Latest News

Filters:

  • (Press "esc" to clear)

Science

Channels:

Keywords:

The Physics of Fizziness

If you’ve ever raised a glass of champagne in celebration, you may have noticed tiny bubbles bursting on its surface. But did you know this little event, which is commonly seen in much greater scale on the ocean’s surface, involves a fascinating facet of physics?

View | Comment

Science

Channels:

Keywords:

Tropical Inspiration for an Icy Problem

6-anti-icing.jpg

Ice poses major impediments to winter travel, accumulating on car windshields and airplane wings and causing countless unsuspecting pedestrians to dramatically lose their balance. A team of researchers from Arizona State University (ASU) has developed a new way to prevent ice buildup on surfaces like airplane wings, finding inspiration in an unusual source: the poison dart frog.

View | Comment

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

Suicide Risk Falls Substantially After Talk Therapy

Repeat suicide attempts and deaths by suicide were roughly 25 percent lower among a group of Danish people who underwent voluntary short-term psychosocial counseling after a suicide attempt, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health-led research suggests.

View | Comment

Medicine

Keywords:

Developing a Noninvasive Test for Endometriosis

Researchers at UC San Francisco have identified patterns of genetic activity that can be used to diagnose endometriosis and its severity, a finding that may offer millions of women an alternative to surgery through a simple noninvasive procedure.

View | Comment

Science

Channels:

Keywords:

For Important Tumor-Suppressing Protein, Context Is Key

Berkeley Lab scientists have learned new details about how an important tumor-suppressing protein, called p53, binds to the human genome. As with many things in life, they found that context makes a big difference.

View | Comment

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

Top UAB Doc Pledges Proceeds From Second Novel to Diabetes Research

Stephen_Russell_-1.jpg

In “Command & Control,” the second novel by Stephen Russell, fictional retired orthopedic surgeon Mackie McKay finds himself in the middle of an infectious disease outbreak — with Ebola as a backdrop

View | Comment

Science

Channels:

Keywords:

How the Hummingbird Achieves Its Aerobatic Feats

Although hummingbirds are much larger and stir up the air more violently as they move, the way that they fly is more closely related to flying insects than it is to other birds.

View | Comment

Science

Channels:

Scanning Robot Helps Put Insect Collections Online

RitaVelez.JPG

A robot capable of scanning a tray of insect specimens in a few minutes will help make the virtual images and tagging information available online, according to South Dakota State University entomologist Paul Johnson, director of the Severin-McDaniel Insect Research Collection. The InvertNet Project, led by the University of Illinois in Champaign, involves 23 universities and two natural history museums.

View | Comment

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

EMBARGOED

A reporter's PressPass is required to access this story until the embargo expires on 26-Nov-2014 12:00 PM EST

Science

Channels:

Keywords:

New Web Portal Displays West Coast Ocean Acidification Data

A new site displays real-time ocean acidification data for the open ocean and protected bays in Alaska, Washington, Oregon and California.

View | Comment