Simple fats and amino acids to explain how life began
Jan 12, 2017
A research group of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country has explored how the chemical molecules that could have given rise to life were assembled.
Looking for life in all the right places—with the right tool
Jan 11, 2017
Researchers have invented a range of instruments from giant telescopes to rovers to search for life in outer space, but so far, these efforts have yielded no definitive evidence that it exists beyond Earth. Now scientists ...
The best way to include fossils in the 'tree of life'
Jan 10, 2017
The researchers from the Bristol Palaeobiology Group, part of the School of Earth Sciences, studied the best way to understand relationships of extinct animals to other extinct species as well as those alive today.
Researchers concerned about young people's responsibility for their work ability
Jan 10, 2017
Young people in working life see themselves as solo players responsible for maintaining their own work ability. They regard themselves as holding the ball when the job requires new knowledge and motivation, according to research ...
Study compiles data on 958 types of South American jellyfish
Jan 09, 2017
Jellyfish are a highly diverse group of aquatic animals. Their diameters range from 1 mm to over 1 m. Most have long tentacles, in some cases reaching more than 10 m in length. They come in a wide array of shapes and sizes. ...
Could dark streaks in Venus' clouds be microbial life?
Jan 06, 2017
The question of life on Venus, of all places, is intriguing enough that a team of U.S. and Russian scientists working on a proposal for a new mission to the second planet—named Venera-D—are considering including the search ...
Why is it so hard to close the racial health gap in the US?
Jan 06, 2017
The racial health gap in the United States is well-documented. The gap starts with the infant mortality rate (11.1 blacks vs. 5.1 whites per 1,000) and extends to almost any health domain. Compared to whites, blacks live ...
High-tech mooring will measure beneath Antarctic ice
Jan 05, 2017
Earth's oceans have soaked up about a third of the carbon dioxide added to the atmosphere by humans through use of fossil fuels and other activities. That's good news for those concerned with greenhouse warming, but bad news ...
Review: These Bluetooth speakers can be life of the party anywhere
Dec 29, 2016
We are becoming a nation of people who take our music wherever we go.
The biggest technology failures of 2016
Dec 27, 2016
2016 has been a watershed year for technology. There has been some spectacular fails that have brought a more realistic perspective to the fundamental belief that technology improves with time. In part, this is because we ...