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Do whales use song as sonar?

Any quick internet search for recordings of humpback whale song returns audio compilations that can receive tens of thousands — if not millions —...
Solar thermal energy will help China cut costs of climate action

Solar thermal energy will help China cut costs of climate action

China's power systems operators must invest in renewable energy to meet climate commitments. Wind power and PV are the lowest cost renewables, but they...

Researchers find a promising new approach for treating liver cirrhosis

Increased pressure in the veins leading to the liver, known as portal hypertension (PH), accounts for the majority of medical complications and deaths associated...

Influence of early humans on mammal biodiversity occurred earlier than previously thought

Giant mammals, such as mammoths, woolly rhinoceros, and sabertooth tigers, once wandered every habitable continent but went extinct. New research demonstrates that such mammal...

People would rather pop a pill or sip tea than exercise to treat high...

In a survey to assess treatment preferences for high blood pressure, respondents were more likely to choose a daily cup of tea or a...

Where People Live Shapes How They Talk About Food

Food has been a topic of conversation for centuries, and now new research from The University of Texas at Austin shows that how we...

Did ancient irrigation technology travel Silk Road?

Using satellite imaging and drone reconnaissance, archaeologists from Washington University in St. Louis have discovered an ancient irrigation system that allowed a farming community...

Does the human microbiota cause cancer? Part 1

So. Does the human microbiota cause cancer? Let’s get right to the meat of the issue. The microbiota is so hot right now and...

Fall: A break from summer’s heat, ozone at last!

Whew! Finally, some relief. Summer’s gone and so is the heat. So, too, is that deplorable, dreadful ozone or smog – here, in California’s San...

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