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Studying the Sound of Olden Conches

February 9, 2011 4:20 am | Videos | Comments

Archeologists and acousticians are studying ancient conch shells from a 3,000 year old grave in an effort to understand why pre-Incan residents ornately decorated the shells and used them in underground corridors.

Rebrewing Old, Shipwrecked Beer

February 9, 2011 4:17 am | Videos | Comments

In the summer of 2010, divers retrieved well-preserved bottles of champagne and five bottles of beer from the wreck of a ship that likely sank during the first half of 1800s.

Two Materials Combine to Make Fuel Cell Catalyst

February 9, 2011 4:12 am | News | Comments

A new combination of nanoparticles and graphene results in a more durable catalytic material for fuel cells.


Colon Cancer Added As Sleep Deprivation Risk Factor

February 9, 2011 4:01 am | News | Comments

An inadequate amount of sleep has been associated with higher risks of obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and death. Now colon cancer can be added to the list.

Doctoral SEH Unemployment Was Pre-Recession Problem

February 9, 2011 3:58 am | News | Comments

In October 2008, after the start of the recent economic recession, the increase in unemployment evident in the total U.S. labor force was less apparent among the doctoral SEH labor force.

Tool Makes Search for Martian Life Easier

February 9, 2011 3:56 am | News | Comments

Finding life on Mars could get easier with a creative adaption to a common analytical tool that can be installed directly on the robotic arm of a space rover.

Global Map Reveals Phosphorus Overuse

February 9, 2011 3:53 am | News | Comments

A global map reveals imbalances in the way that phosphorus is being used around the world. Phosphorus-based fertilizers are an agricultural staple, but overuse can lead to freshwater pollution and the development of a host of problems.

Hydogels Used to Make New Sensor

February 9, 2011 3:52 am | News | Comments

Researchers are developing a new type of biological and chemical sensor that has few moving parts, is low-cost and yet highly sensitive, sturdy and long-lasting.


Chocolate Boosts Good Cholesterol Level

February 9, 2011 3:49 am | News | Comments

In time for Valentine’s Day, scientists are reporting discovery of how this treat boosts the body’s production of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol — the “good” form of cholesterol that protects against heart disease.

An integrated teaching and learning center

February 8, 2011 2:51 pm | News | Comments

The University of California, San Francisco has a new, state-of-the-art educational facility that aims to promote interprofessional education and encourages innovative approaches to...

Turtle & tortoise size depends on environment

February 8, 2011 11:51 am | News | Comments

Mini or massive? For turtles and tortoises, a UCLA study found it all depends on habitat.

X-Ray Shows Ancient Snakes Had Legs

February 8, 2011 3:58 am | Videos | Comments

An x-ray imaging technology is helping scientists better understand how in the course of evolution snakes have lost their legs. The researchers hope the new data will help resolve a heated debate about the origin of snakes.

Orangutan See, Orangutan Do

February 8, 2011 3:56 am | Videos | Comments

A small orangutan peering over his mother's shoulder in an enclosure at Zoo Atlanta should learn how to get a tasty treat just by watching how she gets one.

Scientists Reprogram Salmonella As A Good Agent

February 8, 2011 3:54 am | News | Comments

Researchers have reprogrammed Salmonella, the same foodborne pathogen that can cause diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps, to safely transport virus-stopping enzymes into cells without causing disease.

Play was Crucial in Ancient Life

February 8, 2011 3:51 am | News | Comments

Play was a central element of people's lives as far back as 4,000 years ago, according to a thesis, which investigates the social significance of the phenomenon of play and games in the Bronze Age Indus Valley in present-day Pakistan.


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