Political extremists may be less susceptible to common cognitive bias
People who occupy the extreme ends of the political spectrum, whether liberal or conservative, may be less influenced by outside information on a simple estimation task than political moderates, according ...
Going places: Microtubule-mediated transport of inhibitory signals critical in stabilizing cell migration polarity
Warming leads to more run-ins with polar bears
Word spread quickly: a polar bear, then two, were spotted near this remote Inuit village on the shores of Hudson Bay, about 1,800 kilometers (1,120 miles) north of Montreal.
The science and engineering behind Amsterdam's "Rainbow Station"
If you're passing through the Amsterdam Central train station you may be pleasantly surprised to see a vibrant rainbow projected on the large arch that spans over its platforms. It's the "Rainbow Station" ...
Researchers engineer improvements of technology used in digital memory
The improvements in random access memory that have driven many advances of the digital age owe much to the innovative application of physics and chemistry at the atomic scale.
Broadband and ultrathin polarization manipulators developed
A research team in South Korea has developed a technology that can manipulate a polarized light in broadband operation with the use of a metamaterial.
Arctic conditions may become critical for polar bears by end of 21st century
Shifts in the timing and duration of ice cover, especially the possible lengthening of ice-free periods, may impact polar bears under projected warming before the end of the 21st century, according to a study ...
Agency proposes critical habitat for ringed seals
A federal agency has proposed about 350,000 square miles of ocean off Alaska's north and west coasts as critical habitat for the seal that's the main prey of polar bears.
Polar Code too weak to properly protect polar environments from increased shipping activity
Responding to today's adoption by the International Maritime Organisation of the long-awaited Polar Code, aimed at regulating shipping in Polar Regions, a coalition of environmental groups criticised the measures for not ...