Waterside lighting drastically disrupts wildlife in the surrounding ecosystem
Oct 20, 2017
Streetlights near waterways attract flying insects from the water and change the predator community living in the grass beneath the lights. The findings, published today in Frontiers in Environmental Science, show that night-time ...
Mine craft for Mars
Oct 20, 2017
If there are habitable conditions on Mars, they may be underground. Scientists from around the world are now testing how to live on other planets by venturing a kilometre beneath the surface in a UK mine. ESA astronaut Matthias ...
New discovery challenges long-held evolutionary theory
Oct 19, 2017
Monash scientists involved in one of the world's longest evolution experiments have debunked an established theory with a study that provides a 'high-resolution' view of the molecular details of adaptation.
Fluctuating environments can help cooperating bacteria
Oct 12, 2017
Cooperating bacterial populations are more likely to survive in changing habitats, new research shows.
Air pollution kills over 500,000 Europeans a year: report
Oct 11, 2017
Air pollution causes more than 500,000 premature deaths across Europe each year despite "slowly" improving air quality on the continent, the EU's environment authority said Wednesday.
Sharing of science is most likely among male scientists
Oct 10, 2017
Even though science is becoming increasingly competitive, scientists are still very willing to share their work with colleagues. This is especially true for male scientists among each other and less so for females among each ...
New technology uses mouth gestures to interact in virtual reality
Oct 05, 2017
Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York have developed a new technology that allows users to interact in a virtual reality environment using only mouth gestures.
Is it time to branch out?
Sep 29, 2017
With growing evidence to support increased health, productivity and learning when in nature, should the outdoors be our new office?
A theoretical study explains the 'natural selection' of proteins
Sep 29, 2017
Researchers from the Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology of the University of Barcelona (IN2UB) have presented the first computational study that mimics the natural selection of proteins in water under different environmental ...
Seeking feedback not always sufficient for stimulating creativity
Sep 28, 2017
It is widely believed that seeking feedback from colleagues, managers, friends and family enhances employees' creativity. But this is not always the case—a positive effect depends on the work environment. This is the conclusion ...