Pluto would appear to have glaciers of nitrogen ice, the latest pictures from the New Horizons probe suggest.
A UK citizen science project to study when and where different orchids bloom has already revealed 200 new flowering locations for particular species.
Researchers warn that "because of real estate speculation and the management of public budgets based on income from the real estate business, seismic risk has been forgotten." Taking as reference the town of Torrevieja, where one of the biggest earthquakes in the province of Alicante took place i...
Using new technology, tests show plane's luggage hold may be able to contain force of an explosion if a device hidden in a passenger's luggage detonates.
Scottish councils may lose out on more than £44m of income over the next 20 years if changes are made to wind farm subsidies, according to a trade body.
Scientists discover a winged dinosaur - an ancestor of the velociraptor - that they say was on the cusp of becoming a bird.
A new study finds that accidental civilian shooting casualties arise from problems with attention -- an "itchy brain," the authors say -- rather than an "itchy trigger finger." The findings imply that the tendency to squeeze the trigger in error can not only be predicted with cognitive tests but ...
Teaching coaches about injury prevention and contact restrictions pays off, say researchers who tracked injury rates among youth football players during the 2014 season.
An Edinburgh company has won the UK's top engineering prize for its digital hydraulic power system.
The American space agency's New Horizons probe returns further images of Pluto that include a view of the dwarf planet's strange icy plains.
Despite scientific evidence to the contrary, a small group of otolaryngologists have repeatedly testified, on behalf of the tobacco industry, that heavy smoking did not cause the cancer in cases of dying patients suing for damages, according to a study by a Stanford University School of Medicine ...
Commercial bank regulators consider much more than monetary cost when determining whether to close a troubled bank, a new report states. According to the study, regulators show a desire to defer costs into the future and appear to resist closing very large and very small banks. The study also fou...
New research suggests that mosquitoes track down something to bite using a sequence of three cues: smell, then sight, and finally heat.
Polar bears are unable to adapt their behaviour to cope with the food losses associated with warmer summers in the Arctic.
Rudeness in the workplace isn’t just unpleasant: it’s also contagious. Encountering rude behavior at work makes people more likely to perceive rudeness in later interactions, a study shows. That perception makes them more likely to be impolite in return, spreading rudeness like a virus.
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