Seismologists have produced the first sharp, three-dimensional scan of Earth’s interior that show exactly how volcanic island chains like Hawaii, Samoa and Iceland were created. —> Read More
An international team of scientists led from Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet has for the first time mapped all the genes that are activated in the first few days of a fertilized human egg. —> Read More
Scientists at Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital in Sweden have discovered a new explanation for severe early infant epilepsy. Mutations in the gene encoding the protein KCC2 can cause the disease, hereby confirming an earlier theory. —> Read More
Seed germination is a crucial step in the life cycle of a plant. This is why the small embryo is maintained in a state of dormancy until the appearance of optimal environmental conditions. The quality of its sleep is insured by the envelope of the seed, continuously producing a hormone named ABA. A study reveals how the transport of the hormone to the embryo is controlled. —> Read More
Ambitious plans to build a twenty kilometer (12.4 miles) tall space elevator tower have been announced by a Canadian space technology firm.
It can take more than just a keen ear to figure out what animals are saying. Sometimes, scientists are learning, you have to talk back to map the rich networks of conversation in a forest.
The £200 smart home: Samsung unveils its SmartThings kit that lets you control lights, temperature and remotely monitor your house using just one app
The kit, unveiled at tech show IFA in Berlin, comprises a hub and four sensors – a motion sensor, multi-sensor, presence sensor and a smart outlet. —> Read More
Can you control ANTS with your iPhone? Video shows insects appearing to form ‘death spiral’ around ringing Apple handset
A video on YouTube shows ants forming a circle around a ringing iPhone, triggering claims the vibrating handset causes the ants to alter their normal behaviour. —> Read More
The number of trees left in all the forests on Earth is now believed to measure in the trillions. In a new study led by scientists at Yale University … —> Read More
Astronomers in Iran are on the verge of success in their long quest to build a world-class astronomy observatory —> Read More