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 ...
Researchers measure accuracy of forecasts in strategic intelligence
Research challenges fundamental precept of organic chemistry
A family of millions of known chemical compounds called "aromatics" or "arenes" and their products, including a great number of medicines, plastics and synthetic fibers, are characterized by their regular arrangement of ring ...
Researchers uncover evidence of people predating Amazonian rainforest
Ancient tooth offers clues to how and when monkeys left Africa
(Phys.org) —The monkey roadmap out of Africa has a new timetable and route, thanks to a tiny tooth plucked from the Arabian desert.
Researchers find putting birds of different life-spans together can promote emergence of dangerous influenza strains
Historians become scientists to reveal the real reason for a decline in violent crime
(Phys.org) —A scientific analysis of 20 million words recorded during 150 years of criminal trials at London's Old Bailey reveals how changes in culture rather than law helped to reduce violent crime, according ...
Tracking potato famine pathogen to its home may aid $6 billion global fight
The cause of potato late blight and the Great Irish Famine of the 1840s has been tracked to a pretty, alpine valley in central Mexico, which is ringed by mountains and now known to be the ancestral home of ...
With climate changing, Southern plants do better than Northern locals
Can plants and animals evolve to keep pace with climate change? A study published May 19 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that for at least one widely-studied plant, the Eu ...
Study indicates Spanish conquest of Peru may have resulted in changes to coastal shoreline
Conflict with communities a big cost to business, researchers find
(Phys.org) —Researchers at The University of Queensland (UQ), the Harvard Kennedy School, and Clark University have uncovered that conflict with communities is costing mining companies billions of dollars.