Nearly half of Venice underwater

Much of the historic Italian city of Venice, including St. Mark's Square, was underwater Monday following a meteorological depression combined with natural tide waters, officials said.

Study Examines Racial 'Blind Spots' in Chicago Area Communities

(PhysOrg.com) -- Racial residential segregation in the Chicago area may be perpetuated by a lack of knowledge of communities across racial lines, according to a new study led by a University of Illinois at Chicago researcher.

Biology of emergent Salmonella exposed

Researchers have characterised a new multi drug resistant strain of Salmonella Typhimurium that is causing life-threatening disease in Africa.

NREL Breaks Down Walls for Biofuels

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and ethanol producers are racing to come up with ways to make ethanol from cellulosic biomass that are cheaper and easier to produce than current ...

Tech and teens

(PhysOrg.com) -- Digital media use is transforming the way young people learn, UCI researcher Mizuko "Mimi" Ito has found, and schools should take note.

Rocket test will carry Purdue experiment

(PhysOrg.com) -- Purdue University researchers are designing and building an experiment that will operate during a test flight of a new type of reusable rocket to be launched by aerospace company Blue Origin LLC.

Don't ignore your emotions at work, professor says

(PhysOrg.com) -- “There’s no crying in baseball!” So said Jimmy Dugan, the manager portrayed by Tom Hanks in the movie “A League of Their Own.” Not so fast, says Vince Waldron, an Arizona State University professor ...

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