US Army seeks 'Iron Man' armor for commandos
US Army researchers are working on building hi-tech body armor that would give soldiers "superhuman strength" in a real-life version of the suit featured in "Iron Man" films.
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.
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.
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 ...
Australia's wilderness 'risks being loved to death'
With 28 million visitors camping, tramping, biking, 4W driving, riding and picnicking in them every year, Australia's iconic nature areas are at risk of being loved to death.
In battle against flies, don't toss old bulbs
Restaurants and supermarkets could save millions of dollars by hanging on to bug zapper bulbs instead of tossing them every year as they normally do, a new University of Florida study has found.