Behind a marine creature's bright green fluorescent glow
Pushing closer to understanding the mechanisms behind the mysterious glow of light produced naturally by certain animals, scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have deciphered ...
Fracking study finds new gas wells leak more
In the state of Pennsylvania's gas drilling boom, newer and unconventional wells leak far more often than older and traditional ones, according to a study of state inspection reports for 41,000 wells.
Emergency appeal launched to combat rise in elephant poaching
An emergency appeal has been launched by the Rapid Response Facility (RRF) for local conservation group HAkA, in response to a significant increase in poaching of Sumatran elephants in Aceh, Indonesia.
At the methane source of plants: Plants produce greenhouse gas from the amino acid methionine
There are more natural sources of the greenhouse gas methane than previously known to science. Plants are one of these sources. A German-British team led by researchers of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry ...
What millennials want
Millennials, the generation after Generation X, born in the 1980s and 1990s, form their own demographic group, with their own unique tastes. According to a June 23rd panel at the 2014 Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) ...
Lawsuit: Extending eagle death permits illegal
A conservation group says it's suing the Obama administration over a new federal rule that allows wind-energy companies to seek approval to kill or injure eagles for 30 years.
ESA image: Space-brain networking
An advanced MRI scan of a human brain showing neural networks.
Review: Value in Amazon Prime goes beyond shipping (Update)
Spending $99 a year for an Amazon Prime membership to get free shipping hardly seems like a deal. After all, I can usually get free shipping by spending at least $35 on a single order.
Self-motivated participation in learning activities increases the well-being of adults
Non-vocational adult education drawing on a person's own motivation comes with a variety of benefits that are also reflected on the person's close friends, family and work. Studying boosts self-confidence and well-being, ...
Standing up gets groups more fired up for team work
Chairs provide great support during long meetings, but they may also be holding us back. Standing during meetings boosts the excitement around creative group processes and reduces people's tendency to defend their turf, according ...
Amazon set to launch streaming music service
US online giant Amazon is preparing to launch a streaming music service as early as this week, the New York Times reported Wednesday.
XMM-Newton reveals cosmic collision in the Bullet Group
(Phys.org) —Despite the large distances between them, galaxies rarely exist in isolation. They are mostly found in large assemblies known as groups and clusters. Groups are the smallest gatherings, containing ...
Understanding active pharmaceutical ingredients
Active pharmaceutical ingredient (API), is the term used to refer to the biologically active component of a drug product (e.g. tablet, capsule). Drug products are usually composed of several components. The ...
A rethinking of homogeneity as the baseline used to study diversity
When people work in socially homogeneous groups, they overestimate their own contributions to the group's success, according to a new study co-authored by an MIT scholar. In fact, in some cases such "self-serving ...