Study identifies two biomarkers for lack of sleep
Randomness of megathrust earthquakes implied by rapid stress recovery after the Japan earthquake
Associate Professor Bogdan Enescu, Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba, collaborated with colleagues at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich), to show ...
Jumping genes have essential biological functions
"Alu" sequences are small repetitive elements representing about 10% of our genome. Because of their ability to move around the genome, these "jumping genes" are considered as real motors of evolution. However, they were ...
Neutron imaging instrument 'Dingo' helped reveal how granular material behaves under stress
Enjoying a day at the beach in summer, stretched out on the sand, provides a good opportunity to observe how a granular material behaves.
Warm ocean temperatures may mean major coral bleaching
NOAA scientists are warning that warm ocean temperatures in the tropical Pacific and Indian Oceans could set the stage for major coral bleaching events across the globe in 2015.
New tools to breed cereal crops that survive flooding
Scientists at The University of Nottingham hope new research could lead to the introduction of cereal crops better able to tolerate flooding. They have identified the mechanism used by plants in stress conditions to sense ...
Workplace bullying a vicious circle
Bullying at work grinds victims down and makes them an 'easy target' for further abuse according to new research from the University of East Anglia.
Hormone disrupting chemicals and climate change increase risk of extinction in wildlife
The impact of pollution on wildlife could be made dramatically worse by climate change according to a new study published today in the journal PNAS.