Scientists determine how to produce ultra-thin 'diamond nanothreads'
Scientists determine how to produce ultra-thin 'diamond nanothreads'
Scientists have discovered how to construct ultra-thin "diamond nanothreads" that promise extraordinary properties.
Researchers discover new hadrosaur with humongous nose
Researchers discover new hadrosaur with humongous nose
First excavated in the 1990s from Utah's Neslen formation, Rhinorex had been studied mostly for its well-preserved skin impressions.
Novel optical sensor leads to new robots
Novel optical sensor leads to new robots
Recently, a team of scientists at MIT and Northeastern University has equipped a robot with an optical sensor enabling the machine to demonstrate "unprecedented dexterity," according to a news release from the MIT News Office.
Antarctic sea ice set to smash record
Antarctic sea ice set to smash record
The Arctic, on the other hand, continues to lose ice.
People drink more alcohol when they exercise, researchers say
Jonathan Marker - 5 hours ago
People are more likely to drink alcoholic beverages on days when they are more active – typically, Thursdays to Sundays.
 
New research highlights health risks of climate change
Jonathan Marker - 5 hours ago
The study reviews the science behind some of the current and projected climate-related health risks.
 
Scientists determine how to produce ultra-thin 'diamond nanothreads'
Jonathan Marker - 10 hours ago
Scientists have discovered how to construct ultra-thin "diamond nanothreads" that promise extraordinary properties.
 
Healthy lifestyle choices can prevent 80 percent of heart attacks in men
Jonathan Marker - 12 hours ago
The researchers discovered a clear reduction in risk for heart attack for each individual lifestyle factor the participants practiced.
 
Surprised researchers find carbon emissions are not cause of warmer temperatures along US West Coast
Delila Ledwith - 20 hours ago
A new study finds that shifting wind patterns are the sole cause of warming coastal temperatures along the West Coast.
 
Population of California sea otters barely climbs above last year's figures
Joe Chivers - 21 hours ago
The population of the endangered creature has refused to increase by any steady rate, in a situation which is puzzling scientists.
 
MIT researchers engineer wound-healing adhesive from bacteria and mussel proteins
Joe Chivers - 23 hours ago
It is thought that the adhesive is the strongest of its kind ever made, could repair ships and help heal wounds.
 
Dry-roasting process believed to trigger peanut allergies
Jonathan Marker - Sep 22, 2014
Earlier studies showed that roasting modifies peanut proteins leading to altered recognition by the immune system, but they did not show that roasted peanuts can trigger an allergic immune response.
 
Decline in wind may impact predator-prey balance
Jonathan Marker - Sep 22, 2014
Slower natural wind speeds could decrease the amount of pesticide required to keep soybean aphids from wrecking harvests.
 
Researchers discover new hadrosaur with humongous nose
Jonathan Marker - Sep 22, 2014
First excavated in the 1990s from Utah's Neslen formation, Rhinorex had been studied mostly for its well-preserved skin impressions.
 
Surprise: Man billed $117,000 by doctor he didn't know
Ross Cronkrite - Sep 21, 2014
"I thought I understood the risks," the man told The New York Times.
 
Novel optical sensor leads to new robots
Chiamaka Nwakeze - Sep 20, 2014
Recently, a team of scientists at MIT and Northeastern University has equipped a robot with an optical sensor enabling the machine to demonstrate "unprecedented dexterity," according to a news release from the MIT News Office.
 
Spouse's personality influences career success, researchers say
Lea Clay - Sep 20, 2014
Researchers found that the most successful working participants were in partnerships with a conscientious spouse.
 
Report: Nurse agrees to take in dying mother's 8-year-old son
Lea Clay - Sep 20, 2014
Both of her parents had passed away from cancer and the father "wasn't a constant in his life."
 
Antarctic sea ice set to smash record
Ross Cronkrite - Sep 20, 2014
The Arctic, on the other hand, continues to lose ice.
 
100,000 folks expected to turn out Sept. 21 for The People's Climate March
Delila Ledwith - Sep 19, 2014
Advocacy for the global reduction of carbon emissions may become a full-fledged social movement with The People's Climate March on Sunday.
 
Marine ecosystems affected by variability in coastal upwelling
Delila Ledwith - Sep 19, 2014
Tree ring data has helped scientists better understand variations in coastal upwellng and their effect on the growth and reproduction of marine life.
 
Researchers developing amazing skin-like space suits
Jonathan Marker - Sep 19, 2014
Although skintight spacesuits have been proposed in the past, the persistent design hurdle has been finding a feasible way to squeeze in and out of a pressurized suit that is engineered to be extremely tight.
 
Single dose of antidepressant changes the brain within three hours
Jonathan Marker - Sep 19, 2014
The researchers' whole-brain network analysis shows that one dose of the SSRI reduces the level of built-in connectivity in most parts of the brain.
 
