Stress can make hard-working mongooses less likely to help in the future
Researchers studying banded mongooses in Uganda have discovered that those who work hard to care for pups may be less likely to invest in future offspring in the same way due to elevated stress hormones.
Sweet-smelling breath to help diabetes diagnosis in children
The potential to quickly diagnose children with type 1 diabetes before the onset of serious illness could be achieved using a simple, non-invasive breath test, according to new research published today.
Researchers use genome analysis to understand how King Penguins came to breed on Crozet Islands
Tropical trees may not be the carbon sink planet scientists have been hoping for
Robotics meet X-ray lasers in cutting-edge biology studies
Scientists at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory are combining the speed and precision of robots with one of the brightest X-ray lasers on the planet for pioneering studies of ...
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.
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.
Western Australian sea lions infected with high rate of Giardia
A startling proportion of West Australia's sea lion population is infected with the parasite Giardia duodenalis, research has found.
Mussels on California Coast contaminated with giardia transmitted from land-based sources
The pathogen Giardia duodenalis is present in mussels from freshwater run-off sites and from areas where California Sea Lions lounge along the coast of California, according to a team of researchers from t ...
Breaking down DNA by genome
New DNA sequencing technologies have greatly advanced genomic and metagenomic studies in plant biology. Scientists can readily obtain extensive genetic information for any plant species of interest, at a relatively low cost, ...
Many microbiome studies flawed by contamination
Many published microbiome studies are likely to have been contaminated and may incorrectly report the presence of microorganisms unintentionally introduced from the laboratory environment, says a study published in the open ...
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.
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.