Can memory save elephants from climate change?

2017-12-22 01:01:07
ByCatherineBrahic(Image:CharlesFoley)Whatisthebestassetelephantshaveforresistingclimatechange?Possiblytheirlegendarilypowerfulmemory
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Quantum strangeness breaks the light barrier

2017-12-19 03:01:04
(Image:stock.xchng)INTHEweirdworldofquantummechanics
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Red dwarfs may host habitable worlds

2017-12-18 01:01:36
ByDavidShigaTHEsearchforfarawayplanetsthatcouldharbourlifeisgettingwarmer.Ahandfulofred-dwarfstarshavebeenfoundwithringsofdustydebrisaroundthemthatappeartobethesignatureofplanetformation.Thefindingiss
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Shock absorbers to quell NASA rocket's vibrations

2017-12-17 06:01:16
ByRachelCourtlandAtwo-tieredsystemofshockabsorberscanquelldangerousvibrationproblemsonNASA’sfutureAresIrocket
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Guantanamo prompts psychologists' soul-searching

2017-12-14 03:01:44
GuantanamoBayhasbecomeaninternationalsymbolforhumanrightsabuse.NowpsychologistsaretryingtodecideifitisethicalforthemtoattendinterrogationsattheUSmilitarybase.LastyeartheAmericanPsychologicalAssociatio
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Why US must invest against climate change

2017-12-12 07:01:42
ByNewScientiststaffandReutersEightscientificorganisationshaveurgedthenextUSpresidenttohelpprotectthecountryfromclimatechangebypushingforincreasedfundingforresearchandforecasting.Theorganisationssayabo
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Nuclear reactors on rockets may fuel future crewed trips to Mars

2017-12-10 04:01:08
NASAByLeahCraneNASAisworkingonanuclearrocket.Thespaceagencyhassignedan$18.8millioncontractwithBWXTechnologies
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Invention: Flat-panel ion thrusters

2017-12-10 04:01:06
ByJustinMullinsYoumaythinkspacecraftthrustersneedtobebigandpowerful
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Bugs lead drug-hunters to medicinal treasure

2017-12-09 04:01:05
ByCatherineBrahic(Image:DonaldWindsor)Ifyou’relookingformedicinalplantsinthejungle
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Penguin tail feathers reveal secrets of where they swim for food

2017-12-08 02:01:13
M.TimothyO'Keefe/AlamyStockPhotoByRachelBaxterAtechniquefromforensicsciencecouldrevolutionisethetrackingofmarinespeciessuchaspenguins.Ithasbeenusedtouncoverexactlywheremorethan100ofthebirdsswiminsearc
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Phoenix Mars lander bakes third soil sample

2017-12-06 08:01:22
ByDevinPowell(Image:NASA/JPL/UniversityofArizona)ThePhoenixlanderisstudyingitsthirdsampleofMartiansoilinanonboardoven.Theresultsmayconfirmthepresenceofachemicalcalledperchlorate
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Planets without metal cores may be bad for life

2017-12-04 03:01:46
ByKerThanSomeplanetsbeyondoursolarsystemmightberockylikeEarth
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Senator questions FBI's anthrax evidence

2017-12-01 06:01:35
ByDeboraMacKenzieTheargumentovertheUSanthraxattacksof2001lookssettocontinue
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Craving fatty food? Blame it on childhood illness

2017-11-22 02:01:24
NEXTtimeyouguiltilydevourapotoficecream
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Eleven new streams of stars found in Milky Way

2017-11-21 01:01:21
ByRachelCourtlandElevennewstreamsofstarsmayhavebeenspottedintheMilkyWayinasurveyofaquartermillionstars.ThestreamsmayprovidenewforensicevidenceoftheMilkyWay’sviolence
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80% of British biofuels are unsustainable

