Ants build raft to escape flood, protect queen

When facing a flood, ants build rafts and use both the buoyancy of the brood and the recovery ability of workers to minimize injury or death, according to a study published in PLOS ONE on February 19, 2014 by Jessica Purcell ...

Google expands reach with new investment arm

Google on Wednesday unveiled a new investment arm to put the technology titan's touch on startups hitting stride, in a further expansion from Internet search.

Graduate student makes major discovery about seal evolution

In the world of science, one of the most exciting things a researcher can do is pin down an answer to a widely asked question. This experience came early for Carleton University graduate Thomas Cullen, who made a discovery ...

Discovery sheds new light on the habitat of early apes

Baylor University researchers, in collaboration with an international team of scientists, have discovered definitive evidence of the environment inhabited by the early ape Proconsul on Rusinga Island, Kenya. The groundbreaking ...

Giant Magellan Telescope looking toward construction

The international consortium of the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) project has passed two major reviews and is positioned to enter the construction phase. When completed, the 25-meter GMT will have more than six times the ...

Researchers demonstrate holographic memory device

(Phys.org) —A team of researchers from the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering and Russian Academy of Science have demonstrated a new type of holographic memory device that could provide unprecedented ...

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