Team shows how female spiders play an active role in courtship
Single women aren't passive when it comes to the world of dating, and neither are female spiders, according to researchers at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pa.
Ordinary paper and pencil used to create primitive sensor
Mercury pollution danger for arctic ivory gulls
A paper in Proceedings of the Royal Society B today says that mercury levels in arctic ivory gulls have risen almost 50 fold over the last 130 years. Scientists think this increase in mercury pollutants could ...
Amazon.com introduces one-hour delivery to Baltimore, Miami
Amazon.com Inc. is expanding its one-hour delivery Prime Now service for household products to Baltimore and Miami.
Wet wipe litter blighting Britain's beaches: survey
British people have been urged to stop flushing wet wipes down the toilet after a 50 percent surge in the number found in a beach survey.
Bomb-sniffing elephants? Not so nutty, US Army says
Armed with a sharp sense of smell, dogs have a long history of detecting explosives for their human handlers. Trained rats sniff out land mines from old African wars. In Croatia, researchers have tried to ...
Charged dispute: Kraftwerk sues electric firm for name
The leader of German electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk has sued a company for dubbing its new electric smartphone charger with the same name as the band.
Global warming contrarian researcher investigated for not revealing funding sources
Gene may help reduce GM contamination
Genetically modified crops have long drawn fire from opponents worried about potential contamination of conventional crops and other plants. Now a plant gene discovered by University of Guelph scientists ...
New paper-like material could boost electric vehicle batteries
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering have developed a novel paper-like material for lithium-ion batteries. It has the potential to boost by several times ...
There's a crack forming on Rosetta's 67P: Is it breaking up?
Not all comets break up as they vent and age, but for Rosetta's comet 67P, the Rubber Duckie comet, a crack in the neck raises concerns. Some comets may just fizzle and uniformly expel their volatiles throughout ...
Automated method beats critics in picking great movies
Don't rely on the Academy Awards next month if you are seeking to know whether the movies deemed great today will survive the test of time.
Entrepreneurs succeed in transforming used PET into mineral paper
In order to cut down fewer trees and avoid wasting water, a group of young Mexicans designed a system that converts used PET bottles into mineral paper or peta paper, which is biodegradable and meets quality ...
Pharmaceuticals, personal care products could taint swimming pools
A new study suggests pharmaceuticals and chemicals from personal care products end up in swimming pools, possibly interacting with chlorine to produce disinfection byproducts with unknown properties and health ...