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Month: May 2017

May 31, 2017 Snakes In A Cave - Snakes cooperate to snag bats on the wing.
May 30, 2017 Audio Sheets - Thin, flexible transducers could lead to newspapers that can hear and talk.
May 29, 2017 Giant Whale Evolution - A changing climate three million years ago drove whales to evolve to the giant size they are today.
May 26, 2017 Binge-Eating Brain Cells - Activating neurons in the subthalamus region of the brain caused mice to binge eat.
May 25, 2017 Hospital Microbiome Project - What happens to the microbes people bring to a hospital after it first opens?
May 24, 2017 Saving Salt Marshes - Saving endangered salt marshes.
May 23, 2017 Choosy Bees - Rather than gather any pollen in the vicinity, bumblebees carefully select it based on their nutritional requirements.
May 22, 2017 Marine Debris Tracker - A smartphone app allows citizen scientists to track litter that makes its way into our waterways.
May 19, 2017 Climate & Sea Spray - The variable chemistry of sea spray has a big effect on global climate.
May 18, 2017 Cooling Beaver Dams - Beaver dams could protect trout populations from the effects of climate change.
May 17, 2017 Human Smell - New research debunks myths about human’s inferior sense of smell.
May 16, 2017 Fish Leaders - Some fish are leaders and some are followers, especially when there are predators are around.
May 15, 2017 Hardy Ancient Microbes - What helped certain kinds of bacteria survive through the ages and eventually thrive in hospitals?
May 12, 2017 Beauty & Thinking - Does enjoying beauty require thought?
May 11, 2017 Human Noise in the Wilderness - Human-produced noise is adding significantly to the ambience in national parks.
May 10, 2017 Seizure Patterns - Why do particular black and white patterns trigger seizures?
May 9, 2017 Beta-Blocking Sunscreen - A common blood pressure drug could prevent skin cancer.
May 8, 2017 Albatross Satellites - High-resolution space satellites monitor threatened albatross populations in remote areas of the world.
May 5, 2017 Oxytocin, Opioids & Sociability - A drug used to treat drug addiction offers clues into the brain chemistry behind autism.
May 4, 2017 Reading Infant Pain - Scientists measure babies’ pain via their brains.
May 3, 2017 Plasma-Producing Paper - Engineers turn paper into a high-tech microbe zapper.
May 2, 2017 Water from Air - Water for the world’s most arid regions could come right out of the air.
May 1, 2017 Human DNA in Sediment - Scientists develop a new technique for finding ancient DNA in rock sediments.