Rock weathering may have led to 'Snowball Earth'
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 ...
Study shows increased summer melting not increasing annual movement of Greenland ice sheet
Where did the Deepwater Horizon oil go? To Davy Jones' Locker at the bottom of the sea
Where's the remaining oil from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico? The location of 2 million barrels of oil thought to be trapped in the deep ocean has remained a mystery. Until now.
First phononic crystal that can be altered in real time
Using an acoustic metadevice that can influence the acoustic space and can control any of the ways in which waves travel, engineers have demonstrated, for the first time, that it is possible to dynamically ...
Mystery of bottle gourd migration to Americas solved
Study shows airborne black carbon soot much worse than thought in China and India
Urination duration: Study finds most mammals need about 21 seconds
Headed to the bathroom? If you think you might have to "pee like a race horse," join the club - so does everyone else. Scientists who watched dozens of different mammals from rats to elephants relieve themselves ...
Could future spaceships be built with artificial 'bone'?
How do you make a light, low-density material without compromising its strength? It's a conundrum that has plagued engineers and builders looking for tough, durable materials that don't weigh them down.
Scientists discover satellites captured Chelyabinsk meteor debris trail
Study shows pre-human ancestors adapted to metabolize ethanol long before humans learned about fermentation
Cat domestication traced to Chinese farmers 5,300 years ago
Five-thousand years before it was immortalized in a British nursery rhyme, the cat that caught the rat that ate the malt was doing just fine living alongside farmers in the ancient Chinese village of Quanhucun, ...
As CO2 acidifies the oceans, scientists develop a new way to measure its effect on marine ecosystems
Following a 5,000 km long ocean survey, research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences presents a new way to measure how the acidification of water is affecting marine ecosystems over a ...