New evidence suggests Isthmus of Panama was formed earlier than thought
Growing interest in geotourism
According to the Geological Survey of Sweden, (SGU), there is growing interest among the country's municipalities, organisations and other local initiatives in running geotourism and geoparks. Among those ...
Drug discovery researchers identify, refine compound to combat malaria parasite
Two Virginia Tech researchers found that when it comes to fighting malaria, teamwork pays off.
Two-dimensional semiconductor comes clean
In 2013 James Hone, Wang Fong-Jen Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Columbia Engineering, and colleagues at Columbia demonstrated that they could dramatically improve the performance of graphene—highly ...
Inoculating against science denial
Science denial has real, societal consequences. Denial of the link between HIV and AIDS led to more than 330,000 premature deaths in South Africa. Denial of the link between smoking and cancer has caused ...
Bendable glass devices
A special class of glass materials known as chalcogenide glasses holds promise for speeding integration of photonic and electronic devices with functions as diverse as data transfer and chemical sensing. ...
Report details benefits of investment in basic research
Last year was a notable one for scientific achievements: In 2014, European researchers discovered a fundamental new particle that sheds light on the origins of the universe, and the European Space Agency ...
The appeal of being anti-GMO
A team of Belgian philosophers and plant biotechnologists have turned to cognitive science to explain why opposition to genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has become so widespread, despite positive contributions ...
Wide area study shows environmental impact of oil and natural gas drilling in North America
Budget cuts are harder if people know the benefits of research
An old academic joke you start to hear around federal budget time goes something like this: "Researchers could strike but no one would care, because no one would know we've gone until 10 or 15 years later."
Big data part of big plan for WA's marine future
WAMSI is making big data a key point in its Blueprint for Marine Science 2050, an initiative that will benefit researchers, governments, industry and the environment.
Resilience, not abstinence, may help teens battle online risk
Boosting teenagers' ability to cope with online risks, rather than trying to stop them from using the Internet, may be a more practical and effective strategy for keeping them safe, according to a team of researchers.
Report recommends strategic actions to strengthen US optical and infrared astronomy system
A new report from the National Research Council recommends improvements in observational, instrumentation, and data management capabilities as well as coordination among federal and private partners to better position the ...
PHOTOS: Hubble's turn to smile, marks 25 years in orbit
Hubble, it's your turn to smile for the cameras!