Study suggests black hole jets get their power from spin
Researchers use new method to calculate interstellar cloud core age
The origins of multicellular life
The biological world around us is dominated by multicellular plants and animals. All of these intricate forms have evolved from far simpler, single celled ancestors.
First amphibious ichthyosaur discovered, filling evolutionary gap
The first fossil of an amphibious ichthyosaur has been discovered in China by a team led by researchers at the University of California, Davis. The discovery is the first to link the dolphin-like ichthyosaur ...
Corporate interest is a problem for research into open-access publishing
The open-access movement, which aims to provide researchers and the public with free access to academic work, has been growing. But most academic research remains behind expensive paywalls, which decreases ...
Designer viruses could be the new antibiotics
Bacterial infections remain a major threat to human and animal health. Worse still, the catalogue of useful antibiotics is shrinking as pathogens build up resistance to these drugs. There are few promising ...
Improvements to scanning transmission electron microscope now allows vibrational spectroscopy
Asian cave paintings challenge Europe as cradle of art
Ancient cave drawings in Indonesia are as old as famous prehistoric art in Europe, according to a new study that shows human ancestors were drawing all over the world 40,000 years ago.
Cattle code cracked in detail
By creating a global database an international consortium of scientists has increased the detailed knowledge of the variation in the cattle genome by several orders of magnitude. The first generation of the ...
Chemists warn scientific community of research dollars and time being wasted on PAINS
Study shows human impact on biodiversity on islands based on amount of trade
Computer simulations suggest aridification of Sahara occurred longer ago than thought
Tigers, pandas and people a recipe for conservation insight
The first big revelation in conservation sciences was that studying the people on the scene as well as nature conservation was crucial. Now, as this science matures, researchers are showing that it's useful ...