NASA scientist creates expanded list of habitability possibilities for other worlds
Pottery shards offer evidence of pulque production in prehispanic Mesoamerica
Researchers find aldehydes in ices meant to simulate interstellar molecular clouds
Remotely operated vehicle finds heterotrophs abundant in deepest part of the ocean
From chaos to order: How ants optimize food search
Ants are capable of complex problem-solving strategies that could be widely applied as optimization techniques. An individual ant searching for food walks in random ways, biologists found. Yet the collective ...
Researchers offer 'proof' that oxygen is the only light element in the Earth's core
Relaxation helps pack DNA into a virus
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have found that DNA packs more easily into the tight confines of a virus when given a chance to relax, they report in a pair of papers to be published ...
Climatic history study suggests pre-Columbian Mesoamerican society's demise was more complex than just weather
Team builds nonflammable lithium ion battery
In studying a material that prevents marine life from sticking to the bottom of ships, researchers led by chemist Joseph DeSimone at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have identified a surprising replacement ...