Archaeological, genetic evidence expands views of domestication
Many of our ideas about domestication derive from Charles Darwin, whose ideas in turn were strongly influenced by British animal-breeding practices during the 19th century, a period when landowners vigorously ...
Study finds evidence that stock prices can be predicted within a short window of time
A new study from the University of Iowa shows evidence that stock price movements are, in fact, predictable during short windows.
A better bedbug trap made from household items for about $1 (w/ Video)
The contraption seems so simple, yet so clever, like something The Professor might have concocted on "Gilligan's Island."
Science needs to be more dangerous
Few would argue the world isn't facing enormous challenges: human population growth and the associated demand for resources, mass extinctions or – perhaps the biggest of all – global climate change.
Why growing crops for food rather than energy in the Midwest can help mitigate climate change
To examine agricultural and land use practices and their climate mitigation potential in a 14-state portion of the U.S. Midwest, PNNL scientists at the Joint Global Change Research Institute nested a high-resolution ...
Feral camel management across remote Australia – a successful outcome
Landscapes, people, industries and cultural assets, are safer and healthier as a result of a complex project to manage one of the nation's pests - feral camels.
Creativity and innovation need to talk more, study says
Creativity and innovation are not sufficiently integrated in either the business world or academic research, according to a new study by Rice University, the University of Edinburgh and Brunel University.
The interaction of climate change, fire, and forests in the US
A special section of the September issue of Forest Ecology and Management, available online now, assesses the interactions among fire, climate change, and forests for five major regions of the United States.
Students design 'nested' dumpster to slash shipping costs
(Phys.org) —Behind strip malls and fast-food restaurants, they stand solid, dependable and mostly forgotten, awaiting our refuse.
Scientist uses giant spectrometer to search for cure for cancer
A pro at navigating the labyrinthine hallways in the Chemistry Building, Scott Showalter, researcher and associate professor of chemistry in Penn State's Eberly College of Science, maneuvers from his office, ...
Rising concerns over tree pests and diseases
New research has found that the number of pests and disease outbreaks in trees and forests across the world has been increasing.
Fair bosses pay a price
Bosses who are fair make their workers happier and their companies more productive, but in the end may be burning themselves out.
Novel 'attract-and-kill' approach could help tackle Argentine ants
After being inadvertently introduced in the United States from South America, Argentine ants have successfully invaded urban, agricultural, and natural settings nationwide. In urban California, the Argentine ...
Electric vehicle consumers better off with electric range under 100 miles, study says
Until battery cost is cut down to $100 per kilowatt hour, the majority of U.S. consumers for battery electric vehicles (BEV) will be better off by choosing an electric vehicle with a range below 100 miles, according to a ...