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Supervolcano eruptions triggered by melt buoyancy

Supervolcanos are not usual volcanos. By effectively "exploding" as opposed to erupting, they leave a giant hole in the Earth's crust instead of a volcanic...

Researchers Develop a Dynamic Model of Tissue Failure

The idea of growing replacement tissue to repair an organ, or to swap it out for an entirely new one, is rapidly transitioning from...

Scientists create an implantable slimming aid

Humankind has a weight problem – and not only in industrialized nations: The growing prosperity in many Asian or Latin American countries goes hand...

How neural circuits zero in on info needed for decisions

While eating lunch you notice an insect buzzing around your plate. Its color and its motion both could influence how you respond. If the insect...

Genetically fingerprinting pearls

For a long time, it was thought impossible to isolate a pearl's genetic material. Now, a Swiss research team has achieved this elusive goal. Scientists...

Researchers Discover Innate Virus-killing Power in Mammals

Scientists have a promising new approach to combating deadly human viruses thanks to an educated hunch by University of California, Riverside microbiology professor Shou-Wei...

New method to visualize the activity of genes in single cells

Biologists of the University of Zurich have developed a method to visualize the activity of genes in single cells. The method is so efficient...

Niacin, the fountain of youth?

Who would not want to live a long and healthy life? A freely available food supplement could help in this respect, scientists from ETH...

Teleport: Scientists transmit an atom from one location to another inside...

A team of University of Queensland physicists has transmitted an atom from one location to another inside an electronic chip. The team, which includes Dr...

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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