Researchers outline recommendations to improve scientific decision-making
The public dialogue surrounding whether to vaccinate children is one example of how poor communication of science can cause confusion and worsen people's health and lives. Many other issues – from climate change to nuclear ...
Researchers use math and observation to show neural networks in crustaceans have evolved to offer optimized swimming
Researchers suggest reforestation around urban areas to reduce ozone levels
Scientists map protein in living bacterial cells
(Phys.org) —Scientists have for the first time mapped the atomic structure of a protein within a living cell. The technique, which peered into cells with an X-ray laser, could allow scientists to explore ...
Researchers devise several ways to orient nonmagnetic objects in 3D space using magnetic levitation
Utah's Great Gallery rock art younger than expected, say scientists
(Phys.org) —Ancient Barrier Canyon-style paintings crafted on sunset-washed rock faces of the Great Gallery, located in Horseshoe Canyon in southern Utah's Canyonlands National Park, are younger than expected, ...
Researchers inspired by marine life to design camouflage systems (w/ Video)
It could be a fun party trick – put your cell phone down on a table and watch it fade into the woodwork – or part of a lifesaving technology used by industry or the military.
Archaeobotanists probe ancient grains to map drought stress, human responses in Ancient Near Eastern societies
The influence of climate on agriculture is believed to be a key factor in the rise and fall of societies in the Ancient Near East. Dr. Simone Riehl of Tübingen University's Institute for Archaeological Science ...
Physicist develops stochastic model to describe interbeat variation patterns between musicians
Researchers achieve chemical identification of powders from a distance using random Raman lasing
Space scientist sums up where we're at in the search for life on other planets
Research charts the ecological impact of microbial respiration in the oxygen-starved ocean
A sulfur-oxidizing bacterial group called SUP05 will play an increasingly important role in carbon and nutrient cycling in the world's oceans as oxygen minimum zones expand, according to research published this week in the ...
Researchers find greenhouse gas emissions from shale gas similar to that for conventional natural gas
Culture influences strategy in online coordination game
People strategize better with those from their own culture and they are poor at predicting the behaviour of those from different cultures, suggests a new study published in Proceedings of the National Ac ...