Expanding the code of life with new 'letters'
The DNA encoding all life on Earth is made of four building blocks called nucleotides, commonly known as "letters," that line up in pairs and twist into a double helix. Now, two groups of scientists are reporting ...
Tech blog spinoff Re/code is acquired by online media chain
Tech news blog Re/code said Tuesday it's been acquired by online publishing company Vox Media, just 18 months after spinning off from its former parent, The Wall Street Journal.
Supernovas help 'clean' galaxies
Supernovas just might be the maid service of the universe.
How racial stereotypes impact the way we communicate
Racial stereotypes and expectations can impact the way we communicate and understand others, according to UBC research.
Researchers develop method of fabricating perovskite solar cells that is more efficient, costs less
Professor seeks retraction of Science article he co-authored
Citing irregularities on the part of his colleague, a prominent Columbia University professor has asked Science magazine to retract a study he co-authored last year about the ability of openly gay canvassers to shift voters' views toward support for same-sex marriage. ...
Do CEOs deserve all the attention they get? New research provides answers
Media interest in CEOs has soared to stratospheric heights in recent years, with the likes of Jeff Bezos and Steve Jobs becoming household names. But do corporate top dogs deserve all that attention? New ...
The size of domestic animals has increased over time
The paper on Zooarchaeology 'Livestock management in Spain from Roman to post-medieval times: a biometrical analysis of cattle, sheep/goat and pig' by the researcher of the Department of Geography, Prehistory ...
Netflix stock lifts on China rumors
Netflix shares surged Friday after news reports that the streaming television giant was in talks to begin operations in China.
Researchers demonstrate method that reduces friction between two surfaces to almost zero at macroscopic scale
Scientists discover the fluffiest galaxies
An international team of researchers led by Pieter van Dokkum at Yale University have used the W. M. Keck Observatory to confirm the existence of the most diffuse class of galaxies known in the universe. ...
Germination can make buckwheat more nutritious
With the increasing demand for food with health benefits, high nutritional value food materials are attracting more attention from both consumers and food manufacturers.
Water was plentiful in the early universe
Astronomers have long held that water—two hydrogen atoms and an oxygen atom—was a relative latecomer to the universe. They believed that any element heavier than helium had to have been formed in the ...
How used coffee grounds could make some food more healthful
Coffee has gone from dietary foe to friend in recent years, partly due to the revelation that it's rich in antioxidants. Now even spent coffee-grounds are gaining attention for being chock-full of these compounds, which have ...