2017-11-19 05:01:15
ByFredPearceBiofuelshavereceivedanotherenvironmentalblackmark.AsurveycommissionedbytheUKgovernmentfoundthatover4litresinevery5suppliedatBritishpumpsfailtomeetbasicindustrystandardsforsustainableproduc
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Gentle approach could cripple drug-resistant bugs

2017-11-19 05:01:02
ByEwenCallawayAnexperimentaldrugthatdoesn’tkillbacteria
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Computer model of bees probes the hive mind

2017-11-18 04:01:12
ByDavidRobsonGIVENachoicebetweentwodifferentflowerbeds
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'Autistic' mice offer hope of genetic clues

2017-11-14 06:01:08
ByDevinPowellAstrainofnoisylaboratorymiceshowsallthesignsofautismthatareusedtodiagnosehumanbeings
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US military launches war on global warming

2017-11-13 04:01:06
ByReutersandNewScientiststaffTheUSmilitaryhasahistoryoffosteringchange
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Lethal parrot disease may be caused by horse virus

2017-11-11 01:01:17
ByEwenCallaway(Image:SusanClubb)Adevastatingparrotdiseasethathaspushedonespeciestothebrinkofextinctionmightbespreadbyanewly-discoveredvirus.Proventriculardilatationdisease–PDDforshort–deadensthenerve
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And on that farm the cows face north – says Google

2017-11-08 05:01:07
ByEwenCallawayTheycouldbetheworld’ssmelliestmagnets.GrazingcowstendtofacetheNorthandSouthPoles
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Test predicts the swing of floating voters

2017-11-08 04:01:03
BARACKOBAMAorJohnMcCain?FloatingvotersintheupcomingUSelectionmayalreadyhavemadeuptheirminds–theyjustdon’tknowityet.BertramGawronski
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Polygamy is the key to a long life

2017-11-05 08:01:06
ByEwenCallawayWanttolivealittlelonger?Getasecondwife.Newresearchsuggeststhatmenfrompolygamousculturesoutlivethosefrommonogamousones.Afteraccountingforsocioeconomicdifferences
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Gluttony – not laziness – to blame for obesity

2017-11-05 07:01:35
ByTamsinOsborneGreed–notsloth–mightberesponsiblefortheobesityepidemic
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Basketball pros read pinkies to call shots

2017-11-03 03:01:47
ByEwenCallawayProfessionalbasketballplayersreadpinkies
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Merck catches more flak over dangerous drug

2017-11-02 03:01:08
ByJimGilesItlookslikearegularreportofaclinicaltrial–itcontainstheusualmixofdata
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Superfood rice bran contains arsenic

2017-10-23 05:01:46
ByCatherineBrahicRicebran–aso-called“superfood”–mightcontaindangerousamountsofanaturalpoison.Anewstudysuggeststhatricebran
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Realistic special effects coming soon for home videos

2017-10-22 02:01:31
ByColinBarrasDigitalphotographersareusedtotinkeringwiththeirphotosathome.Now
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Solar System cloud sends giant comet our way

2017-10-17 04:01:29
AGIANTcometspottedbetweentheorbitsofUranusandNeptuneisthefirstobjectknowntohavecomefromanexoticpartofthesolarsystemcalledtheinnerOortcloud.The100-kilometre-widelumpoficewasspottedtwoyearsagoinanoddlye
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Hooting owls reveal motives of the dawn chorus

2017-10-16 04:01:12
ByMattKaplan(Image:DominiqueRobert)Thedawnchorus–whenmalebirdssingtheirheartsoutatsunrise–haspuzzledbiologistsforalmostaslongasithasinspiredpoetry.Thebirdsprobablydoittoshowofftofemales–butisitasi
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Springs to dampen NASA rocket's vibrations

2017-10-16 03:01:35
ByDavidShigaNASAwillincorporateasystemofspringsintoitsfutureAresIrockettopreventpotentiallydeadlyvibrationsfromshakingtheastronautsitcarries
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Lab-grown tendons gradually fade to bone

