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Simple Paper Sheet Removes Viruses from Water

May 18, 2016 11:52 am | by Uppsala University | Comments

The sheet has a unique layered internal architecture resembling that of the French puff pastry.


Genital Size Doesn't Matter—for Fish

May 18, 2016 9:45 am | by Australian National University | Comments

Big isn't always better when it comes to the size of male genitals.


IBM Scientists Achieve Storage Memory Breakthrough

May 18, 2016 9:05 am | by IBM | Comments

For the first time, scientists at IBM Research have demonstrated reliably storing 3 bits of data per cell using a relatively new memory technology.  


Judge: East Greenwich Man Can Resume Clinical Cancer Trial

May 18, 2016 4:00 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A federal judge has ruled in favor of a terminally ill college student from East Greenwich seeking to resume a recently discontinued clinical cancer trial. 


Peering into Tissue Stiffness with VIPA-Based Brillouin Spectroscopy

May 17, 2016 12:50 pm | by American Institute of Physics | Comments

At a microscopic level, every material contains spontaneous sound waves—acoustic phonons—that have properties dependent on the material's mechanical properties.

High-Power Prismatic Devices Could Expand Visual Fields

May 17, 2016 12:45 pm | by Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary | Comments

Researchers have designed three new eyeglasses using high-power prisms to optimally expand the visual fields of patients with hemianopia.


Chemical Emitted by Trees Can Impact Ozone Levels

May 17, 2016 12:40 pm | by Washington University in St. Louis | Comments

Hydrocarbons can interact with human-influenced emissions, and in the presence of sunlight, create a cocktail of pollutants.


Skull Condition Thought Extinct is Actually Widespread

May 17, 2016 12:35 pm | by North Carolina State University | Comments

Some forensic anthropologists thought the skull condition called cribra orbitalia was a thing of the past.


Self-Healing, Flexible Electronic Material Restores Functions After Many Breaks

May 17, 2016 9:30 am | by Pennsylvania State University | Comments

Electronic materials have been a major stumbling block for the advance of flexible electronics because existing materials do not function well after breaking and healing.   


Evolutionary 'Probables' a Positive Step

May 17, 2016 9:20 am | by Rice University | Comments

Scientists have advanced their method for determining the most likely ways genes have evolved over eons, both within and across species.


Zoetis Launches New Doggy Med for Noise-Related Anxiety

May 16, 2016 6:00 pm | by By Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press | Comments

Fido and Spot may not have to cower under the bed this summer when fireworks and thunderstorms hit.


Loneliness Hurts—Senior Health About More Than Disease

May 16, 2016 4:00 pm | by By Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press | Comments

Grandma's cholesterol is OK, but maybe the doctor should be asking about her social life, too. 


Tiny Ocean Organism Has Big Role in Climate Regulation

May 16, 2016 12:05 pm | by University of Exeter | Comments

A group of bacteria have an important function in stabilizing the Earth's atmosphere.


Technique Makes Highly Efficient, Secure Holograms

May 16, 2016 11:58 am | by Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences | Comments

The three-dimensional images are a ubiquitous part of our lives.


A.I. Replaces Physicists

May 16, 2016 11:52 am | by Australian National Laboratory | Comments

Are physicists putting themselves out of a job by using artificial intelligence to run a complex experiment?



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