Polarization has increased US economic inequality according to study
As national politics has become intensely more partisan in the past three decades, new research co-authored by a University of Kansas researcher links political gridlock to increased economic inequality as well.
Researchers design metamaterial that buckles selectively
Researchers from Leiden University, the Netherlands, have designed a novel metamaterial that buckles on demand. Small structural variations in the material single out regions that buckle selectively under ...
Book on the design, management and function of green roofs highlights UC research
City workers, city dwellers and city tourists consider green roofs the lush, enchanted gardens that bring the inspiration of nature into an urban setting. A new book includes research out of the University ...
Research group suggests modern extinction rate may be higher than thought
Largest-ever scientific camera trapping survey reveals 'secret lives of the Serengeti'
The use of camera traps—remote automatic cameras triggered by heat or motion—has revolutionized wildlife ecology and conservation research. But the large number of images generated through the traps creates ...
Improving climate change communication
A new report from The University of Nottingham looks at whether climate scientists threaten their own scientific credibility when trying to make their research accessible to members of the public.
Researchers find everyone has a bias blind spot
It has been well established that people have a "bias blind spot," meaning that they are less likely to detect bias in themselves than others. However, how blind we are to our own actual degree of bias, and how many of us ...
Ultrafast heat conduction can manipulate nanoscale magnets
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have uncovered physical mechanisms allowing the manipulation of magnetic information with heat. These new phenomena rely on the transport of thermal ...
The rules of the water
This summer an interdisciplinary research team led by Northeastern professor Geoff Trussell will study community organization and connectivity of rocky intertidal habitats throughout the Gulf of Maine. The ...
When research goes viral
We researchers all wonder whether reaching a broader audience for our academic work is worth the time and effort. Here's a recent experience that may help you decide.
Novel biotyping tool reveals hidden diversity within the UK's algae bank
Thousands of samples at the UK's 'algae bank' will need to be re-labelled as a ground-breaking new screening tool has revealed greater diversity than was previously known within the collection.
Image: Fresh crater near Sirenum Fossae region of Mars
The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter acquired this closeup image of a "fresh" (on a geological scale, though quite old on a human scale) ...
Cross-country bike trip aims to inspire young scientists
Seven students from Harvard and MIT are cycling across America, stopping in many rural towns to get kids interested in science through hands-on workshops to program computers, launch model rockets and build robots.
Computer Sciences paying $190M to settle SEC fraud charges
Computer Sciences Corp. is paying a $190 million penalty and a former CEO is returning $3.7 million in compensation to resolve federal regulators' charges of accounting fraud involving an important foreign contract.