NASA scientist creates expanded list of habitability possibilities for other worlds
Ice cores store atmospheric bubbles from a million years ago
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 ...
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
Sea sponge anchors are natural models of strength
Life may seem precarious for the sea sponge known as Venus' flower basket. Tiny, hair-like appendages made essentially of glass are all that hold the creatures to their seafloor homes. But fear not for these ...
Irradiating formamide with meteorite dust can lead to synthesis of prebiotic compounds
Study suggests social identification can mitigate danger felt by people in dense crowds
Simulations suggests cutting rainforests in mid and high latitudes can impact rainfall in northern hemisphere
Research group suggests modern extinction rate may be higher than thought
Taste test: Could sense of taste affect length of life?
Perhaps one of the keys to good health isn't just what you eat but how you taste it. Taste buds – yes, the same ones you may blame for that sweet tooth or French fry craving – may in fact have a powerful ...