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The journey to discovering species

Did you know the world's smallest goannas, the Dampier Peninsula goannas (Varanus sparnus), are about 5,000 times lighter than their larger relatives, the Komodo dragons? The recent announcement of the discovery ...

dateFeb 12, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Grain market mystery solved

Something extraordinary happened in the futures grain market beginning in 2005. The cash price and futures price, which normally converge by the time a grain contract matures, weren't coming together. Instead, they were moving ...

dateJan 06, 2015 in Economics & Business
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Innate behavior determines how we steer our car

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have solved a 70 year old mystery in traffic research: an until now inexplicable jerkiness when we steer a vehicle. The discovery may lead to safety systems ...

dateJan 02, 2015 in Engineering
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Quantum physics just got less complicated

Here's a nice surprise: quantum physics is less complicated than we thought. An international team of researchers has proved that two peculiar features of the quantum world previously considered distinct ...

dateDec 19, 2014 in Quantum Physics
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