Climatic history study suggests pre-Columbian Mesoamerican society's demise was more complex than just weather
Physicist suggests new experiments could make or break axion as dark matter theory
DNA nanoswitches reveal how life's molecules connect
A complex interplay of molecular components governs almost all aspects of biological sciences - healthy organism development, disease progression, and drug efficacy are all dependent on the way life's molecules ...
Researchers parallelize a common data structure to work with multicore chips
Every undergraduate computer-science major takes a course on data structures, which describes different ways of organizing data in a computer's memory. Every data structure has its own advantages: Some are ...
Poll shows giant gap between what public, scientists think
The American public and U.S. scientists are light-years apart on science issues. And 98 percent of surveyed scientists say it's a problem that we don't know what they're talking about.
First-ever view of protein structure may lead to better anxiety drugs
When new medicines are invented, the drug may hit the intended target and nullify the symptoms, but nailing a bull's eye - one that produces zero side effects - can be quite elusive.
Did genetic links to modern maladies provide ancient benefits?
Psoriasis, a chronic skin condition, can cause rashes that itch and sting.
Generators that relieve power grid worsen ozone pollution
Cornell engineers have found that firing up diesel backup generators in non-emergency situations triggers rising atmospheric ozone concentrations due to additional nitrogen oxide emissions. They reported ...
Arthropod 'family tree' gets bigger through evolution studies
Would you be just as comfortable nibbling on a cricket or cockroach as you would be eating a crab?
Picking up on the smell of evolution
UA researchers have discovered some of the changes in genes, physiology and behavior that enable a species to drastically change its lifestyle in the course of evolution.
Analysis of skull fractures in medieval Denmark reveals increased risk of death later on in life
The importance of imagery in communicating research
Whether it's in academia or industry, there's an underappreciated and overlooked obstacle to success: Solid research becomes undone by a sub-standard image.
Scientists and public disagree, but let's not get too excited
A new set of surveys of scientists and the public finds the two groups have widely different views about scientific issues. Conducted by the Pew Research Center in collaboration with the American Association ...
How storytelling improves science
My first research presentation in college is forever etched into my memory.