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288P is an asteroid that has turned out to be a widely spaced pair which shows comet-like behavior when in its closest part of its... [Read More]
An eight-year-old girl has co-authored a peer reviewed paper about the way social media can be used to support budding young scientists. [Read More]
African termite mounds manage remarkable temperature and gas stability in their centres, even while temperatures range widely outside, offering potential i... [Read More]
For the first time, we have accurate figures for the prevalence of a disease in England in the 18th Century, showing how much healthier the... [Read More]
The brain cascade that helps fruit flies learn to accept rejection has been identified, as well as a way to turn it back on if... [Read More]
The oldest document we have using a symbol for zero has been redated and found to have been created centuries apart, with parts that are... [Read More]
The identification of the process by which ancient parchments become discolored and hard to read could help us work out how to protect vulnerable documents... [Read More]
British naval charts from the 18th Century have proven a boon to marine biologists, recording the locations of reefs and showing where lost coral once... [Read More]
Staff at the Environment Protection Agency report that grants have been rejected on political grounds by unqualified appointees. [Read More]
African wild dogs have a unique method for deciding when the pack wants to move - they count the sneezes, although who is sneezing matters... [Read More]
A series of explosions at Mount Takahe, Antarctica, appear to have caused ozone depletion 17,700 years ago, contributing to an accelerated end to the last... [Read More]
An attempt to run a live vaccine trial for Herpes on St. Kitts to evade FDA regulations has been rejected by reviewers and sparked anger... [Read More]
Wetlands reduced the damage from Hurricane Sandy by $625 million, and would have done much more if those in the most important places still existed... [Read More]
Up to a 100,000 people die each year from snake bites, and many more are crippled for life, yet little aid money is spent on... [Read More]
Although similar in size, age and brightness, each of the seven brightest Pleiades shows a different variability pattern. [Read More]
Corals build particles inside their tissues before adding them to their skeletons, a swifter method than molecule-by-molecule addition... [Read More]
Tweeting during candidate debates helps people remember more of what has been said, rather than distracting them so they forget... [Read More]
Zebrafish have been shown to self-administer opioids, providing a model that might be cheaper and more flexible than rats for addiction studies... [Read More]
Bacteria, yeast, and viruses are all more likely to mutate at low than high densities, offering a possible path to slowing antibiotic resistance. [Read More]
A 3,700 year-old clay tablet is thought to have been a trigonometric table, revealing that the Babylonians did maths differently from the ancient Greeks an... [Read More]