Earth's most prominent rainfall feature creeping northward
The rain band near the equator that determines the supply of freshwater to nearly a billion people throughout the tropics and subtropics has been creeping north for more than 300 years, probably because of ...
Rogue wave recreated in laboratory tank
Cutting Bergmann's Rule down to size
(Phys.org)—Matan Shelomi, a doctoral candidate in entomology at the University of California, Davis, is cutting Bergmann's Rule down to size.
Astrophysicist suggests planetary misalignment due to multiple star impact
The landing-site specialist
(PhysOrg.com) -- Gale crater has been sitting just below the equator of Mars, minding its own business, for at least three and half billion years. But in August 2012, a capsule is going to come screaming out ...
USA's ancient hurricane belt and the US-Canada equator
The recent storms that have battered settlements on the east coast of America may have been much more frequent in the region 450 million years ago, according to scientists.
Insightful mathematics for an optimal run: Mathematical equations can help improve athletic performance
Sure, we can become better runners by hydrating well, eating right, cross training, and practice. But getting to an optimal running strategy with equations? That's exactly what a pair of mathematicians from France propose ...
American mathematicians Nash, Nirenberg win Abel math prize
American mathematicians John F. Nash Jr. and Louis Nirenberg have won this year's Abel Prize in mathematics.
Predicting random violence by mathematics
Malware infecting hard disk firmware remained hidden for 15 years – but who's responsible?
It sometimes seems that whenever security researchers discover some new exploit or malware that allows the monitoring of remote computers, the finger is quickly pointed at the US intelligence agencies.
Size matters for fish in a changing climate
A changing climate could have a drastic impact on fish populations in the tropics, but according to new research it's likely to boost stocks in some cooler waters.
From smart grids to flying robots, engineer finds many applications for theory
The future of electricity involves a "smart" grid, in which the energy distribution system is fully computerized, with sensors and wireless devices monitoring remote parts of the system and communicating ...
Indian Ocean cocktail party leaves trail of party hats behind
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists have unexpectedly found traces of the supercontinent Gondwana in the Indian Ocean - in the process solving a mystery behind a large group of ocean 'mountains' known as seamounts, ...
Quarks 'swing' to the tones of random numbers
At the Large Hadron Collider at CERN protons crash into each other at incredibly high energies in order to 'smash' the protons and to study the elementary particles of nature - including quarks. Quarks are ...