Tag: Nature (journal)

Study casts doubt on climate benefit of biofuels from corn residue

Using corn crop residue to make ethanol and other biofuels reduces soil carbon and can generate more greenhouse gases than gasoline, according to a...

Analysis: Industry-sponsored academic inventions spur increased innovation

Industry-sponsored, academic research leads to innovative patents and licenses, says a new analysis led by Brian Wright, University of California, Berkeley professor of agricultural...

Climate change will reduce crop yields sooner than we thought

A study led by the University of Leeds has shown that global warming of only 2°C will be detrimental to crops in temperate and...

Video: Scientists ‘herd’ cells in new approach to tissue engineering

Sometimes it only takes a quick jolt of electricity to get a swarm of cells moving in the right direction.Researchers at UC Berkeley found...

Supergene allows butterflies to mimic toxic relatives

Female swallowtail butterflies in the genus Papilio are known for sexual dimorphism, traits that make males and females different, and for Batesian mimicry, the...

Big fusion energy milestone achieved at Livermore lab

Ignition -- the process of releasing fusion energy equal to or greater than the amount of energy used to confine the fuel -- has...

Why winds explain the global warming hiatus

Heat stored in the western Pacific Ocean caused by an unprecedented strengthening of the equatorial trade winds appears to be largely responsible for the...

Early Universe ‘Warmed Up’ Later than Previously Believed

A new study from Tel Aviv University reveals that black holes, formed from the first stars in our universe, heated the gas throughout space...

Trees grow faster and store more carbon as they age

Trees put on weight faster and faster as they grow older, according to a new study in the journal Nature. The finding that most...

Rare gene variants double risk for Alzheimer’s disease

A team led by researchers atWashington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has identified variations in a gene that doubles a person’s risk of...

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