Archaeologists Hot on the Trail of Columbus' Sunken Ships

As luck would have it, time ran short, and the silt and mud in La Isabela Bay on the north coast of the Dominican Republic ran deep. Despite these setbacks, Indiana University archaeologists are confident they are closer ...

Worker ants store fat for lean times

U.S. scientists found ants have the ability to store excess fat and pass it to colony members through lipid-rich oral secretions or unfertilized eggs.

Fingertip Device Helps Computers Read Hand Gestures

With the tap of a single finger, computer users soon may be drawn deeper into the virtual world using a new device developed in the University at Buffalo's Virtual Reality Lab.

Honeybee brain picks up on right scent

A honeybee’s ability to smell scent appears to be linked to the right side of its brain, according to a new ANU study that could show how right and left ‘handedness’ evolved in other species.

Birthplace of Hurricanes

"Winds will grow soon to storms in Africa," laments Irish singer Enya in her song, Storms in Africa. She might have added "And hurricanes in the Americas."

Shoot up and cool down: fighting global warming

Injecting sulfur into the atmosphere to slow down global warming is worthy of serious consideration, according to Nobel laureate Paul Crutzen from the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Germany and the Scripps Institution ...

How the world watched Huygens

As Huygens parachuted to the surface of Titan in January 2005, a battery of telescopes around the world were watching or listening. The results of those observations are now being collected together and published for the ...

Cosmic dust in terrestrial ice

For the last 30,000 years, our planet has been hit by a constant rain of cosmic dust particles. Scientists have reached this conclusion after investigating the amount of the helium isotope 3He in cosmic dust particles preserved ...

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