News

 »

Science
Around four million people in the UK carry genetic variants that protect them from obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge. The...
Science
Two papers appearing April 18 in the journal Cell Metabolism confirm that the circadian clock is an important factor in how the body responds to physical exertion. The studies focused...
Science
Researchers at the University of California, Davis, recently investigated levels of methylmercury in a small sampling of commercial dog foods and found good news for dog owners. Of the 24...
Science
A scientific breakthrough provides new hope for millions of people living with multiple sclerosis. Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University have developed a compound that stimulates repair of the...
Science
Whether a wound such as a diabetic foot ulcer heals or progresses to a worse outcome, including infection or even amputation, may depend on the microbiome within that...
Science
This week we have two interviews from the annual meeting of AAAS in Washington D.C. one on the history of food and one about our own perceptions of food and...
Science
Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have demonstrated that the recently developed antidiabetic drug empagliflozin can treat and reverse the progression of heart failure in non diabetic...
Science
Close A powerful computational study of southern California seismic records has revealed detailed information about a plethora of previously undetected small earthquakes, giving a more precise picture about stress in...
Science
Fathead minnows engage in normal feeding behaviour until they sense chemicals indicating danger from others, causing them to shoal tightly together. Credit Katherine Fedoroff Fathead minnows engage in normal feeding...
Science
Human perception is based on mathematically optimal principles, but the brain implements those principles imperfectly, suggests new research by Elina StengÄrd and Ronald van den Berg of the University of...
Science
Silicon dominates the world of solar power. Even the newest solar cell designs, tandem devices that have a silicon solar cell below a cell made of a crystalline material called...
Science
Galapagos giant tortoises are sometimes called gardeners of the Galapagos because they are responsible for long distance seed dispersal. Their migration is key for many tree and plant species survival....
Science
In a new Duke finding, general anesthesia drugs were shown to induce unconsciousness by activating a tiny cluster of cells at the base of the brain called the supraoptic nucleus...
Science
Simulation of a single polar skyrmion. Red arrows signify that this is a left handed skyrmion. The other arrows represent the angular distribution of the dipoles. Credit Xiaoxing Cheng, Pennsylvania State...
Science
Some insects are easy to tell apart. Others, not so much. Some flat backed millipedes in the genus Pseudopolydesmus look almost identical regardless of their species, making it difficult for scientists...
Science
Researchers demonstrated 3D printing of chalcogenide glass, which can be used to make optical components that operate at mid infrared wavelengths. This 3D printed glass sample is 14 millimeters long. Credit...
Science
Close In 2000, measles was declared to be eliminated in the United States, when no sustained transmission of the virus was seen in this country for more than 12 months....
Science
The American Bumblebee a species once more commonly seen buzzing around Southern Ontario is critically endangered, according to a new study led by York University. advertisement The finding,...
Science
Have you ever noticed how easily people can see the meaning in other s behaviour We seem to intuitively know why our child drags us towards the shop window, why...
Science
ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICOArchaeologists working in Guatemala have discovered the largest known figurine workshop in the Mayan world, they announced at the Society for American Archaeology meeting here last week. The...