Apr 19, 2019 10:21 AM EDT
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Apr 18, 2019 08:59 PM EDT
Gaming and virtual reality (VR) could bridge the gap between urban societies and nature, thereby paving the way to insect conservation by the means of education, curiosity and life-like participation. This is what Florida International University's team of computer scientist Alban Delamarre and biologist Dr Jaeson Clayborn strive to achieve by developing a VR game (desktop version also available) dedicated to insect and plant species. Focused on imperiled butterflies, their innovative idea: Butterfly World 1.0, is described in the open-access journal Rethinking Ecology.
Apr 18, 2019 08:59 PM EDT
How do you explore the interior of a planet without ever touching down on it? Start by watching the way the planet spins, then measure how your spacecraft orbits it -- very, very carefully. This is exactly what NASA planetary scientists did, using data from the agency's former mission to Mercury.
Apr 16, 2019 07:13 PM EDT
In a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, an international research team, led from Uppsala University, discovered kin relationships among Stone Age individuals buried in megalithic tombs on Ireland and in Sweden. The kin relations can be traced for more than ten generations and suggests that megaliths were graves for kindred groups in Stone Age northwestern Europe.
Apr 16, 2019 05:53 PM EDT
BEND, Ore. - A six-week transition period did not help wearers adjust to "maximal" running shoes, indicating that increased impact forces and loading rates caused by the shoe design do not change over time, a new study from Oregon State University - Cascades has found.
Apr 16, 2019 05:52 PM EDT
AMES, Iowa - Applying for a mortgage is one of the first steps couples take when buying a home, but a new study suggests lenders are less likely to approve same-sex couples.
Apr 15, 2019 11:38 AM EDT
How to Choose the Perfect Watch
Apr 11, 2019 07:41 AM EDT
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Apr 03, 2019 11:15 AM EDT
Here’s why Legionnaires’ disease loves water, and what else you need to know about this terrible illness.
Apr 03, 2019 11:13 AM EDT
Here’s why driving makes you sleepy, and how you can stay wide awake when cruising the open road.
Apr 03, 2019 11:12 AM EDT
Can AI-assisted surgery increase positive outcomes for patients? Here’s why intelligent machines could be the key to the future of the healthcare industry.
Apr 03, 2019 11:11 AM EDT
Here are good reasons to believe that the future of infrastructure and the nature of the tech industry today will soon make traffic deaths more manageable than ever before.
Apr 01, 2019 10:24 PM EDT
Mike Trout is the MVP Favorite but Is it Wasted Effort?
Apr 01, 2019 10:20 AM EDT
Deforestation of the Amazon rainforest could accelerate as a result of the US-China trade war, researchers have warned.
Apr 01, 2019 09:13 AM EDT
Genome editing and world hunger