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Synthetic biologists hack bacterial sensors
Synthetic biologists have hacked bacterial sensing with a plug-and-play system that could be used to mix-and-match tens of ...
Bonobo mothers help their sons to have more offspring
New research finds that bonobo mothers take action to ensure their sons will become fathers. This way bonobo mothers increase ...
Giant impact caused difference between Moon's hemispheres
The stark difference between the Moon's heavily-cratered farside and the lower-lying open basins of the Earth-facing nearside ...
Gas insulation could be protecting an ocean inside Pluto
Computer simulations provide compelling evidence that an insulating layer of gas hydrates could keep a subsurface ocean from ...
Dietary cholesterol or egg consumption do not increase the risk of stroke, Finnish study finds
A new study Finland shows that a moderately high intake of dietary cholesterol or consumption of up to one egg per day is not ...
'Spider-like senses' could help autonomous machines see better
Researchers are building 'spidey senses' into the shells of autonomous cars and drones so that they could detect and avoid ...
How Earth's mantle is like a Jackson Pollock painting
New research paints an intricate picture of Earth's mantle as a geochemically diverse mosaic, far different from the ...
Counter-intuitive climate change solution
A seemingly counterintuitive approach -- converting one greenhouse gas into another -- holds promise for returning the ...
How a member of a family of light-sensitive proteins adjusts skin color
Researchers have found that opsin 3 -- a protein closely related to rhodopsin, the protein that enables low-light vision -- ...
Earliest evidence of the cooking and eating of starch
New discoveries made at the Klasies River Cave in South Africa's southern Cape, where charred food remains from hearths were ...
Scientists succeed in testing potential brain-based method to diagnose autism
Scientists have taken the first step in developing an objective, brain-based test to diagnose autism. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), the team was able to measure the response of ...
New method to predict the vulnerability of ecosystems
The susceptibility of ecosystems to disruption depends on a lot of factors that can't all be grasped. A new method provides ...