Public Library of Science
Mar 16, 2013 15:40 EDT
Diverse underground ecosystems buried deep beneath the Earth's crust may offer clues to the origins of life on Earth, several recent studies have revealed.
Feb 21, 2013 13:09 EST
A new study of Asia's Coral Triangle, which contains nearly 30 percent of the world's reefs, shows that when it comes to ensuring a rich and diverse range of species, size matters.
Dec 06, 2012 16:52 EST
Cavemen were better at drawing four-legged animals in motion in their art than modern artists, a study said Wednesday.
May 09, 2012 18:35 EDT
US and Italian scientists have traced a bacterium that has been destroying kiwifruit in New Zealand and Europe back to China where they believe it originated, according to a study on Wednesday.
Apr 13, 2012 14:37 EDT
Antarctica boasts almost twice as many emperor penguins as previously thought, researchers have discovered using satellite mapping technology to count the iceberg-huddling birds from above.
Mar 14, 2012 13:35 EDT
The most recent fossils ever found of a human-like species in southeast China have presented scientists with a mystery about what may be an unknown Stone Age culture, researchers said Wednesday.
Feb 23, 2012 22:07 EST
Brazilian archeologists have discovered an ancient rock carving they say is at least 10,000 years old, making it the oldest human carving in the Americas.
Feb 15, 2012 17:09 EST
LONDON (Reuters) - Computer programs can be taught to select between brain scans of healthy young people and scans showing adolescents who are at higher risk of developing mental disorders such as anxiety and depression, scientists said Thursday.
Jan 31, 2012 17:21 EST
The oldest known species of crocodile had an armor-plated head and a body half the length of a subway car, according to research released Tuesday by US scientists who identified the now-extinct creature.
Jan 26, 2012 18:13 EST
NBA coaches might not believe it the way some players fire so many shots, but a new study by a theoretical physicist from the University of Minnesota says NBA shooters might be too conservative.
Jan 25, 2012 19:41 EST
CHICAGO (Reuters) - After an exhaustive search, researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have found no sign of an infectious agent, parasite or environmental exposure that could explain the mysterious skin condition known as Morgellons disease.
Jan 14, 2012 00:27 EST
Bushmeat illegally imported from Africa and seized at five top US airports often contained potentially dangerous bacteria, according to a new study made public in the US.
Dec 07, 2011 04:44 EST
In an Arab world rife with social stigma, government inaction and often limited access to education and medical care, experts warn that an HIV epidemic is on the rise.
Nov 11, 2011 08:19 EST
Nanotechnology turns plants into common plastic
Nov 02, 2011 17:46 EDT
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Pfizer's smoking cessation drug Chantix carries too many risks and should only be tried when other treatments fail, researchers said on Wednesday.
Oct 19, 2011 23:21 EDT
US researchers have uncovered the genetic mechanism that bed bugs use to resist powerful insecticides, according to a study, leading to the hope of more effective ways to combat the pests.
Oct 12, 2011 17:02 EDT
LONDON (Reuters) - Tyrannosaurus rex grew faster and weighed more than previously thought, suggesting the fearsome predator would have been a ravenous teen-ager, researchers said Wednesday.
Sep 28, 2011 01:57 EDT
Sharks inhabiting Australia's Great Barrier Reef are in decline due to over fishing, researchers warned, after developing what they said was a new way to measure falling numbers.
Sep 21, 2011 21:56 EDT
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Penguins can sniff out the odor of lifelong mates, helping them reunite in crowded colonies, and also can identify the scent of close kin to avoid inbreeding, scientists said on Wednesday.
Sep 15, 2011 09:33 EDT
Neanderthal cavemen supped on shellfish on the Costa del Sol 150,000 years ago, punching a hole in the theory that modern humans alone ate brain-boosting seafood so long ago, a new study shows.