Don't let denial get in the way of a good science story
There was a time when science was seen as a body secure knowledge, given credibility by the scientific method and peer review.
The moth versus the crowd: Tracking an alien invader of conker trees using people power
An army of citizen scientists has helped the professionals understand how a tiny 'alien' moth is attacking the UK's conker (horse-chestnut) trees, and showed that naturally-occurring pest controlling wasps ...
Researchers develop new kind of polymers that can be created using solid-state polymerization of organic dye molecules
220 marine scientists raise alarm about NSW recreational fishing
(Phys.org) —More than 220 marine scientists from across Australia and internationally, including from the University of Sydney, have raised concerns for NSW's marine life if the state government moves to permanently allow ...
Shark experts question 'humane culling' claims
A leading marine scientist has questioned the credibility of claims that sharks can be killed humanely.
Scientists harness the sun to help sharks
Researchers are looking to the sun to give hunted and overfished sharks a new ray of hope.
Light and sound fire scientists' imaginations: Researchers lead review of photonic, phononic metamaterials
Strategies to manipulate light and sound go back to the first spherical glass bead and the pounding of the first hollow log. But their full potential is only just becoming apparent, according to a review ...
Men's 'overwork' widens gender gap in wages
(Phys.org) —By now, social scientists once predicted, the gender gap in wages should have been as thin as a Roosevelt dime. More and more highly educated women were entering and staying in the workforce – many in lucrative ...
Unusual fungal metabolites with antitumor activity discovered by crowdsourcing
(Phys.org) —Since the discovery of penicillin, fungi have been a nearly inexhaustible source for the discovery of new drugs. "Crowdsourcing", the cooperation of a large number of interested nonscientists, ...
Hipster, surfer or biker? Computers may soon be able to tell the difference
(Phys.org) —Are you a hipster, surfer or biker? What is your urban tribe? Your computer may soon be able to tell. Computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego, are developing an algorithm ...
Alan Alda's science contest asks: What is color?
Alan Alda, the actor-turned-part-time professor, has a new question for scientists to consider: How do you explain color to an 11-year-old?
Climate team sees LA likeness in Tolkien's Middle Earth
Microplastic pollution confirmed to be a threat to marine biodiversity
New research confirms scientists' predictions that microplastic pollution could severely affect marine biodiversity and the health of our oceans
Squabbling meerkats make better decisions
Conflicting interests within a group can lead to better collective decisions – if you're a social animal such as a meerkat – according to new research by a team of biologists and political scientists ...