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The precise reason for the health benefits of dark chocolate: Mystery...

The health benefits of eating dark chocolate have been extolled for centuries, but the exact reason has remained a mystery –– until now. Researchers...

Biodiesel from gator fat with less waste

Chicken fat, pork fat or beef fat –– none is the cornerstone of a healthful diet –– but animal fats, including those from alligators,...

New reason to eat oats for heart health

The soluble fiber in oats helps lower total and LDL cholesterol, but scientists now say that the cardiovascular health benefits of oats goes beyond...
Nurse bees tending to brood in cells both open and capped with beeswax. Recent work at Washington University in St. Louis suggests that the division of labor in honeybee colonies is controlled by small segments of noncoding RNA called micro-RNAs, or miRNAs.

Honey is a new approach to fighting antibiotic resistance

Honey, that delectable condiment for breads and fruits, could be one sweet solution to the serious, ever-growing problem of bacterial resistance to antibiotics, researchers...

Liquid to gel to bone: Temp-sensitive gel regenerates facial bones

Rice University bioengineers have developed a hydrogel scaffold for craniofacial bone tissue regeneration that starts as a liquid, solidifies into a gel in the...

Polymer Gel, Heal Thyself: New composites could regenerate when damaged

When a chair leg breaks or a cell phone shatters, either must be repaired or replaced. But what if these materials could be programmed...

New solvent a solution for low-cost electronics?

Researchers at USC have created a solvent that will dissolve semiconductors safely and cheaply, allowing them to be applied as a thin film that...

Fingerprinting America’s whiskeys may help speed processing, prevent fraud

Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have used the latest analytical tools to develop chemical fingerprints for 60 American whiskeys, providing distinct chemical...

Grapefruit flavor could give insect pests the boot

The citrus flavor and aroma of grapefruit — already used in fruit juices, citrus-flavored beverages, and prestige perfumes and colognes — may be heading...

Scientists Demo New Method for Harvesting Energy from Light

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have demonstrated a new mechanism for extracting energy from light, a finding that could improve technologies for generating...

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