Possible discovery in 2015 of a new particle in physics
The world's largest atom-smasher could help physicists understand mysterious dark matter in the universe, and later this year it may offer a discovery even more fascinating than the Higgs-Boson, researchers ...
Researchers put mouse gene in cattle to make them less susceptible to TB
Scientists map unprecedented urbanization in East-Southeast Asia
Researchers have, for the first time, mapped the rapid urban expansion that has occurred across the whole of East-Southeast Asia in the last decade.
Researchers discover 'milk' protein that enables survival of the species
Australian researchers have discovered the protein MCL-1 is critical for keeping milk-producing cells alive and sustaining milk production in the breast. Without milk production, offspring cannot survive, ...
Causes of Great Lakes smelt population decline are complex
The reasons for the dwindling population of smelt prey fish in the Great Lakes to near historic lows are more complicated than previously believed, new research from Purdue University and collaborators suggests.
Volvo says self-driving cars will react 'faster than most humans'
Swedish carmaker Volvo Cars announced Thursday that it had completed designs for self-driving cars which it plans to put on the road in two years.
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 ...
Most scientists think they should be active in public debates
The vast majority of scientists—87 percent—think they should play an active role in debates on public policy, according to a poll of US scientists released Sunday.
Iconic graph at center of climate debate
The "Hockey Stick" graph, a simple plot representing temperature over time, led to the center of the larger debate on climate change, and skewed the trajectory of at least one researcher, according to Michael ...
Researchers use isotopic analysis to explore ancient Peruvian life
Mummies excavated nearly a century ago are yielding new information about past lifeways through work conducted in Arizona State University's Archaeological Chemistry Laboratory.
Stopping at red lights exposes drivers to high levels of air pollution, new study finds
Research published today in the journal Atmospheric Environment has found that drivers are exposed to dangerously high levels of air pollutants when stopped at red lights.
Algorithm tests your Twitter skills and predicts virality of tweets
As countless political orators have demonstrated, it's not just what you say, it's how you say it. Using automated text analysis, Cornell University researchers have identified an array of features that can ...
Astronomy image analysis algorithms adapted to cancer screening method
Astronomy and oncology do not make obvious bedfellows, but the search for new stars and galaxies has surprising similarities with the search for cancerous cells. This has led to new ways of speeding up image ...
Navy unveils firefighting robot prototype at tech expo (w/ Video)
Scientists unveiled a firefighting robot prototype Feb. 4 at the Naval Future Force Science & Technology EXPO, revealing details about its successful demonstrations last fall aboard the USS Shadwell, a decommissioned ...