Bigfoot hair samples mostly from bears, wolves
For those who believe in the yeti, the news can only be described as, well, abominable. Science has cast its methodical eye on samples of hair reputed to have been left by the Himalayan snowman of legend... ...
Dust from a comet has been discovered for the first time on the Earth's surface
New analysis of DNA evidence contradicts claims of 'Yeti' brown/polar bear hybrid in Himalayas
Scientists identify mineral that destroys organic compounds, with implications for Mars Curiosity mission
Scientists have discovered that the mineral jarosite breaks down organic compounds when it is flash-heated, with implications for Mars research.
Study shows Beijing haze linked directly to gaseous pollutants from traffic, industrial emissions
New nanodevice to improve cancer treatment monitoring
In less than a minute, a miniature device developed at the University of Montreal can measure a patient's blood for methotrexate, a commonly used but potentially toxic cancer drug. Just as accurate and ten ...
New tool on horizon for surgeons treating cancer patients
Surgeons could know while their patients are still on the operating table if a tissue is cancerous, according to researchers from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Brigham and Women's ...
Researchers find bubonic plague fragments on NY subway
It is universally acknowledged that the New York subway is grubby. What may come as a shock is that it contains DNA fragments linked to anthrax and bubonic plague.
Who do you think you really are? The first fine-scale genetic map of the British Isles
Many people in the UK feel a strong sense of regional identity, and it now appears that there may be a scientific basis to this feeling, according to a landmark new study into the genetic makeup of the British ...
Wealth and power may have played a stronger role than 'survival of the fittest'
The DNA you inherit from your parents contributes to the physical make-up of your body—whether you have blue eyes or brown, black hair or red, or are male or female. Your DNA can also influence whether ...
3-D deep-imaging advance likely to drive new biological insights
In a significant technical advance, a team of neuroscientists at The Rockefeller University has devised a fast, inexpensive imaging method for probing the molecular intricacies of large biological samples ...
Ancient wheat points to Stone Age trading links
(AP)—Britons may have discovered a taste for bread thousands of years earlier than previously thought, thanks to trade with more advanced neighbors on the European continent.
Researchers create tool to predict avian flu outbreaks
A simple and effective portable tool to predict avian flu outbreaks on farms has been created by University of Guelph researchers.
A new timetable of eukaryotic evolution
Contaminated samples have evidently created some confusion in the timetable of life. On the basis of ultra-clean analyses, an international team, including scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, ...