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Using an embryonic pause to save the date
A date palm seedling can pause its development to boost its resilience before emerging into the harsh desert environment. (2019-07-08)
How information is like snacks, money, and drugs -- to your brain
A new study by researchers at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business has found that information acts on the brain's dopamine-producing reward system in the same way as money or food. (2019-06-19)
Texas A&M researcher makes breakthrough discovery in stretchable electronics materials
With a wide range of healthcare, energy and military applications, stretchable electronics are revered for their ability to be compressed, twisted and conformed to uneven surfaces without losing functionality. (2019-05-29)
What we think we know -- but might not -- pushes us to learn more
Our doubts about what we think we know pique our curiosity and motivate us to learn more, according to new research from the University of California, Berkeley. (2019-05-23)
How the cytoplasm separates from the yolk
The segregation of yolk from the surrounding cytoplasm in the very early fish embryo is a key process for the development of the fish larva. (2019-05-09)
URI researchers: Offshore wind farm increased tourism on Block Island
Researchers at the University of Rhode Island who analyzed AirBnB rental data before and after construction of the Block Island Wind Farm have found that, contrary to some concerns, the turbines have increased tourism on the island. (2019-05-06)
Specialized plant cells regain stem-cell features to heal wounds
If plants are injured, cells adjacent to the wound fill the gaps with their daughter cells. (2019-05-02)
Cosmic dust reveals new insights on the formation of solar system
The study of a tiny grain of stardust -- older than our solar system -- is shining new light on how planetary systems are formed. (2019-04-29)
Living room conservation: Gaming & virtual reality for insect and ecosystem conservation
Gaming and virtual reality could bridge the gap between urban societies and nature, thereby paving the way to insect conservation by the means of education and participation. (2019-04-18)
Google searches reveal popular bird species
Cross-referencing a decade of Google searches and citizen science observations, researchers have determined which of 621 North American bird species are currently the most popular and which characteristics of species drive human interest. (2019-04-15)
Kennedy Krieger research scientist explores Leonardo da Vinci's knowledge of the brain
Jonathan Pevsner, PhD, professor and research scientist at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, wrote an article featured in the April edition of The Lancet titled, 'Leonardo da Vinci's studies of the brain.' In the piece, Pevsner highlights the exquisite drawings and curiosity, dedication and scientific rigor that led Leonardo to make penetrating insights into how the brain functions. (2019-04-11)
Research develops top tips to foster better relationships between scientists and business
University researchers and industry practitioners have developed lists of 'top tips' for businesses and academics to foster better relationships that could potentially benefit all parties. (2019-03-21)
New clue in curious case of cassowary casque
A team of Australian scientists has completed research that could help solve a 200-year-old mystery surrounding an iconic Australian bird. (2019-02-13)
Curiosity's first attempt at gravimetry advances martian geology
By cleverly repurposing a device onboard Curiosity normally used to detect the rover's movements on Mars to measure slight variations in gravitational fields instead, researchers have refined the understanding of how Gale crater and the mountain at its center formed. (2019-01-31)
Mars rover Curiosity makes first gravity-measuring traverse on the Red Planet
A clever use of non-science engineering data from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has let a team of researchers, including an Arizona State University graduate student, measure the density of rock layers in Gale Crater. (2019-01-31)
Scientists find 'new' science instrument on Mars rover Curiosity
NASA's Curiosity Rover may have been ambling around the Gale Crater on Mars for nearly seven years but scientists have found a way to use it for something new: making the first surface gravity measurements on a planet other than Earth. (2019-01-31)
New research uses Curiosity rover to measure gravity on Mars
A team of researchers repurposed navigational sensors aboard NASA's Curiosity rover, enabling the scientists to measure gravity on the lower slopes of Mount Sharp, a peak that rises from the center of Gale Crater. (2019-01-31)
Intellectual curiosity and confidence help children take on math and reading
Children's personalities may influence how they perform in math and reading, according to a study by psychology researchers at The University of Texas at Austin. (2018-12-19)
Stanford researcher deciphers flows that help bacteria feed and organize biofilms
