Basing their work on the techniques used by octopuses and cuttlefish, US engineers have produced a flexible, colour-changing material.
For the first time, biologists measure the force applied by climbing snakes and find that they squeeze up to five times harder than necessary.
Women could benefit greatly from the Affordable Care Act's mandate for contraceptive coverage, according to researchers. The Affordable Care Act requires private insurance plans -- except those grandfathered or exempted due to employers' religious beliefs -- to provide women with access to all FD...
Students who have books and computers at home, who take extramural cultural classes, and whose parents give advice and take part in school activities are most likely to enroll for a four-year college degree. Also, more American black students -- irrespective of their class or background -- will s...
A 10 foot long fish which used to dominate the Amazon river has been fished to extinction in a number of areas, a new study shows.
Scientists say the potential remains for further big earthquakes in North Chile, along the stretch of coast hit by a Magnitude 8.2 tremor in April.
The common use of anesthetic agents came of age during the American Civil War, as battlefield medicine translated to civilian use. "Prior to the war, alcoholic drinks, physical restraints, opioid drugs and bite blocks were the most typically employed methods of keeping a patient under control dur...
Well-publicized tragedies on college campuses across the United States have prompted university officials to implement alert systems that broadcast real-time warnings to students, faculty, and staff. Such systems can be highly effective tools, but only if users take them seriously. New research i...
A type of genetically engineered fly which eventually kills itself off can be an effective method of pest control, according to new research.
Iranian mathematician Prof Maryam Mirzakhani becomes the first woman to win a Fields Medal at a ceremony in Seoul, South Korea.
A healthy fear of crime is a good thing, a study by a criminologist says. The study suggests adolescents who are more fearful of crime are less apt to become victims and offenders of violent acts. Essentially, fearful youth tend to avoid potentially dangerous people, locations and activities such...
Immigrants are at lower risk of an overdose or death after being prescribed codeine than people born in Canada, a new study has found. Surprisingly, this is true even when the immigrants lack proficiency in English or French, which might be thought to hamper their ability to read prescription lab...
Regional varieties of wine have distinct chemical “fingerprints” which can authenticate their origin and quality, scientists report.
Physicists make the purest silicon ever seen, solving a supply problem for research into quantum computers.
Some drivers are letting auto insurance companies monitor their driving habits in return for a premium discount, but these drivers may not know that the information could reveal where they are driving. Engineers have shown that even without GPS or other location-sensing technology, a driver could...
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