Researchers devise means for creating controlled coordinated swarming (w/ Video)
Role of natural aerosols in climate uncertainties underestimated
Natural aerosols, such as emissions from volcanoes or plants, may contribute more uncertainty than previously thought to estimates of how the climate might respond to greenhouse gas emissions.
Xist and calico cats: How extra genes on X chromosomes get turned off
Females carry two copies of the X chromosome which—unlike the male's gene-poor Y chromosome—are home to 1000 genes crucial to development. So how does the developing female embryo inactivate duplicate ...
Study reveals how to better master stem cells' fate
(Phys.org) —USC scientist Qi-Long Ying and a team of researchers have long been searching for biotech's version of the fountain of youth—ways to encourage embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and epiblast stem ...
Researchers discover new form of 12-sided quasicrystal
Researchers use centuries of data to map Earth's westward magnetic field drift
Evidence for a new nuclear 'magic number'
Researchers have come one step closer to understanding unstable atomic nuclei. A team of researchers from RIKEN, the University of Tokyo and other institutions in Japan and Italy has provided evidence for ...
How meningitis bacteria 'slip under the radar'
(Phys.org) —Scientists have discovered a natural temperature sensor in a type of bacteria that causes meningitis and blood poisoning. The sensor allows the bacteria to evade the body's immune response, ...
Fish fossil yields jaw-dropping data on Man's past
The ancestor of all creatures with jaws and a backbone was not a sleek, shark-like beast but a toothless, armoured fish, said a study Wednesday that rewrites Man's evolutionary history.
Team of physicists find perovskite can be used in conventional solar cell architecture
Century-old chemistry problem solved
Chemists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have found a way to apply a "foundational reaction" of organic chemistry to a stubborn class of chemicals, in a transformation that has been thought impossible ...
Separate teams develop similar method for creating non-oxidizing silver nanoparticles
Researchers at Toshiba design quantum network for secure communications
New research explores theories about aging and death in plants
(Phys.org) —According to Benjamin Franklin, "nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." But what if Franklin had it wrong—at least about death? University of Georgia ecologist Richard P. Shefferson explored ...