Large mammals were the architects in prehistoric ecosystems
Elephants, rhinoceroses and aurochs once roamed around freely in the forests of Europe, while hippopotamuses lived in rivers such as the Thames and the Rhine. New research shows how we can use knowledge about ...
Normal wear could explain differences in hominin jaw shapes
Study suggests costs of building flood protection from global warming far less than flood repair
Researchers suggest controversial approach to forecasting El Nino
Study shows airborne black carbon soot much worse than thought in China and India
Americans with and without children at home report similar life satisfaction but more positive and negative emotions
Americans aged 34 to 46 with children at home rate their life satisfaction at higher levels than those without children at home, according to a report by Princeton University and Stony Brook University published in the Proceedings of ...
Research shows copepods use pheromones to find mates
Physicists find a compound to more efficiently convert waste heat to electrical power
Physicists at the University of Houston's physics department and the Texas Center for Superconductivity are working on an innovation that could boost vehicle mileage by 5 percent and power plant and industrial processing ...
New insights solve 300-year-old problem: The dynamics of the Earth's core
Scientists at the University of Leeds have solved a 300-year-old riddle about which direction the centre of the earth spins.
By blocking key signal, researchers maintain embryonic stem cells in vital, undifferentiated state
In a paper published in this week's Online Early Edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine identify a key gene receptor and si ...
Paleoanthropologists use models to show humans may have left Africa earlier than thought
Lawn care practices across the nation vary more than expected
How people care for urban, suburban and rural lawns – the nation's second biggest crop behind corn – is less consistent than believed, according to scientists with the U.S. Forest Service, Clark University, ...
Study of zebrafish skin patterns shows cells chasing other cells around (w/ video)
Water in stratosphere plays key role in Earth's climate
Water vapor changes in the stratosphere contribute to warmer temperatures and likely play an important role in the evolution of Earth's climate, says a research team led by a Texas A&M University professor.