Obama declares war on superbugs
Jonathan Marker - Sep 19, 2014
In the absence of effective antibiotics, healthcare providers will no longer be able to treat bacterial infections reliably and rapidly.
 
Report: World population to hit 11 billion by 2100
Jonathan Marker - Sep 19, 2014
The majority of the anticipated growth is in Africa, where population is projected to quadruple from approximately 1 billion today to 4 billion by the end of the century.
 
Fewer than fifty percent in U.S. get flu shots, CDC says
Lea Clay - Sep 19, 2014
The flu virus kills more than 30,000 people yearly worldwide.
 
Global temperatures during August 2014 were highest on record, NOAA says
Delila Ledwith - Sep 18, 2014
Most regions of the world saw record-high temperatures in August.
 
NASA picks SpaceX and Boeing for $6.8 billion in 'space taxi' contracts
Delila Ledwith - Sep 18, 2014
NASA's new space shuttle contracts with Boeing and SpaceX may end Russia's monopoly on astronaut transport to and from the International Space Station.
 
A puzzle: Antarctic sea ice grows to record high while Arctic sea ice shrinks
Delila Ledwith - Sep 18, 2014
Scientists solve the enigma of why ice sheets in the Antarctic are at record highs despite warmer temperatures.
 
Report: Crest to remove plastic microbeads from toothpaste
Lea Clay - Sep 18, 2014
The microbeads, also common in facial scrubs, are flowing into large bodies of water including the Great Lakes and have most recently been found in some of the fish intended for human ingestion.
 
NASA's Maven spacecraft to reach Mars this weekend
Jonathan Marker - Sep 18, 2014
The spacecraft's mission timeline will place the spacecraft in orbit at approximately 9:50 p.m. EDT Sunday.
 
Astronomers discover smallest known galaxy with a supermassive black hole
Jonathan Marker - Sep 18, 2014
A small galaxy named M60-UCD1 has a black hole with a mass equal to 21 million suns.
 
Researchers: Modern Europeans descended from three groups of ancestors
Jonathan Marker - Sep 18, 2014
Now, researchers have now documented a genetic contribution from a third ancestor: Ancient North Eurasians.
 
Fireball meteor soared above Eastern US, 'turned night into day'
Joe Chivers - Sep 17, 2014
The phenomena was reported from Virginia to New Hampshire, and was even seen in central Ohio.
 
Modern European gene pool is from three sources, new study finds
Joe Chivers - Sep 17, 2014
Researchers have discovered that the modern European gene pool comes from three source groups who were in the area over 7000 years ago.
 
Artificial sweeteners may increase diabetes risk, researchers say
Lea Clay - Sep 17, 2014
The team found that the mice consuming non-caloric artificial sweeteners tended to develop glucose intolerance.
 
'Tornado Alley' seeing earlier tornadoes than half-century ago
Delila Ledwith - Sep 17, 2014
People living in 'Tornado Alley' states should prepare for an earlier tornado season, experts say.
 
Researchers to use exosuit to explore ancient wreck off Greece
Joe Chivers - Sep 17, 2014
The ship has already yielded an incredibly significant find, the Antikythera Mechanism, thought to be one of the first computers, which was used to track and predict the movement of stars and eclipses, and dates to the 2nd Century BCE.
 
U.S. bellies are expanding fast, CDC says
Lea Clay - Sep 17, 2014
Based on the study's findings, by the year 2012, 54 percent of Americans were abdominally obese by contrast to the 1999 value of 46 percent.
 
Dinosaur-killing meteorite helped forests bloom
Jonathan Marker - Sep 17, 2014
Researchers studied about 1,000 fossilized plant leaves collected from a location in southern North Dakota.
 
Boeing, SpaceX contracted to develop 'space taxis' for NASA
Jonathan Marker - Sep 17, 2014
The agency announced its selection of Boeing and SpaceX to transport U.S. crews to and from the space station using their CST-100 and Crew Dragon spacecraft, respectively, with a target of ending the nation's sole reliance on Russia in 2017.
 
1.3 billion-year-old Martian meteorite helps make case for possibility of life on Mars
Jonathan Marker - Sep 17, 2014
These findings are important because they add to mounting evidence that beneath the surface, Mars does provide all the conditions for life to have formed and evolved.
 
Keystone XL would likely increase oil sands production, greenhouse gas emissions
Jonathan Marker - Sep 17, 2014
To assist in gauging the effect of KXL on the climate, Near Zero surveyed a variety of oil sands experts about the impact of KXL on future oil sands production.
 
Study: Early Earth less hellish than previously thought
Jonathan Marker - Sep 17, 2014
Zircon studies revealed that the Hadean Earth was not the equally hellish place previously imagined.