Kids grasp large numbers remarkably young
Children as young as 3 understand multi-digit numbers more than previously believed and may be ready for more direct math instruction when they enter school, according to new research.
World''s first text message using vodka: Messages sent via molecules can aid communication underground, underwater or inside the body
Scientists have created a molecular communications system for the transmission of messages and data in challenging environments such as tunnels, pipelines, under water and within the body. ??
Lemur babies of older moms less likely to get hurt
A long-term study of aggression in lemurs finds that infants born to older mothers are less likely to get hurt than those born to younger mothers. The findings come from an analysis of detailed medical records for more than 240 ring-tailed lemurs that were monitored daily from infancy to adulthood o...
A new -- and reversible -- cause of aging: A naturally produced compound rewinds aspects of age-related demise in mice
Researchers have discovered a cause of aging in mammals involving a series of molecular events that disables communication between the nucleus and mitochondria. By administering a molecule naturally produced by the human body, the communication network was restored in older mice. Subsequent tissue s...
Brain connections may explain why girls mature faster
Scientists have discovered that as the brain re-organizes connections throughout our life, the process begins earlier in girls which may explain why they mature faster during the teenage years.
New salt compounds challenge the foundation of chemistry
All good research breaks new ground, but rarely does the research unearth truths that challenge the foundation of a science. That's what chemists have now done. Scientists have compressed sodium chloride-rock salt-to form new compounds.
New way to map important drug targets
Researchers have used new techniques and one of the brightest X-ray sources on the planet to map the 3-D structure of an important cellular gatekeeper in a more natural state than possible before.
The origin of flowers: DNA of storied plant provides insight into the evolution of flowering plants
Biologists have sequenced the genome of the Amborella plant. The genome sequence sheds new light on a major event in the history of life on Earth: the origin of flowering plants, including all major food crop species.
Electron ''antenna'' tunes in to physics beyond Higgs
In making the most precise measurements ever of the shape of electrons, a team of Harvard and Yale scientists have raised severe doubts about several popular theories of what lies beyond the Higgs boson.
Catching the big wave: ''Universal ripple'' could hold the secret to high-temperature superconductivityStories 11 - 20 of 7930
Researchers have discovered a universal electronic state that controls the behavior of high-temperature superconducting copper-oxide ceramics.