Researchers use genes as early warning system for harmful algae blooms
Dec 02, 2016
In one of the most comprehensive studies to date, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers have sequenced the genes of a harmful algae bloom, unveiling never-before-seen interactions between algae and bacteria ...
EU on track to meet 2020 target for renewable energy: report
Dec 01, 2016
EU countries are on track to meet their 2020 targets for renewable energy and emissions cuts but could fall short of ambitious longer-term goals, the European Environment Agency (EEA) said Thursday.
New neutron spectrometer design being tested for manned spaceflight
Nov 30, 2016
The detector and electronics in a new neutron spectrometer that's being tested in space to monitor radiation for future manned NASA space missions were built and tested at the National Space Science and Technology Center ...
Komodo dragons help researchers understand microbial health in captive animals
Nov 29, 2016
Humans and Komodo dragons, the largest lizards in the world, could not be more different. In the wild, these four-legged carnivores wander in solitude across islands in Indonesia, consuming large prey like deer and water ...
Harnessing the power of predatory bacteria as a 'living antibiotic'
Nov 23, 2016
A naturally occurring predatory bacterium is able to work with the immune system to clear multi-drug resistant Shigella infections in zebrafish, according to a study published today in Current Biology.
Europe air pollution causes 467,000 early deaths a year: report
Nov 23, 2016
Almost nine out of 10 European city dwellers breathe air that is harmful to their health, though the continent's air quality is slowly improving, the European Environment Agency (EEA) said Wednesday.
Bird excrement may be cooling the Arctic
Nov 16, 2016 report
(Phys.org)—A team of researchers with members from Canada, Sweden and U.S. has found that bird excrement may be playing a role in cooling the Arctic during its warmer months. In their paper published in the journal Nature ...
Huddled mice could change the way we think about evolution
Nov 16, 2016
Adapt or die. That's the reality for an animal species when it is faced with a harsh environment. Until now, many scientists have assumed that the more challenging an animal's environment, the greater the pressure to adapt ...
Ill-treatment and working the night shift increases nurse turnover
Nov 07, 2016
Workplace incivility, characterised by subtle forms of mistreatment (such as a dismissive gesture, raised voices or harsh words) can lead to lower job satisfaction, psychological stress, and a decline in physical health. ...
A remote-controlled drone helps in designing future wireless networks
Nov 04, 2016
The development of mobile devices has set increasingly high requirements for wireless networks and the emission of radio frequencies. Researcher Vasilii Semkin together with a research group at Aalto University and Tampere ...