Southern Ocean sampling reveals travels of marine microbes
By collecting water samples up to six kilometres below the surface of the Southern Ocean, UNSW researchers have shown for the first time the impact of ocean currents on the distribution and abundance of marine ...
Researchers use genome analysis to understand how King Penguins came to breed on Crozet Islands
Study of Idaho canyons suggests they were the result of massive flooding not erosion
Rising mountains dried out Central Asia, scientists say
(Phys.org) —A record of ancient rainfall teased from long-buried sediments in Mongolia is challenging the popular idea that the arid conditions prevalent in Central Asia today were caused by the ancient ...
Lack of diversity a weak link for dolphins
Limited gene flow between groups of Australian snubfin and Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins in WA's north may make them more vulnerable to the environmental impacts of coastal industrial developments.
High-speed X-ray 'camera' beamline taking shape at NSLS-II
(Phys.org) —"Phew!" Andrei Fluerasu breathes a sigh of relief as he looks over the plans for the beamline he has been building with a team of scientists, engineers and technicians at the National Synchrotron Li ...
New genus of electric fish discovered in 'lost world' of South America
A previously unknown genus of electric fish has been identified in a remote region of South America by a team of international researchers including University of Toronto Scarborough professor Nathan Lovejoy.
New analyses verify the use of fire by Peking Man
Zhoukoudian Locality 1 in northern China has been widely known for the discovery of the Middle Pleistocene human ancestor Homo erectus pekinensis ( known as Peking Man ) since the 1920s. By 1931, the suggestion ...
3D printed soil reveals the world beneath our feet
Soil scientists at Abertay University are using 3D printing technology to find out, for the very first time, exactly what is going on in the world beneath our feet.
Lasers offer an automated way to test drinking water
To keep drinking water clean, experts are constantly monitoring our supply to check it for contaminants. Now laser technology will give them a helping hand: a new system automatically analyzes water samples ...
How DNA forensics could identify lost Nigerian girls (Update)
Forensic DNA technology could help identify and reunite with their families the more than 200 Nigerian girls who were kidnapped by Islamist militants, scientists told AFP Tuesday.
Nanomechanical sensors detect cancer from breath
An array of functionalised membrane-type surface stress sensors (MSS) distinguishes cancer patients from healthy people through a signature response to breath samples.
New 'artificial nose' device can speed diagnosis of sepsis
Disease-causing bacteria stink—literally—and the odor released by some of the nastiest microbes has become the basis for a faster and simpler new way to diagnose blood infections and finger the specific microbe, scientists ...
Snake robot on Mars?
The ESA wants its operations on other planets to have greater mobility and manoeuvrability. SINTEF researchers are looking into whether snake robots could be the answer.