Study shows rising ocean acidification likely to cause shrimp to taste bad
Climate change could 'fundamentally alter' US forests
Wildfires, insects and drought are crippling forests in the western United States' iconic Rocky Mountains, scientists warned on Wednesday, urging more efforts to stop global warming.
No junk: Long RNA mimics DNA, restrains hormone responses
It arises from what scientists previously described as "junk DNA" or "the dark matter of the genome," but this gene is definitely not junk.
Reducing water scarcity possible by 2050
Water scarcity is not a problem just for the developing world. In California, legislators are currently proposing a $7.5 billion emergency water plan to their voters; and U.S. federal officials last year ...
Time to reappraise how we interpret minerals
A study by the University of Liverpool has provided new insight into how minerals grow under the Earth's surface.
Cellular memory of stressful situations
Stress is unhealthy. The cells use therefore a variety of mechanisms to deal with stress and avert its immediate threat. However, certain stressful situations leave marks that go beyond the immediate response; ...
Behavioral analytics on employees uncover ways to increase workplace productivity, satisfaction
Michael Lewis' 2003 book "Moneyball"—and the 2011 film adaptation—detailed how the Oakland Athletics used analytics, primarily derived from players' on-base percentages, to assemble a competitive team ...
Mechanical cues reprogram normal cell lines into stem-like cells
Scientists at the University at Buffalo and other institutions have turned cells normally used as model cells, known as immortalized cells, into stem or, as they call it, "stem-like" cells, using nothing ...
Scientists determine how environment contributes to several human diseases
Using a new imaging technique, National Institutes of Health researchers have found that the biological machinery that builds DNA can insert molecules into the DNA strand that are damaged as a result of environmental ...
How to make train rails as straight as they should be
Scientists have combined three different methods to better understand and predict the behaviour of materials in rails.
Stress can make hard-working mongooses less likely to help in the future
Researchers studying banded mongooses in Uganda have discovered that those who work hard to care for pups may be less likely to invest in future offspring in the same way due to elevated stress hormones.
Cells put off protein production during times of stress
Living cells are like miniature factories, responsible for the production of more than 25,000 different proteins with very specific 3-D shapes. And just as an overwhelmed assembly line can begin making mistakes, ...
Can stress management help save honeybees?
Honeybee populations are clearly under stress—from the parasitic Varroa mite, insecticides, and a host of other factors—but it's been difficult to pinpoint any one of them as the root cause of devast ...
Scientists identify mechanism that accelerated the 2011 Japan earthquake
Stanford scientists have found evidence that sections of the fault responsible for the 9.0 magnitude Tohoku earthquake that devastated northern Japan in 2011 were relieving seismic stress at a gradually accelerating rate ...