Biologist discovers mammal with salamander-like regenerative abilities
(Phys.org)—A small African mammal with an unusual ability to regrow damaged tissues could inspire new research in regenerative medicine, a University of Florida study finds.
Salt marsh carbon may play role in slowing climate warming
A warming climate and rising seas will enable salt marshes to more rapidly capture and remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, possibly playing a role in slowing the rate of climate change, according to a new study led ...
Sumatra quake was part of crustal plate breakup: Study shows huge jolt measured 8.7, ripped at least 4 faults
Seismologists have known for years that the Indo-Australian plate of Earth's crust is slowly breaking apart, but they saw it in action last April when at least four faults broke in a magnitude-8.7 earthquake ...
Flu antibody's 'one-handed grab' may boost effort toward universal vaccine
Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute and Sea Lane Biotechnologies have solved the co-crystal structure of a human antibody that can neutralize influenza viruses in a unique way. The antibody recognizes ...
No more bubbles when boiling water
(Phys.org)—The research, which is the first of its kind, has identified a specially engineered steel surface that allows liquids to boil without bubbling.
The evolution of the mustards' spice
The tangy taste a mustard plant develops to discourage insect predators can be the difference between life and death for the plants. A new study has used this trait and its regional variations to conquer the difficult task ...
New technique could mean super thin, strong graphene-based circuits
(Phys.org)—Integrated circuits, which are in everything from coffeemakers to computers and are patterned from perfectly crystalline silicon, are quite thin—but Cornell researchers think they can push ...
Ferroelectric materials could bring down cost of cloud computing and electronic devices
A new class of organic materials developed at Northwestern University boasts a very attractive but elusive property: ferroelectricity. The crystalline materials also have a great memory, which could be very ...
Commercial natural gas was likely major factor in late-20th century stabilization
Increased capture of natural gas from oil fields probably accounts for up to 70 percent of the dramatic leveling off seen in atmospheric methane at the end of the 20th century, according to new UC Irvine research being published ...
Researchers discover how fruit flies learn to bypass already mated females
Warming causes more extreme shifts of the Southern Hemisphere's largest rain band
(Phys.org) -- South Pacific countries will experience more extreme floods and droughts, in response to increasing greenhouse gas emissions, according to a paper out today in the journal Nature.
Biologists take journalists to task for sensationalizing animal sexual behavior headlines
Early human ancestors had more variable diet: Dietary preferences of 3 groups of hominins reconstructed
An international team of researchers will be publishing their latest research on what our early ancestors ate online in the journal Nature today.
Hibernation altered by climate change takes a toll on Rocky Mountain animal species
Climate change is causing a late wake-up call from hibernation for a species of Rocky Mountain ground squirrel and the effect is deadly.