Sugary, shipwrecked champagne reveals history of 19th-century winemaking
A shipwrecked trove of sugary, 19th century champagne is revealing new details about centuries-old ways of making wine, and fresh insights into the people who drank it, scientists said Monday.
Wide area study shows environmental impact of oil and natural gas drilling in North America
Electron spin brings order to high entropy alloys
Researchers from North Carolina State University have discovered that electron spin brings a previously unknown degree of order to the high entropy alloy nickel iron chromium cobalt (NiFeCrCo) - and may play ...
Expanding the reach of metallic glass
Metallic glass, a class of materials that offers both pliability and strength, is poised for a friendly takeover of the chemical landscape.
Engineered softwood could transform pulp, paper and biofuel industries
Scientists today demonstrated the potential for softwoods to process more easily into pulp and paper if engineered to incorporate a key feature of hardwoods. The finding, published in this week's Proceedings of ...
Social networks may be exaggerating risk of news events
Warm bodied fishes found able to swim farther and faster than cold bodied fish
Decreasing biodiversity affects productivity of remaining plants
When plant biodiversity declines, the remaining plants face diminishing productivity, say scientists in study published April 20 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Deep national history of immigration predicts wide cultural comfort displaying emotion
If your home country is historically heterogeneous and you know it, crack a smile. People who live in countries built on centuries of migration from a wide range of other countries are more emotionally expressive ...
Curiosity rover making tracks and observations
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is continuing science observations while on the move this month. On April 16, the mission passed 10 kilometers (6.214 miles) of total driving since its 2012 landing, including ...
Japan planning moon mission: space agency
Japan plans to launch an unmanned mission to the moon as a stepping stone to a future visit to Mars, officials and local media said Monday.
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 ...
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."