A new study from a large team of British and Irish researchers has described a recipe for graphene that only requires a few common household materials and a kitchen blender.
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Like many social mammals, ravens form different types of social relationships – they may be friends, kin, or partners and they also form strict dominance relations.
Children hear as much sophisticated information about animals when parents read picture book stories about animals as when they read flashcard-type animal vocabulary books, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo.
In conjunction with Earth Day celebrations on Tuesday – Bryan Pijanowski, an ecology professor at Purdue University, encouraged smartphone owners around the world to download and use an app he developed to record the sounds around them.
An iceberg previously said to be more than eight times the size of Manhattan could soon disrupt shipping lanes as it moves well outside of Pine Island Bay in Antarctica.
We all know someone who seems to be paralyzed when it comes time to taking action. We might even tease that person and call them neurotic. It turns out, people who are neurotic aren't unable to act. They simply don't want to.
A new study from North Carolina State University and the University of Toronto finds that people pay more attention to the upper half of their field of vision – a finding which could have ramifications for everything from traffic signs to software interface design.
Inspired by mantis shrimp, researchers design composite material stronger than standard used in airplane frames.
Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia, Brazil, have discovered a new genus and species of electric knifefish in several tributaries of the Negro River
A new solar material that has the same crystal structure as a mineral first found in the Ural Mountains in 1839 is shooting up the efficiency charts faster than almost anything researchers have seen before—and it is generating optimism that a less expensive way of using sunlight to generate electricity may be in our planet's future.
Most previous studies of potential climate change impacts on wildlife that looked only at species shifting northward or to higher elevation, but not both factors, have likely underestimated the effects of environmental warming
Using fish bred at Washington State University, an international team of researchers has mapped the genetic profile of the rainbow trout, a versatile salmonid whose relatively recent genetic history opens a window into how vertebrates evolve.
Chimpanzees may throw tantrums like toddlers, but their total brain size suggests they have more self-control than, say, a gerbil or fox squirrel
Previous studies have shown that Antarctica was a much warmer continent 40 to 50 million years ago and a new report from a team of American, Dutch and Australian researchers has revealed finer details on the milder temperature that blanketed the region at the time.
Mothers often tell their kids not to pick up any strange objects, but one young boy from Michigan is probably glad he doesn’t follow that advice. Phillip Stoll, a 9-year-old boy from Windsor Township, Michigan, was playing in a creek...
According to the EPA, there are approximately 300 million discarded tires every year in America. Frequently these tires are thrown into landfills or discarded illegally and are a potential fire hazard.
An infestation of bark beetles is killing trees in the mountains across the western US. And now researchers are questioning what effect this massive tree die-off has on stream flow and water quality.
A team of scientists has recently developed a new technique, described in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, to confirm the age of a 120,000-year-old sample of Antarctic Ice.
While flood-control measures have kept the Mississippi River from disrupting commerce and transportation along the waterways of southern Louisiana, they have also reduced the amount of wetland-preserving sediment flowing into the river’s delta.
In the most densely forested and most densely populated quadrant of the United States, forests reflect two centuries of human needs, values and practices.
Each year on April 22 numerous organizations, agencies, communities and citizens around the world join together to celebrate everything Earth. This year, one of the biggest events surrounding Earth Day is Earth Day Network's "Green Cities Campaign."
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