Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:54:00 -0500When the sun, moon and Earth are aligned, high tidal stress may increase the chances that an earthquake will grow bigger than it otherwise might have been.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 19:04:00 -0500An ant walking in the desert can gauge distance by footsteps and the sun's position, but an ant being carried can estimate distance by visual information perceived as it passed by.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 23:48:00 -0500Researchers used high-tech visualization techniques to peer inside an ancient scroll too fragile to unwrap.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:17:00 -0500The branches of birch trees in Europe sagged by as much as four inches at night compared with daytime.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 09:00:00 -0500A chromosomal rearrangement may cause one mosquito species to be lured to cows instead of humans for a blood meal. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 20:38:00 -0500Drinkers surrounded by even more inebriated people feel less drunk than a breathalyzer test indicates they actually are. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 13:59:00 -0500Fabric dyed with indigo just found in Peru is some 1,600 years older than indigo-dyed fabrics that have been found in the Middle East.
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 17:35:00 -0500By playing road noise where there was no road, researchers were able to gauge the effect of the noise on bird behavior without having to deal with the effect of the road itself.
Mon, 12 Sep 2016 19:18:00 -0500South America and central Africa lost the most wilderness in a decline since the 1990s that saw the planet's wild areas down by a tenth
Thu, 8 Sep 2016 21:09:00 -0500The chip uses pulses of laser light to generate truly random numbers, the basis of encryption. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Wed, 7 Sep 2016 14:01:00 -0500Researchers determined that the variation of a couple hundred proteins in a person's hair could be enough to single her out from one million individuals. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Fri, 2 Sep 2016 13:24:00 -0500Sharks can accumulate both methylmercury and a toxin called BMAA, which can have synergistic effects on human consumers. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Wed, 31 Aug 2016 10:59:00 -0500Teenage girls who cared for infant dolls, an intervention meant to prevent pregnancy, actually had a higher risk of getting pregnant by age 20. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 16:05:00 -0500Bearded dragons modify their colors for camouflage or to maintain body temperature, or to communicate with other dragons. Jason G. Goldman reports.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:01:00 -0500Using an artificial stream system, researchers found that amphetamine residues altered insect and microbial life in aquatic ecosystems. Christopher Intagliata reports.