Researchers use X-ray video of guineafowl walking through poppy seeds to create a 3-D model of how tracks get made
Study shows pre-human ancestors adapted to metabolize ethanol long before humans learned about fermentation
Leaves of ancient carnivorous plants found in Baltic amber
American mastodons made warm Arctic, subarctic temporary home 125,000 years ago
Existing age estimates of American mastodon fossils indicate that these extinct relatives of elephants lived in the Arctic and Subarctic when the area was covered by ice caps—a chronology that is at odds ...
Female termites found to clone themselves via asexual reproduction
Study shows Beijing haze linked directly to gaseous pollutants from traffic, industrial emissions
Research team advances understanding of atomically thin crystal growth
(Phys.org) —UT's College of Engineering has made recent headlines for discoveries that, while atomically small, could impact our modern world.
Time, energy and storage capacity determine the measurement accuracy of the 'cell computer'
Researchers from FOM institute AMOLF have discovered what determines the accuracy with which cells can measure chemical concentrations. They described the results of their research in two publications: on ...
Seasoned policymakers drive the fairest bargain of all
Is an experienced policymaker a more rational and a more self-interested bargainer than the average person? That is what nearly all prior research has assumed. But a new study from the University of California, San Diego ...
Ethnic diversity can deflate stock market bubbles, study finds
Stock market bubbles have led to economic catastrophes from the Great Depression through the dot-com boom of the 1990s and up to the recent housing financial crisis. Although these episodes cause widespread ...
Abandoned wells can be 'super-emitters' of greenhouse gas (Update)
Princeton University researchers have uncovered a previously unknown, and possibly substantial, source of the greenhouse gas methane to the Earth's atmosphere.
Hummingbird's hover surprisingly easy to hack
Hummingbirds' remarkable ability to hover in place is highly contingent on the tiny bird having a completely stationary visual field, according to University of British Columbia research published in the ...
Research pair learn how plague bacterium adapted to help fleas pass on disease
Different species share a 'genetic toolkit' for behavioral traits, study finds
The house mouse, stickleback fish and honey bee appear to have little in common, but at the genetic level these creatures respond in strikingly similar ways to danger, researchers report. When any of these ...