Implanting complex multimodal fibers into the spinal column
The human brain's complexity makes it extremely challenging to study—not only because of its sheer size, but also because of the variety of signaling methods it uses simultaneously. Conventional neural ...
Study shows lions got distemper from dogs originally but now there are other carriers
Microfluidic device allows researchers to predict behavior of patients' blood cells
Patients with sickle cell disease often suffer from painful attacks known as vaso-occlusive crises, during which their sickle-shaped blood cells get stuck in tiny capillaries, depriving tissues of needed ...
Scientists tame Schrodinger's cat for a new type of quantum computer
Physicists at the University of Sussex have tamed one of the most counterintuitive phenomena of modern science in their quest to develop a new generation of machines capable of revolutionizing the way we ...
Researchers identify missing component in marine carbon, sulfur cycles
A new study from marine scientists at the University of Georgia reveals two important compounds not previously considered that are released into the ocean's dissolved organic matter pool by phytoplankton ...
Crowdsourcing yields a more accurate picture of rainfall and snowfall
It's the season of dramatic weather, when everyone from the National Weather Service to farmers and insurers monitor predictions of weather conditions—and assessments of where severe weather and its impacts ...
Russian firm seals $1 billion deal to supply US rocket engines
A Russian manufacturer on Friday announced a $1 billion deal to supply engines for the US Antares rockets making deliveries to the International Space Station.
Nearly half the systems crucial to stability of planet compromised
Almost half of the processes that are crucial to maintaining the stability of the planet have become dangerously compromised by human activity. That is the view of an international team of 18 researchers ...
Study supports new explanation of gender gaps in academia
It isn't that women don't want to work long hours or can't compete in highly selective fields, and it isn't that they are less analytical than men, researchers report in a study of gender gaps in academia. ...
Isotopic memory of atmospheric persistence
Chemical analysis of some of the world's oldest rocks, by an international team led by McGill University researchers, has provided the earliest record yet of Earth's atmosphere. The results show that the ...
Hidden ecosystems explored with the help of UK schools
Schools across the UK can now collaborate with the Museum on cutting-edge genetic research into the diversity of microscopic species living on buildings.
Meteorite material born in molten spray as embryo planets collided
Asteroids may be a byproduct of planet formation rather than planetary building blocks, according to a recent paper in Nature.
New DNA facility gets down and dirty with WA's soil microbiology
Soil microbiology will be better documented thanks to a new high-throughput DNA sequencing facility, launched last month at the University of Western Australia.
Pitcher plants 'switch off' traps to capture more ants
Insect-eating pitcher plants temporarily 'switch off' their traps in order to lure more prey into danger, new research from the University of Bristol, UK, and the University of Cambridge, UK, has found.