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Fossils May Reveal 20-Million-Year History of Penguins in Australia

April 27, 2016 10:57 am | by PLOS | Comments

Multiple dispersals of penguins reached Australia after the continent split from Antarctica, including 'giant penguins' that may have lived there after they went extinct elsewhere, according to a study.


New R&D Pact Seeks Cure for Aging-Related Diseases

April 27, 2016 10:51 am | by Ryan Bushey, Digital Editor | Comments

Google’s Calico, an institution with a mysterious mission to “cure death” could have competition from a new collaboration between Ascentage Pharma and Unity Biotechnology.


Proteomics Method Measures Carbon Uptake of Marine Microbes

April 27, 2016 10:44 am | by American Society for Microbiology | Comments

A team of researchers led by microbiologists describe a successful trial of a new method of identifying the carbon uptake of specific marine bacterioplankton taxa. 


Bioreactors Ready for The Big Time

April 27, 2016 8:00 am | by University of Illinois | Comments

Design, temprature, and seasonal changes are important factors for bioreactor performance.


Secrets of Deadly Virus Family Revealed

April 27, 2016 7:45 am | by The Scripps Research Institute | Comments

The new view of the virus came with some big surprises.


Discovery Could Lead to Quieter Jet Planes

April 27, 2016 7:30 am | by American Institute of Physics | Comments

Researchers find new turbulence physics that explain why jet noise is so loud. 


Large Wildlife Important for Carbon Storage in Tropical Forests

April 26, 2016 1:07 pm | by National Centre for Biological Sciences | Comments

Declines of large mammals and birds due to hunting and forest disturbance, and consequent declines of tree species that they disperse, constitute a global conservation problem.


Scientists Provide New Insights into Gene Regulation

April 26, 2016 1:02 pm | by University of Leicester | Comments

The study focuses on three protein components that make up the core of the NuRD complex.


Flipping a Chemical Switch Helps Perovskite Solar Cells Beat the Heat

April 26, 2016 12:57 pm | by Brown University | Comments

An international team of researchers has demonstrated how to flip a chemical switch that converts one type of perovskite into another.


Atomic Magnets Use Hydrogen, Graphene

April 26, 2016 12:52 pm | by Elhuyar Fundazioa | Comments

Ever since 2004 when it was first possible to obtain graphene, laboratories across the world have been trying to add magnetism to the long list of properties of this purely two-dimensional material. 


Superfast Light Source Made from Artificial Atom

April 26, 2016 9:43 am | by University of Copenhagen | Comments

Latest research results show that light sources can be made much faster by using a principle that was predicted theoretically in 1954. 


Researchers Create Artificial Protein to Control Assembly of Buckyballs

April 26, 2016 9:25 am | by Dartmouth College | Comments

A scientist and his collaborators have created an artificial protein that organizes new materials at the nanoscale.


Muscular Dystrophy Drug Falls Short at High-Stakes Meeting

April 25, 2016 8:00 pm | by By Matthew Perrone, Associated Press | Comments

Federal health advisers have sided against an experimental treatment for muscular dystrophy, the latest in a series of setbacks for the Sarepta Therapeutics' drug. 


Climate Change Threatens Iran's Great Salt Lake

April 25, 2016 1:23 pm | by International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis | Comments

A new study shows that under scenarios of moderate or intense climate change, the current plan will not be sufficient to protect the lake.


Gene-Detecting Technology Brings Resilient Super Wheat Closer to Reality

April 25, 2016 1:16 pm | by John Innes Centre | Comments

Effective use of these resistance genes in wheat could increase global yields and vastly reduce the need for agro-chemical applications.



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