'Genetically engineered' crops not adverse to environment or human health
May 30, 2016
Genetically engineered crops have not hurt the environment and are not adversely affecting human health, according to a comprehensive study coordinated by the National Academy of Sciences.
Europe's beaches getting cleaner: study
May 25, 2016
Europe's beaches are getting cleaner and the vast majority of them last year met the EU's minimum requirements for water quality, according to a report released on Wednesday.
New model for controlling hot molecule reactions
May 18, 2016
Hot molecules, which are found in extreme environments such as the edges of fusion reactors, are much more reactive than those used to understand reaction studies at ambient temperature. Detailed knowledge of their reactions ...
Open Science environment Unicorn allows researchers and decision makers to work together
May 17, 2016
Given that the most important societal needs require multidisciplinary collaboration between researchers and decision makers, a suitable environment has to be provided in the first place. A proposal, prepared by a Finnish ...
A plant cell recycles its resources in times of scarcity
May 11, 2016
To cope with changes in its aquatic environment and the nutrient deficiencies that may result, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, a mobile single-cell alga, must adapt its metabolism for subsistence, notably in terms of sugar. The ...
Fairness at work can affect employees' health
May 10, 2016
Employees' experiences of fairness at work can impact on their health, according to a new study involving the University of East Anglia (UEA).
IU-led study reveals new insights into light color sensing and transfer of genetic traits
May 05, 2016
An international team led by Indiana University researchers has uncovered the regulation of a system that allows a globally abundant bacterium to efficiently capture sunlight and perform photosynthesis.
Droughts can have detrimental impacts on aquatic invertebrates
May 05, 2016
At temporary stream sites, researchers found that just three types, or 'taxa', of invertebrates remained following a long drought. At sites that experienced shorter dry spells, 24 taxa remained.
Engineers produce biodiesel from microalgae in three hours
May 02, 2016
Microalgae developed in wastewater retain large amounts of lipids, carbohydrates and proteins suitable for energy production, without a biomass limit or transformation. Scientists at the National University of Mexico (UNAM) ...
Scientists discover oral sexual encounters in spiders
Apr 29, 2016
Researchers from Slovenia have discovered oral sexual encounters in a spider, and have published their findings on April 29, 2016 in the journal Scientific Reports. Spiders are known for their unusual sexual behaviors, notably ...