Thomas Junk and a team from the Univ. of Louisiana at Lafayette developed a method to turn fat...
Arif Cetin and a team from EPFL have developed an "optical lab on a chip,” a hand-held...
Graham Kendall and Phil Hingston from the Univ. of Nottingham solved the famous knight’s tour chess problem with ants.
Yael Vodovotz and a team from The Ohio State Univ. used black raspberry-based foods to see if they could improve post-surgery outcomes for men with prostate cancer.
Cristian Varela and a team from the Australian Wine Research Institute found that special yeast can produce a lower level of alcohol in wine, helping to preserve the flavor.
Jens Krog and a team from the Univ. of Southern Denmark preformed new calculations that confirm that the universe may one day collapse– and they concluded that the risk of a collapse is even greater than previously thought.
Julie Boergers and a team from Lifespan linked later school start times to improved sleep and mood in teens.
Theodore Garland and a team from UC Riverside found that Darwin was right: island lizards exhibit less fear and appear “tame.”
Herman Pontzer, of Hunter College, and a team made up of individuals from many organizations found that humans and other primates burn 50 percent fewer calories each day than other mammals.
James Wray and a team from the Georgia Institute of Technology found that Mars is much more geologically complex than believed and has a mineral found in granite, known as feldspar.
Robert Hazen from the Carnegie Institution for Science compiled a list of every plausible mineral species on the early Earth and concluded that no more than 420 different minerals would have been present at or near Earth’s surface.
Maki Inoue-Choi and a team from the Univ. of Minnesota School of Public Health found that postmenopausal women who consumed sugar-sweetened beverages were more likely to develop the most common type of endometrial cancer compared with women who did not drink sugar-sweetened beverages.
Kathryn Medler and a team from the Univ. at Buffalo found that being severely overweight impaired the ability of mice to detect sweet flavors.
Peter Grace, and a team from the Univ. of Colorado at Boulder, found that using morphine to fight pain after abdominal surgery may actually prolong a patient's suffering, doubling or even tripling the amount of time it takes to recover.
Matthew McCluskey and a team from Washington State Univ. achieved a 400-fold increase in the electrical conductivity of a crystal simply by exposing it to light.
David Cook and a team from the Univ. of Washington School of Medicine found that just one mild explosion can cause changes in the brain that have similarities to those found in diseases like Alzheimer's disease and chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
Graham Colditz and a team from the Washington Univ. School of Medicine in St. Louis found that girls ages nine to 15 who regularly ate peanut butter or nuts were 39 percent less likely to develop benign breast disease by age 30.
John Lupton and a team from the Univ. of Utah created wheel-shaped organic molecules for use in LEDs.
Dean Falk and a team from Florida State Univ. found that the left and right hemispheres of Albert Einstein's brain were unusually well connected to each other and may have contributed to his brilliance.
Using the ALMA telescope, Chunhua Qi and his team took the first-ever image of a snow line in an infant solar system.
David Freidel from Washington Univ. in St. Louis led a team that discovered an intricately carved stone monument with hieroglyphic text detailing the exploits of a little-known sixth-century Maya princess.
Juan Sanchez-Ramos and colleagues from the Univ. of South Florida found that low doses of a psychedelic drug found in mushrooms erased conditioned fear in mice and may be a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder.
Emily Brodsky and a team from UC Santa Cruz found that the production of geothermal power can cause earthquakes.
Jorge Galan and a team from Yale Univ. School of Medicine discovered the cause of one of the oldest recognized human diseases, typhoid fever.
Frédéric Pont and a team from the Univ. of Exeter used the Hubble Space Telescope to deduce the actual color of a planet orbiting another star 63 light-years away. It’s blue.
Yihai Cao and a team from the Karolinska Institutet found that more people die from heart-disease in the winter because of the accelerated growth of atherosclerotic plaque in the blood vessels caused by the activation of brown fat by the cold.
Dwayne Heard and a team from the Univ. of Leeds found that an “impossible” reaction at cold temperatures actually occurs with vigor, which could change our understanding of how alcohols are formed and destroyed in space.
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