Social news site Digg rises from ashes
Digg, the once high-flying social news site, relaunched Wednesday under new ownership after a six-week rebuilding.
A new avenue to better medicines: Metal-peptide complexes
Researchers at the Ruhr-Universitaet-Bochum and from Berkeley have used metal complexes to modify peptide hormones. In the Journal of the American Chemical Society, they report for the first time on the three-dimensional struct ...
Research shows how the body senses a range of hot temperatures
The winter sun feels welcome, but not so a summer sunburn. Research over the past 20 years has shown that proteins on the surface of nerve cells enable the body to sense several different temperatures. Now scientists have ...
Japan scientist makes 'Avatar' robot
A Japanese-developed robot that mimics the movements of its human controller is bringing the Hollywood blockbuster "Avatar" one step closer to reality.
Some HTC Android phones found vulnerable to WiFi password leak
Russia surprised as Apple uses Glonass in new iPhone
The secret is out and making Russia proud: pop culture and geek tech icon Apple has picked Russia's Glonass navigation system to run alongside GPS in its iPhone 4S models that hit stores this month.
Scientists sequence DNA of cancer-resistant rodent
Scientists at the University of Liverpool, in partnership with The Genome Analysis Centre, Norwich, have generated the first whole-genome sequencing data of the naked mole-rat, a rodent that is resistant to cancer and lives ...
Researchers explain how tiny roundworms sense different kinds of touch
(PhysOrg.com) -- Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans) is the very long name of a very small creature, and one of the most commonly used animals in biological research.
Creating the perfect Bloody Mary: Good chemistry of fresh ingredients
After tackling the chemistry of coffee, tea, fruit juices, soda pop, beer, wine and other alcoholic beverages, why not take on the ultimate challenge, the Mount Everest of cocktails, what may be the most chemically complex ...
Mindfulness meditation found to be as effective as antidepressants to prevent depression relapse
A new study from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) has found that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy--using meditationprovides equivalent protection against depressive relapse as traditional antidepressant ...
Study suggests sensitivity to bodily symptoms of anxiety may make a difference in treatment
Levels of anxiety sensitivity may be important in choosing medical treatment for patients with heart failure and atrial fibrillation (AF), Montreal Heart Institute researchers today told the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress ...
A thirst for excitement is hidden in your genes
Sensation seeking -- the urge to do exciting things -- has been linked to dopamine, a chemical that carries messages in your brain. For a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psycho ...
Researcher finds that flooring can affect how consumers make purchase decisions
From teachers to hairdressers, people who stand on their feet all day will tell you that the flooring beneath them can be the difference between a good day and a bad one. But can the difference between carpet and hard tile ...
Perception of effort, not muscle fatigue, limits endurance performance
(PhysOrg.com) -- The physiological theory that underpins all endurance training and coaching for the last 100 years has just been disproved.