Gene may help reduce GM contamination
Genetically modified crops have long drawn fire from opponents worried about potential contamination of conventional crops and other plants. Now a plant gene discovered by University of Guelph scientists ...
There's a crack forming on Rosetta's 67P: Is it breaking up?
Not all comets break up as they vent and age, but for Rosetta's comet 67P, the Rubber Duckie comet, a crack in the neck raises concerns. Some comets may just fizzle and uniformly expel their volatiles throughout ...
Pharmaceuticals, personal care products could taint swimming pools
A new study suggests pharmaceuticals and chemicals from personal care products end up in swimming pools, possibly interacting with chlorine to produce disinfection byproducts with unknown properties and health ...
Review finds environmental impact and toxicity of biocides used in fracking still largely unknown
A Colorado State University-led research team has completed the most comprehensive review to date of the environmental fate and toxicity of the biocides most commonly used in hydraulic fracturing fluids.
The dark side of research – when chasing prestige becomes the prize
I love my job. I'm trying to understand how plants build themselves out of thin air. It's exciting, it's creative, it's beautiful and on top of all that it's important and useful. I like working with other ...
See it, touch it, feel it: Team develops invisible 3-D haptic shape (w/ Video)
Technology has changed rapidly over the last few years with touch feedback, known as haptics, being used in entertainment, rehabilitation and even surgical training. New research, using ultrasound, has developed ...
Study shows more than half of peer-reviewed research articles published during 2007-2012 are now open access
Retracted papers needlessly stigmatize and jeopardize solid research in related fields, study finds
It is one of the highest-profile cases of scientific fraud in memory: In 2005, South Korean researcher Woo-Suk Hwang and colleagues made international news by claiming that they had produced embryonic stem cells from a cloned ...
How to tell what a donkey is thinking
Yawning, sighing and stretching are just three behaviours observed in donkeys that have been evaluated in newly published research led by academics from the University of Bristol's School of Veterinary Sciences ...
New algorithm gives credit where credit is due
It makes sense that the credit for science papers with multiple authors should go to the authors who perform the bulk of the research, yet that's not always the case.
Personal, public costs of scientific misconduct calculated
Much has been assumed about the private and public damage of scientific misconduct. Yet few have tried to measure the costs to perpetrators and to society.
Publish don't perish thanks to new iPhone app
A new app developed at the University of Otago is already helping researchers in over 20 countries connect more effectively with journals that could publish their research.
Japanese scientist in research scandal found dead (Update)
A senior Japanese scientist embroiled in a stem-cell research scandal has apparently committed suicide, police said Tuesday.
Gorgeous warp ship design delights the internet
"Let me take you on a little trip … we're gonna travel faster than light," the Kinks sang 42 years ago. Well, maybe this was the warp ship they were dreaming of.