Making money from lignin: Roadmap shows how to improve lignocellulosic biofuel biorefining
When making cellulosic ethanol from plants, one problem is what to do with a woody agricultural waste product called lignin. The old adage in the pulp industry has been that one can make anything from lignin ...
Climate change caused empire's fall, tree rings reveal
(Phys.org) —A handful of tree ring samples stored in an old cigar box have shed unexpected light on the ancient world, thanks to research by archaeologist Sturt Manning and collaborators at Cornell, Arizona, ...
Pair of noted physicists contemplate future of cosmology after detection of primordial gravitational waves
Innovative imaging technique clarifies molecular self-assembly
A unique collaboration between chemists and mathematicians at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) has led to a new imaging technique that enables the study of molecular self-assembly with an unprecedented ...
Mysterious illness killing off starfish on both US coasts
African bird steals food by imitating warning calls
The forked tailed drongo bird of Africa—quite the trickster—imitates multiple species' warning calls to scare off other animals and steal their food, a study published Thursday revealed.
Researchers find carbon reactions with basalt can form carbonate minerals faster than thought
Edible flowers may inhibit chronic diseases
A new study in the Journal of Food Science, published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), found that common edible flowers in China are rich in phenolics and have excellent antioxidant capacity.
Astronomers discover first self-lensing binary star system
Researchers create methylation maps of Neanderthals and Denisovans, compare them to modern humans
Research team develops method to strengthen elastomers
Research duo quantify global human migration numbers
Study shows some cuckoo birds may actually help their hosts
Launching a botanical journal on the verge of WWI: The politics of the AJB
One hundred years ago on the brink of WWI, American botanists changed the course of plant science with the founding of a national publication, the American Journal of Botany. The journal not only endured throug ...