech approach to presenting her poem "Say 23" at the first Stanford Code Poetry Slam.
Antineutrino detectors could aid non-proliferation
Physicists at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland and even in the fictional world of CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" look to subatomic particles called neutrinos to answer the big questions about the universe.
Some volcanoes 'scream' at ever-higher pitches until they blow their tops
It is not unusual for swarms of small earthquakes to precede a volcanic eruption. They can reach a point of such rapid succession that they create a signal called harmonic tremor that resembles sound made ...
Research finds Neandertals, not modern humans, made first specialized bone tools in Europe
One day in 2011, undergraduate student Naomi Martisius was sorting through tiny bone remnants in the University of California, Davis, paleoanthropology lab when she stumbled across a peculiar piece.
Subconscious prejudice does not influence white opinion about Obama, policies benefitting blacks
A subconscious prejudice against blacks may not have an effect on how whites feel about President Obama or policies intended to benefit blacks, a new study indicates.
'Inverse opal' structure improves thin-film solar cells
(Phys.org) —Researchers have shown how to increase the efficiency of thin-film solar cells, a technology that could bring low-cost solar energy. The approach uses 3-D "photonic crystals" to absorb more ...
Promoting a culture of collaboration in research
Great science "happens" when the right people talk to each other.
One-for-all cultures foster suicide bomber terrorism
To understand suicide bombers better – why people kill themselves and others for a cause – we need to look more closely at cultures that value a group over an individual, says new Cornell social sciences research.
A better motor for the Mars Rover
In the world of robotics, identifying actuators that are strong and compact is probably one of the most important open technological problems yet to be resolved. More often than not, the mechanical elements ...
Use digital signal processing engineering to prevent a flash crash on Wall Street, prof says
NJIT Associate Professor Ali Akansu, PhD, wants to prevent another flash crash on Wall Street. An electrical and computing engineer who is an expert in the relatively new field of adapting signal processing ...
Diversified farming practices might preserve evolutionary diversity of wildlife
As humans transform the planet to meet our needs, all sorts of wildlife continue to be pushed aside, including many species that play key roles in Earth's life-support systems. In particular, the transformation ...