New research has revealed that eating fruit may be making you hungrier and greedier
The San Fernando marshes in southern Spain is a mass of brain-like folds, populated by communities of algae and bacteria in a giant fractal landscape
According to a new study in the journal Nature Geoscience, fjords absorb approximately 18 million tones of organic carbon each year, equivalent to 11 percent of annual marine carbon burial globally. Fjords are found in locations where current or past glaciations extended below current sea level. Scientists had known for years that they were coastal [...] —> Read More
A self-cleaning paint that can withstand contact with substances such as oil, even after being scratched or scuffed with sandpaper, has been developed by British and Chinese researchers.
British postgraduate students have devised a pocket-sized fingerprint scanner designed to help patients in the developing world get improved access to healthcare.
The Twittersphere welcomes Princess Charlotte: Heatmap reveals how news of the #RoyalBaby spread across the globe
The Californian site has released a heatmap (pictured) that shows how news of the name Charlotte spread yesterday, starting with a cluster of tweets in UK and the US at 13.53GMT. —> Read More
Is this the face of Jesus as a child? Italian detectives reverse the ageing process on image from the Turin Shroud to create photo-fit of Christ as a young boy
Italian police used computer forensic techniques that have helped to catch fugitive mafia bosses to generate the picture to mark a new exhibition of the Turin Shroud at Turin Cathedral. —> Read More
A mathematical algorithm jointly developed by EURAC and the University of Bolzano (unibz) now permits exceptionally rapid recognition of regular DNA sequences. The previous time of 20 days is reduced to just 5 hours under the new method. Its efficiency and methodological rigour has now led to the algorithm’s incorporation in the world’s most widely-used DNA-analysis software. This momentous scientific breakthrough is the work of Daniel Taliun. Today at the faculty of Computer Science of the Free University of Bolzano, he discussed his doctoral thesis in information technology, completed at the EURAC Center for Biomedicine. —> Read More
The purpose of the mysterious Nazca Lines (one shown) in Peru has long puzzled archaeologists. But now a team of researchers says they may have been used separately by two cultures/ —> Read More
Postsecondary education creates opportunities for individuals and prepares them to join the workforce. For this reason, it is important that we understand how educational attainment is measured. A new National Science Foundation-funded report from the George Washington University’s Graduate School of Education and Development (GSEHD) examines the ways in which different methodologies of data gathering impact benchmarks for educational attainment. —> Read More