Figuring out how bacteria bring in nutrients could point to ways of killing them without poison. (2018-12-12)
Teen personality traits linked to risk of death from any cause 50 years later
Personality traits evident as early as the teenage years may be linked to a heightened or lessened risk of death around 50 years later, suggests observational research of 'baby boomers,' published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. (2018-11-20)
The first rains in centuries in the Atacama Desert devastate its microbial life
The Atacama Desert, the driest and oldest desert on Earth, located in northern Chile, hides a hyper-arid core in which no rain has been recorded during the past 500 years. (2018-11-14)
Evidence of outburst flooding indicates plentiful water on early Mars
The presence of water on Mars has been theorized for centuries. (2018-11-03)
UCF selling experimental Martian dirt -- $20 a kilogram, plus shipping
The University of Central Florida is selling Martian dirt, $20 a kilogram plus shipping. (2018-09-28)
How a tiny Curiosity motor identified a massive Martian dust storm
When dust filled the Martian atmosphere during the recent planet-wide dust storm, observations were plentiful -- even from unlikely instruments. (2018-09-26)
Organic ferromagnetism: Trapping spins in the glassy state of an organic network structure
A team of researchers, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) presents alternative approaches for versatile future applications of plastic magnets. (2018-09-17)
Chemists make breakthrough on road to creating a rechargeable lithium-oxygen battery
Chemists from the University of Waterloo have successfully resolved two of the most challenging issues surrounding lithium-oxygen batteries, and in the process created a working battery with near 100 per cent coulombic efficiency. (2018-08-23)
Internet of Things technology can boost classroom learning and bridge gender divide
The use of Internet of Things devices in the classroom can have major educational benefits and appeal to both genders if designed and used in the right way, according to new research carried out by the University of Kent. (2018-08-16)
Ever gone to put your keys in the fridge, not the milk? New research sheds light on why
New research shows for the first time that forming a strong mental picture of a motor action can make a person involuntarily do it. (2018-07-23)
Gulf stream eddies as a source of iron
ETH researchers have fortuitously discovered that Gulf Stream eddies are rich in iron, and these eddies transport this essential micronutrient to the iron-poor North Atlantic Gyre. (2018-07-03)
What causes the sound of a dripping tap -- and how do you stop it?
Scientists have solved the riddle behind one of the most recognisable, and annoying, household sounds: the dripping tap. (2018-06-22)
Martian dust storm grows global: Curiosity captures photos of thickening haze
A storm of tiny dust particles has engulfed much of Mars over the last two weeks and prompted NASA's Opportunity rover to suspend science operations. (2018-06-20)
Mars exhumes methane on a seasonal cycle, Curiosity reveals; rover also detects ancient organic matter
Data from the Curiosity rover, part of two separate studies, furthers scientists' understanding of methane on Mars -- suggesting some of it may be trapped in water-based crystals -- and identifies additional carbon-bearing molecules, central to understanding processes and conditions on the planet. (2018-06-07)
Mars rover finds ancient organic compounds that match meteoritic samples
NASA's Curiosity Rover discovered 'tough' organic molecules on Mars, increasing the chances that a record of potential life could have been preserved despite harsh conditions that can easily break down organics. (2018-06-07)
Rare sharks are no longer in the 'dark,' thanks to new species survey method
Previously unobserved shark species swim in areas impacted by humans, reports a new study. (2018-05-02)
Study explores link between curiosity and school achievement
The more curious the child, the more likely he or she may be to perform better in school -- regardless of economic background -- suggests a new University of Michigan study. (2018-04-30)
Curiosity is key to early childhood success in math and reading
Curious children are better able to grasp basic math and reading. (2018-04-26)
Want new medicines? You need fundamental research
Ideological debate over support for science sometimes pits 'curiosity-driven' against 'utilitarian' research. (2018-04-25)
Clear as mud: Desiccation cracks help reveal the shape of water on Mars
As Curiosity rover marches across Mars, the red planet's watery past comes into clearer focus. (2018-04-19)
An oil-eating bacterium that can help clean up pollution and spills
Oil spills occur on a regular basis, leading to messy decontamination challenges. (2018-04-09)
Soft tissue fossil clues could help search for ancient life on Earth and other planets
Fossils that preserve entire organisms (including both hard and soft body parts) are critical to our understanding of evolution and ancient life on Earth. (2018-02-15)
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