Oct 09, 2018 10:21 AM EDT
Owing to present-day armed conflicts, the general public is well aware of the terrifying effects of chemical weapons. Meanwhile, the effects of biological weapons have largely disappeared from public awareness. A project funded by a research agency of the US Department of Defense is now giving rise to concerns about being possibly misused for the purpose of biological warfare.
Oct 09, 2018 10:20 AM EDT
Children with severely curved spines may be unable to use manganese
Oct 08, 2018 05:12 PM EDT
Characterizing what's known and what's uncertain is key to managing coastal risk
Oct 08, 2018 05:10 PM EDT
International research team confirms collision of white dwarf and brown dwarf stars
Oct 08, 2018 05:09 PM EDT
A team including Berkeley Lab scientists homes in on a 'missing link' in Titan's one-of-a-kind chemistry
Oct 07, 2018 05:28 PM EDT
Rice University scientists have developed something akin to the Venus' flytrap of particles for water remediation.
Oct 07, 2018 05:26 PM EDT
Alaska's land mass is equal to the size of one-fifth of the continental United States, yet stores about half of the country's terrestrial - both upland and wetland - carbon stores and fluxes.
Oct 06, 2018 05:51 PM EDT
New Haven, Conn. - By severely curtailing the effects of antibiotics, the formation of organized communities of bacterial cells known as biofilms can be deadly during surgeries and in urinary tract infections. Yale researchers have just come a lot closer to understanding how these biofilms develop, and potentially how to stop them.
Oct 04, 2018 01:52 PM EDT
For many of us, bumper crops of zucchinis and cucumbers conjure up the sweltering days of summer, while pumpkins and gourds decorate our holiday tables throughout the fall. However, these iconic fruits and vegetables - known collectively as cucurbits - can also help us understand the spread of plant diseases that pose a significant risk to crops.
Oct 04, 2018 01:50 PM EDT
Even after 40 years of recovery, secondary forests remain species and carbon-poor compared to undisturbed primary forests, a new study reveals.
Oct 03, 2018 05:37 PM EDT
Researchers at Stevens Institute of Technology and colleagues have designed and developed a new class of molecules that use a never-before-known mechanism that may halt or destroy breast cancer tumors, particularly for patients with drug-resistant or dangerously metastatic stages of the disease.
Oct 03, 2018 02:01 PM EDT
As all things pumpkin spice arrive in grocery store aisles and on restaurant menus, a new study published in the journal Asian Perspectives describes the earliest-known use of nutmeg as a food ingredient.
Sep 18, 2018 04:35 PM EDT
Hubble uncovers never-before-seen features around a neutron star
Sep 10, 2018 11:54 AM EDT
Global warming pushing alpine species higher and higher
Sep 07, 2018 11:48 AM EDT
Birds retreating from climate change, deforestation in Honduras cloud forests