Simulations suggests cutting rainforests in mid and high latitudes can impact rainfall in northern hemisphere
Personal care product chemicals found in Antarctica
Remotely operated vehicle finds heterotrophs abundant in deepest part of the ocean
Pennies reveal new insights on the nature of randomness
The concept of randomness appears across scientific disciplines, from materials science to molecular biology. Now, theoretical chemists at Princeton have challenged traditional interpretations of randomness ...
Researchers discover new material to produce clean energy
Researchers at the University of Houston have created a new thermoelectric material, intended to generate electric power from waste heat - from a vehicle tailpipe, for example, or an industrial smokestack ...
Breakthrough in particle control creates special half-vortex rotation
A breakthrough in the control of a type of particle known as the polariton has created a highly specialised form of rotation.
Plant species evolved a way to determine most promising pollinator
The Curiosity robot confirms methane in Mars' atmosphere which may hint that existed life
The tunable laser spectrometer in the SAM (Sample Analysis at Mars) instrument of the Curiosity robot has unequivocally detected an episodic increase in the concentration of methane in Mars' atmosphere after ...
Improved vision for James Webb Space Telescope
Key science elements of the James Webb Space Telescope have been upgraded ahead of the observatory's launch in 2018.
Teacher unconscious prejudices put girls off math, science
It's a fact: Women are vastly underrepresented in the fields of computer science, engineering, and mathematics. But less clear are the trajectories—academic and otherwise—that lead young women toward ...
Scientists uncover cause of tree-killing fungus
Forest scientists at the University of British Columbia believe they've discovered the root cause of a deadly tree fungus: extra genes.
Why many similar species coexist within complex ecosystems
Scientists from the universities of Granada and Warwick have published an article in the journal PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences), in which they suggest one possible answer for the enigm ...
Few friends for shy kangaroos
Kangaroo social networks could provide insight into the evolution of human personality differences.
Old-economy sectors are now tech, too: US study
Forget about old economy and new economy. Everything is now part of the tech economy, a prominent US research panel said Monday.