Planktonic world: First scientific results from the Tara Oceans expedition
When you mention rich ecosystems that are vital for life on Earth, people tend to think of rainforests, but ocean plankton are actually just as crucial. The microscopic beings that drift on the upper layer ...
Mosquito sex-determining gene could help fight dengue fever
Males aren't relevant—at least when it comes to disease transmission by mosquitoes.
Toward noninvasive identification of objects' structural defects
Last summer, MIT researchers published a paper describing an algorithm that can recover intelligible speech from the analysis of the minute vibrations of objects in video captured through soundproof glass ...
Genes may influence leadership in the workplace, research finds
The right genes may help you become an organization's next president or CEO. But the same genes may also hinder your leadership path, according to Kansas State University psychological sciences research.
Study shows isopods may dampen impact of global warming on forest soil
Scientists identify crucial step in helping to prevent Hepatitis C virus replicating
New research from the University of Southampton has identified how changes in the cell membrane play a pivotal role in how the Hepatitis C virus replicates.
Using phages to deliver CRISPR to resistant bacteria found to sensitize the microbes
Driest place on Earth hosts life
Researchers have pinpointed the driest location on Earth in the Atacama Desert, a region in Chile already recognised as the most arid in the world. They have also found evidence of life at the site, a discovery ...
Ecosystem management that ignores 'taboo tradeoffs' is likely to fail
Research published today recommends a new approach to the difficult tradeoffs that environmental managers face when choosing between environmental sustainability and profitability. The findings could help ...
Crowdsourced computational expertise to advance the social good
William "Buddy" Christopher has a problem. As commissioner of Boston's Inspectional Services Department, he is responsible for enforcing health regulations at the city's 3,043 restaurants. But regularly getting ...
Time to move beyond 'medieval' cyber security approach, expert says
The nation's approach to cyber security has much in common with medieval defense tactics, and that needs to change, says a cyber security expert at Missouri University of Science and Technology.
UK to host biggest ever Soviet space show outside Russia
A new exhibition on the Soviet Union's space programme opening in London this year will be the biggest of its kind ever held outside Russia, organisers said on Thursday.
An education for the 21st century means teaching coding in schools
Bill Shorten's recent announcement that, if elected, a Labor Government would "ensure that computer coding is taught in every primary and secondary school in Australia" has brought attention to an increasing ...
Scientists announce top 10 new species for 2015
A cartwheeling spider, a bird-like dinosaur and a fish that wriggles around on the sea floor to create a circular nesting site are among the species identified by the SUNY College of Environmental Science ...