What can we learn from dinosaur proteins?
9 hours ago
DNA might get all the attention, but proteins do the work. The recent confirmation that it is possible to extract proteins—which are encoded by DNA and perform all of the functions that keep living cells alive—from 80-million-year-old ...
Anti-cancer nutrients in salad leaves increase during postharvest shelf life
12 hours ago
Anti-cancer compounds in rocket salad leaves have been found to increase during postharvest shelf life, countering the idea that nutritional content decreases during commercial processing.
Video: Earth as a planet
14 hours ago
Earth is the largest rocky planet in our Solar System, and the only body we know of capable of supporting life. With so much news about exoplanets dominating the headlines, in this episode of Space we take a step back to ...
In experiments on Earth, testing possible building blocks of alien life
Apr 23, 2017
Scientists are attempting to identify the amino acids—building blocks that make proteins and support all life on Earth—that might feasibly form the basis of extraterrestrial life. The researchers have analyzed how an ...
A better way to predict the environmental impacts of agricultural production
Apr 21, 2017
Consumer goods companies often rely on life-cycle assessments (LCA) to figure out the potential consequences of how they design products and source ingredients. This kind of assessment, while sophisticated, often lacks detail ...
Nature and nurture dictate the social structure
Apr 20, 2017
Climbing the economic ladder depends on personality traits as well as financial and social background according to research from the University of Aberdeen.
Understanding decisions: The power of combining psychology and economics
Apr 18, 2017
Adolescents face many challenging decisions. So, do consumers.
Lack of oxygen not a showstopper for life
Apr 17, 2017
The hot springs of Yellowstone National Park may be extreme environments, but they are host to a diversity of microbes that could shed light on the evolution of life on Earth and, perhaps, what lurks on distant planets.
France, Japan aim to land probe on Mars moon
Apr 13, 2017
France and Japan want to recover pieces of a Martian Moon and bring them back to Earth, the head of France's National Centre for Space Studies (CNES) said Thursday.
Natural systems show nonlocal correlations
Apr 12, 2017
Classical correlations are part of our everyday life. For instance, if one always puts on a pair of socks of the same color and shape, looking at the color or shape of one sock determines the color or shape of its pair. Even ...