Science and Development

A carbon sink that can't be filled

As global temperatures rise, the organic matter in forests appears to break down more quickly, which is accelerating the release of carbon into the atmosphere, according to new research....

Researchers gauge quantum properties of nanotubes, essential for next-gen electronics

Researchers have discovered an important method for measuring the properties of nanotube materials using a microwave probe. Source: Science Link: Researchers gauge quantum properties of nanotubes, essential for next-gen...

Smokers diagnosed with pneumonia found to have higher risk of lung cancer

Screening heavy smokers admitted to the hospital with community-acquired pneumonia could facilitate the early diagnosis of lung cancer and thereby reduce the incidence of mortality, a new report suggests....

One in four kids sexually harassed by friends online

It’s not just strangers who target children online. Kids’ own friends are sexually harassing them over the Internet, finds new research. Girls, and kids with low self-control, were more...

Religious beliefs don't always lead to violence

From the Christian Crusades to the Paris attacks, countless conflicts and acts of violence have been claimed to be the result of differing religious beliefs. These faith-based opinions are...

Trees employ similar strategies to outcompete their neighbors

Trees worldwide compete in some of the same ways, making simpler models of forest response to climate change possible, say researchers. The study demonstrated how ‘personal’ traits such as...

New approach to diagnosing low back pain, revealed by clinical study

A new, personalized approach to diagnosing low back pain has been discovered by researchers. Low back pain is the second most common cause of physician visits in the US...

Cancer death rate continues steady drop

Steady reductions in smoking combined with advances in cancer prevention, early detection, and treatment have resulted in a 23 percent drop in the cancer death rate since its peak...

Molecular mechanism responsible for a neurodegenerative disease discovered

A mechanism that is responsible for the degeneration of Purkinje cells in the cerebellum in a neurodegenerative disease called Spinocerebellar ataxia type 1 has been discovered by researchers. The...

Love hertz

Sex sells when it comes to luring male mosquitoes, a new study has found. Researchers set out to make a cheap and effective audio lure for scientists collecting male...