Anthropologist offers possible explanation for collapse of ancient city of Teotihuacan
Team puts Earhart on the moon with discovery of new crater
The discovery of a massive, 124-mile-wide crater on the moon was announced at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference on Monday (March 16).
'Additive manufacturing' could greatly improve diabetes management
Engineers at Oregon State University have used "additive manufacturing" to create an improved type of glucose sensor for patients with Type 1 diabetes, part of a system that should work better, cost less ...
Research to focus on how deer respond to changes in moon phase, weather
There seems to be a lot of common wisdom that exists when it comes to whitetails, such as, "It's near full moon, so the deer are only moving at night." Or how about, "A cold front is coming, which is why ...
Image: Groovy rings of Saturn
From afar, Saturn's rings look like a solid, homogenous disk of material. But upon closer examination from Cassini, we see that there are varied structures in the rings at almost every scale imaginable.
Could man's best friend be man's best medicine?
Most dog owners will tell you their furry friends make them feel good emotionally. But the health benefits of owning a dog may not end there.
Study details importance of methane seeps in microbial biodiversity of sea floor
The University of Delaware's Jennifer Biddle has co-authored an article detailing the important role methane seeps play in microbial biodiversity of the sea floor in the prestigious journal Proceedings of ...
Colorful life-form catalog will help discern if we are alone
While looking for life on planets beyond our own solar system, a group of international scientists has created a colorful catalog containing reflection signatures of Earth life forms that might be found on ...
Life scientists streamline cutting-edge technique to edit mosquito genome
Life science researchers at Virginia Tech have accelerated a game-changing technology that's being used to study one of the planet's most lethal disease-carrying animals.
Die-hard college sports fans defy expectations
When March Madness kicks off this week, you might expect the bleachers to be filled with alumni and students from the competing colleges. In fact, only about a third of die-hard college sports fans are alumni of their teams' ...
Team develops underwater robot to assist in oil-spill cleanup
One big challenge facing cleanup crews during an offshore oil spill—such as 2010's Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico—is determining just how much oil is involved. Researchers at the Virginia ...
New remote control for molecular motors
In the eyes of physicists, magnetic molecules can be considered as nanoscale magnets. Remotely controlling the direction in which they rotate, like spinning tops, may intuitively be difficult to achieve. However, Russian ...
New clues from the dawn of the solar system
A research group in the UA Lunar and Planetary Laboratory has found evidence in meteorites that hint at the discovery of a previously unknown region within the swirling disk of dust and gas known as the protoplanetary ...
Farmers can use free online system to map fields and reduce soil erosion
Dean Patches' to-do list has no end.