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Scientists from around the world are hoping to return a lost species of giant tortoise to one of the world-famous Galápagos islands.
Footballers in flashy cars, City workers in Armani suits, reality TV celebrities sipping expensive champagne while sitting in hot tubs: what drives people to purchase luxury goods? New research suggests that it may be a sense ...
Extreme floods and droughts receive a lot of attention. But what happens when precipitation—or lack thereof—occurs in a more measured way?
For the first time, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have successfully 3-D printed composite silicone materials that are flexible, stretchable and possess shape memory behavior, a discovery that could ...
Popping a bottle of champagne that has been stored at 20 degrees Celsius (something one really ought never do) ejects a fleeting "mini-cloud" colder than ice and blue as the sky, awestruck scientists said Thursday.
Calculations have shown that 10 per cent of all plastic produced around the world ultimately ends up in the oceans. As a result, a large majority of global marine debris is in fact plastic waste. Human production of plastics ...
Compounds derived from fire ant venom can reduce skin thickening and inflammation in a mouse model of psoriasis, Emory and Case Western scientists have shown.
First research to suggest scratching may have evolved as a communication tool to help social cohesion
Scratching is more than an itch—when it is sparked by stress, it appears to reduce aggression from others and lessen the chance of conflict.
Extensive loss of branching corals and changes in coral community structure in Australia's Palm Islands region over the past century has been revealed in a new study.
More than 800 years ago, a teenaged soldier named Laurentius Loricatus accidentally killed a man. He spent the next three decades repenting alone in an Italian cave, self-flagellating.