Scientists exploring caves in the bone-dry and mostly barren Atacama Desert in Chile stumbled upon a totally unexpected discovery this week: water. They also found hundreds of thousands of animal bones in a cave, possibly evidence of some prehistoric
A new catalyst makes it feasible to split water with solar power. MIT chemists say the catalyst, used in conjunction with cheap photovoltaic solar panels, could lead to inexpensive, simple systems that use water to store the energy from sunlight.
Using newly developed voltage-sensitive nanoparticles, researchers have found that the previously unknown electric fields inside of cells are as strong, or stronger, as those produced in lightning bolts. Previously, it has only been possible to measu
A solitary chunk of granite, small enough to heft in one hand, is key evidence that Australia and parts of Antarctica were once attached to North America. The Earth's continents are thought to have collided to become supercontinents and broken ap
Fish communicate with sound, too. And researchers say your speech skills and, in fact, all sound production in vertebrates can be traced back to this ability in fish. (You got your ears from fish, too.)
The one-atom-thick sheets of carbon conduct electrons better than silicon and have been made into fast, low-power transistors. Now researchers have measured the intrinsic strength of graphene, and confirmed it to be the strongest material ever tested
We've got pot growing out of our skin? Essentially, yes. The skin has joined the growing club of organs that is known to produce "endocannabinoids" — the body's own reefer. The biggest producer of endogenous pot is the brain. [buste
Artists may now be able to paint dinosaurs and ancient birds and mammals in their true colors, thanks to the discovery of pigment residues in fossilized feathers.
Scientists have new evidence that the brain chemical best known for regulating mood also plays a role in the mystifying killer of seemingly healthy babies - sudden infant death syndrome.
Drug researcher W. Ripley Ballou remembers the moment he realized that GlaxoSmithKline Plc's experimental malaria vaccine might save millions of lives.
"The North Pole may be free of ice for the first time in history," University of Manitoba polar specialist David Barber told Canwest News Service on Monday.
Birds are among the most studied and openly stalked animals, but scientists have just discovered a flock of unexpected new avian facts, based on an analysis of genetic data that yielded an evolutionary tree full of surprises.
Investigators believe oxytocin - a natural hormone that assists childbirth and helps mothers bond with newborn babies - could become a wonder drug for overcoming shyness.
Caroline became the first British woman to have the 'G-shot', also known as the 'orgasm jab' - an £800 non-surgical treatment that enhances a woman's sexual experience by boosting the G-spot, the ultra-sensitive area of tissue tha
[Anecdotal but tantalizing.] A cancer patient has made a full recovery after being injected with billions of his own immune cells. The 52-year-old, was suffering from advanced melanoma, was free from tumors within 8 weeks of undergoing the procedure.
Dr. Norman T. Uphoff, working in a leafy corner of the Cornell University campus, is leading an inconspicuous experiment geared towards solving the global food crisis. The secret, he says, is a new way of growing rice.
In his mathematical universe hypothesis, he updates quantum physics and cosmology with the concept of many parallel universes inhabiting multiple levels of space and time. By posing his hypothesis at the crossroads of philosophy and physics,
Silicon Valley scientists are experimenting with bacteria that have been genetically altered to excrete 'renewable petroleum' after consuming waste products such as woodchips or wheat straw.
A computer has been trained to "read" people's minds by looking at scans of their brains as they thought about specific words, researchers said
Imagine being able to spy on your neighbors… from 3470 miles away. Londoners can now spy on their New York neighbors with the help of the amazing Telectroscope. And vice-versa.
"Labor On The Job" http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8772395089110184693 focuses on the case of Agraquest biotech worker David Bell. Bell who worked at the Davis, CA biotech laboratory owned by former Monsanto scientist Pam Marron
"Labor On The Job" focuses on the case of Agraquest biotech worker David Bell. Bell who worked at the Davis, CA biotech laboratory owned by former Monsanto scientist Pam Marrone was infected with fungus and bacteria while working. He and his family h
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The platypus sports fur like a mammal, paddles its duck feet like a bird and lays eggs in the manner of a reptile. Nature's instruction manual for this oddball, it turns out, is just as much of a mishmash.
Click any of the circles on the map below and you'll see many earthquakes hidden in this onslaught. The unmistakable grid pattern looks as though the quakes were deliberately targeted. (what else was competing for news in Reno May 2nd :)
For more than 20 years since the discovery of high-temperature superconductivity, scientists have been debating the underlying physical mechanism for this exotic phenomenon, which may revolutionize the electrical power distribution network.
"In the 1970s and 1980s hundreds of millions of people will starve to death..." That was the prediction in 1968 of Paul Ehrlich, author of The Population Bomb. Its blueprint for more government control has been studied by today's enviro
Tyrannosaurus rex just got a firm grip on the animal kingdom's family tree, right next to chickens and ostriches. New analyses of soft tissue from a T.rex leg bone re-confirm that birds are dinosaurs' closest living relatives.
Some 20% of the cells began beating spontaneously about three days after being put together in vitro with cells from the hearts of rats. The cells from menstrual blood eventually formed sheet-like heart-muscle tissue.