Historic plutonium sample traced to Seaborg, Manhattan Project
A tiny speck of plutonium on the UC Berkeley campus is making news for its connection to a momentous point in history.
Fully automated: Thousands of blood samples every hour
Siemens is supplying automation technology for the longest and one of the most cutting-edge sample processing lines in any clinical laboratory. The line, or automation track, 200 meters long, in Marlborough, ...
Contamination of impacted meteorites can happen quickly
A team of scientists has published the results of an investigative survey into the Sutter's Mill meteorite that landed in California in 2012.
New analysis of DNA evidence contradicts claims of 'Yeti' brown/polar bear hybrid in Himalayas
AncestryDNA reconstructs partial genome of person living 200 years ago
AncestryDNA genetic scientists have pushed the boundaries of human genome reconstruction methods by using the DNA of many living people to reassemble an unprecedented proportion of the human genome attributed to a 19th Century ...
Pregnancy-related infection kills endangered orca
An endangered orca found dead off Vancouver Island in Canada earlier this month died after a failed pregnancy caused a bacterial infection, officials said Tuesday.
Tropical trees may not be the carbon sink planet scientists have been hoping for
Study on farmers' markets shows presence of Salmonella and E. coli
Researchers in Chapman University's Food Science Program and their collaborators at University of Washington have just published a study on the presence of Salmonella and E. coli on certain herbs sold at farmers' markets. The ...
LSU researchers apply modern genomic analysis to historic bird collection
An international team of scientists has completed the largest whole genome study of a single class of animals to date. To map the tree of life for birds, the team sequenced, assembled and compared full genomes of 48 bird ...
Sampling rivers for genes rather than organisms
Effective environmental management depends on a detailed knowledge of the distribution of species. But taxonomists are in short supply, and some species can be difficult to identify, even for experts. Eawag, ...
Dust from a comet has been discovered for the first time on the Earth's surface
Moon's molten, churning core likely once generated a dynamo
When the Apollo astronauts returned to Earth, they brought with them some souvenirs: rocks, pebbles, and dust from the moon's surface. These lunar samples have since been analyzed for clues to the moon's ...
New computing applications expedite animal breeding
A doctoral thesis studied new statistical methods for animal breeding, based on which extensive livestock data samples can be analysed, and complex models used, more efficiently. Computing times lasting months can be reduced ...
Paper details technique to date groundwater
(Phys.org) —Neil Sturchio, chair of the Department of Geological Sciences at University of Delaware, is co-author of a Nature Geoscience paper detailing a pioneering new technique to date groundwater.