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Kangaroos Chew Over Evolutionary Theory

April 18, 2016 10:13 am | by Flinders University | Comments

What if snakes could grow legs, or chickens develop teeth, or humans re-evolve tails like our primate ancestors?  


Nanomaterial to Drive New Generation of Solar Cells

April 18, 2016 10:08 am | by Australian National University | Comments

Physicists have discovered radical new properties in a nanomaterial that opens new possibilities for highly efficient thermophotovoltaic cells, which could one day harvest heat in the dark and turn it into electricity.  


Tiger Countries Agree to Preserve Big-Cat Habitats

April 15, 2016 10:00 pm | by By Katy Daigle, Associated Press | Comments

Nations with wild tiger populations have agreed to do more to protect tiger habitats that are shrinking drastically because of deforestation and urban sprawl, conservationists said Friday.


Mothers' Milk & Infant Gut Microbiota—An Ancient Symbiosis

April 15, 2016 3:02 pm | by American Society for Microbiology | Comments

A team researchers has identified the compound in the milk that supplies nourishment to newborns and has shown that it can be obtained from cow's milk.   


Graphene-Based Sensor Detects Harmful Air Pollution in the Home

April 15, 2016 2:51 pm | by University of Southampton | Comments

Scientists have developed a graphene-based sensor and switch that can detect harmful air pollution in the home with very low power consumption.  


Generation of Tailored Magnetic Materials

April 15, 2016 8:40 am | by University of Geneva | Comments

Every day, new technologies require more precision in the intrinsic properties of the materials used.


Deep in the Virtual World: A Newbie's First Brush with VR

April 15, 2016 8:35 am | by Mae Anderson, AP Tech Writer | Comments

The writer discusses her first experience with the revolutionary technology.


A New System for Color Vision?

April 15, 2016 8:35 am | by California Institute of Technology | Comments

The swirling skies of Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night illustrate a mystery that has eluded biologists for more than a century.


Using Methane Rather Than Flaring It

April 15, 2016 8:34 am | by ETH Zurich | Comments

Chemists have found a new, direct way to convert gaseous methane into liquid methanol.


New Tests for Choosing Right Hep C Drug Could Save Money

April 14, 2016 6:00 pm | by By Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press | Comments

New tests designed to help doctors pick the right hepatitis C medicine for patients could mean faster cures and lower costs. 


Brain Mapping Tool 20 Times More Powerful than Previous Version

April 14, 2016 12:34 pm | by Salk Institute | Comments

This tool improves upon a technique called rabies virus tracing, which was originally developed in the Callaway lab at Salk and is commonly used to map neural connections.


Team Revs Up Connected-Vehicle Technology

April 14, 2016 12:26 pm | by University of Arizona College of Engineering | Comments

For all their anti-theft, fuel efficiency and satellite radio features, even the priciest new cars still travel on roads using decades-old traffic management technology.


Nanotubes Assemble! Introducing 'Teslaphoresis'

April 14, 2016 12:20 pm | by Rice University | Comments

Scientists have discovered that the strong force field emitted by a Tesla coil causes carbon nanotubes to self-assemble into long wires, a phenomenon they call "Teslaphoresis."


Coding & Computers Help Spot Methane, Explosives

April 14, 2016 12:15 pm | by Duke University | Comments

A modern twist on an old technology could soon help detect rogue methane leaks, hidden explosives and much more. 


Team Bolsters Theory that Sexual Reproduction Protects Against Threats

April 14, 2016 10:07 am | by University of Iowa | Comments

Leave it to evolutionary biologists to name a theory from a line in Alice in Wonderland.



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