2017-10-16 02:01:23
ByKurtKleinerTissueengineeringcanproducetendons
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Atmospheric homes of elves and sprites revealed

2017-10-15 01:01:28
ByNoraSchultzAthree-yearspacesurveyhasproducedthefirstdetailedglobalguidetothelocationofelves
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US boasts of laser weapon's 'plausible deniability'

2017-10-14 08:01:43
ByDavidHamblingAnairbornelaserweapondubbedthe“long-rangeblowtorch”hastheaddedbenefitthattheUScouldconvincinglydenyanyinvolvementwiththedestructionitcauses
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Robot aircraft will ride thermals to save fuel

2017-10-12 03:01:14
Gliderpilotsharnessupward-movingthermalaircurrentstokeepthemaloftforhours
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Pollutants cause birds to sing tainted love songs

2017-10-10 02:01:18
ByEwenCallawayTracesofachemicalonceusedbypowerplantsleavebirdslookingfit
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Georgian conflict threatens space station

2017-10-06 03:01:20
TheconsequencesoftheconflictinGeorgiamayreverberateallthewaytotheInternationalSpaceStation.Withthespaceshuttlefleetheadingforretirementin2010
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Elephant seals recruited to monitor sea ice

2017-10-05 01:01:04
YOUmightthinkmaleelephantsealsareodd-lookingenoughwithoutpolarresearchersglueingaboxofelectronicsensorstothetopoftheirheads.Whiletheboxesdonothingfortheseals’looks,
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Mystery killer disease may be spread by vampire bats

2017-10-04 08:01:09
ByEwenCallaway(Image:Wikimediacommons)Amysteriousillnesshaskilledatleast38peopleinaremotepatchofSouthAmericanrainforestinrecentmonths.Most
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Gyroscopic space robot avoids negative reactions

2017-10-04 07:01:23
ByKurtKleinerVideo:Watchresearcherstestthenewroboticarm(Image:CornellUniversity)OnEarthyoumaybarelynoticeNewton’sthirdlaw
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Simulation shows stars form around black holes after all

2017-10-03 07:01:22
ByRachelCourtlandVideo:Whengasspiralsaroundamassiveblackhole
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First object seen from solar system's inner Oort cloud

2017-10-03 07:01:10
ByJeffHechtAddyetanothernewclassofobjectstothesolarsystem’sgrowingbestiary–thefirstknownvisitorfromtheinnerpartoftheOortcloud.ManycometsoriginateintheouterOortcloud
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Penguins dumping arsenic in Antarctica

2017-10-02 05:01:27
ByCatherineBrahicPenguinguanoisn’tusuallyconsideredanenvironmentalhazard.Yet
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Merck catches more flak over painkiller

2017-09-26 05:01:10
ITLOOKSlikearegularclinicaltrial
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Robotic observatory in Antarctica shuts down

2017-09-24 01:01:03
ByRachelCourtland(Image:UniversityofNewSouthWales)AroboticobservatorydesignedtotesttheastronomicalobservingconditionsataremoteAntarcticplateauhaslostpowerafter204daysofoperation.Theprojectmayberesusc
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'The cure is not to reduce the price'

2017-09-23 07:01:41
“Babyboomershavethisperceptionthatmarijuanaisaboutfunandfreedom.Itisn’t;it’saboutdependency
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Tech-savvy Neanderthals couldn't blame their tools

2017-09-23 07:01:10
ByEwenCallaway(Image:MetinEren)Neanderthalstockisontherise.Aslewofrecentstudieshavearguedthatthenot-quitemodernhumanshunted
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Yellowstone supervolcano is strangely cool

2017-09-20 03:01:33
THEsupervolcanobeneathYellowstoneNationalParkinWyomingisnotashotasexpected
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'Beer goggles' are real – it's official

2017-09-20 03:01:27
ByPeterAldhousTHEnexttimeyouhearsomeoneblaming“beergoggles”fortheirbehaviour
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