The scent of love: Decomposition and male sex pheromones

Young virgin female hide beetles (Dermestes maculatus) are attracted to cadavers by a combination of cadaver odour and male sex pheromones, finds a new study published in BioMed Central's open access journal Frontiers in ...

A look at tech companies with recent IPOs

Groupon became the latest of the newly traded tech companies to report quarterly earnings. Zynga and Facebook reported quarterly earnings that disappointed investors, while Yelp and LinkedIn followed with stronger results. ...

Cornell astronomers roving Mars with Curiosity

(Phys.org) -- In a daring feat of technological nerve and skill, NASA landed a 1-ton rover on the surface of Mars Aug. 6. The rolling laboratory is designed to help answer the question humans most want to know about Mars: ...

Ancient river creature yields clue to environment

The monster rocketed from the water. It wriggled to the right, wiggled to the left, then - splat! - smacked Grover Brown in the guts. A lesser scientist would have quailed. Not Brown.

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