(Reuters) - An environmental activist group has filed a legal petition with the U.S. Department of Agriculture seeking new rules that would enhance job protection for government scientists whose research questions the safety of farm chemicals.
If you think there's not much beach space left in Waikiki right now, chances are it's going to be a lot worse in 35 years. Scientists at the University of Hawaii’s School of Ocean and Earth Sciences and Technology (SOEST) studied data...Show More Summary
Why do men do the things they do? What do men want? Why do they beard?Slow your questions: A new paper about male primates, published in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior, addresses all of this business. Scientists at the University of Western Australia examined 154 species of primates. They found that... More »
The ASAPScience guys have finally weighed in on the popular topic of bee extinction in their new video and what it means for us and the rest of the world should they go extinct. Scientists have claimed the extinction of...
Scientists are finding that the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) can evolve and replicate itself inside patients’ brains — establishing a treatment-resistant viral outpost — even early in the infection process. The new information, researchers say, highlights the importance of...
The motion of coins in a "Penny Pusher" carnival game is similar to the movement of cells in the eye's lens, it turns out. This new insight may help scientists understand how the eye maintains its precise shape -- critical for clear vision -- and how cataracts develop.
On Valentine's Day of last year, workers at the only permanent underground nuclear waste storage facility in the United States had to be evacuated after an explosion caused radiation to leak into New Mexico's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. Show More Summary
Scientists have developed a new vaccine to treat Ebola that uses an inactivated whole virus to hopefully provide a broader and more robust immune response.
(Reuters) - A radiation leak at an underground nuclear waste dump in New Mexico was caused by "chemically incompatible" contents, including kitty litter, that reacted inside a barrel of waste causing it to rupture, scientists said on Thursday.
Virtual reality is the new reality. Woah. Michael Abrash, the chief scientist for Facebook's Oculus, took the stage during day two of the F8 Developer Conference in San Francisco to blow everyone's mind with some trippy optical illusions. These...Show More Summary
A new study by Anupam Jaina, Rakhi N Kb, and Ganesh Baglerb published on Cornell University‘s arXiv.org explains why Indian food is so delicious, and how it differs from Western cuisine. The study looked at over 2,000 recipes from the site Tarla Dalal to examine what ingredients were used together. What they found was that Indian recipes […]
Scientists announced the discovery of 30 new types of heat-tolerant beans that can beat the worst-case scenarios for global warming. The post New Heat-Resistant Beans Could Stave Off Hunger In A Warming World appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Climate scientists should boost their credibility by cutting down on air travel, a new report argues
Taking our understanding of quantum matter to new levels, scientists are exposing high-temperature superconductors to very high magnetic fields, changing the temperature at which the materials become perfectly conducting and revealing unique properties of these substances.
Scientists say our brains may not be as complicated as we once thought -- and they're using sea slugs to prove it. “This research introduces new methods for pulling apart neural circuits to expose their inner building blocks. Our methods could be used to help understand how brain networks change in disease states and how drugs act to restore normal brain function,” authors say.
Scientists have long known that beards can make a man seem more dominant and masculine. Now provocative new research involving monkeys shows that male facial hair is more elaborate in social groups involving intense competition for rank,...Show More Summary
We previously reported on PRODIGI, a handheld autofluorescence imaging platform for real-time detection and tracking of bacterial infections in wounds. Canadian molecular imaging scientist Dr. Ralph DaCosta and colleagues at the Princess...Show More Summary
Autism rates are twice as high for children conceived using assisted reproductive technology like in vitro fertilization, scientists found in a new study of nearly 6 million California children.
Scientists have found a new way to make chemotherapy more effective against breast cancer cells. They show that blocking a cellular quality control mechanism before administering chemotherapy makes breast cancer cells die faster than when they were exposed to chemotherapy alone. Show More Summary
Good news if you're hooked on chocolate. Researchers from Ghent University in Belgium and the University of Ghana have developed a new technique for making chocolate that results in it being both healthier and more flavorful. The technique...Show More Summary