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Deep Ocean Current May Slow Due to Climate Change, Penn Research...

Far beneath the surface of the ocean, deep currents act as conveyer belts, channeling heat, carbon, oxygen and nutrients around the globe. A new study...

Owl monkeys don’t cheat

Intensive fathering plays a role True monogamy is rare in the animal kingdom. Even in species that appear to "mate for life," genetic maternity and...

Social ties influence who wins certain Hollywood movie awards

When it comes to Oscars and some other Hollywood movie awards, who your friends are affects whether you win, according to a new study. "Sociological...

New Structure in Dogs’ Eye Linked to Blinding Retinal Diseases

In humans, a tiny area in the center of the retina called the fovea is critically important to viewing fine details. Densely packed with...

Study in Fruitflies Connects Protein Misfolding, Sleep Loss and Age

Pulling an “all-nighter” before a big test is practically a rite of passage in college. Usually, it’s no problem: You stay up all night,...

Geophysicist, Mathematicians Describe How River Rocks Round

For centuries, geologists have recognized that the rocks that line riverbeds tend to be smaller and rounder further downstream. But these experts have not...

School drug tests don’t work, but ‘positive climate’ might

School drug testing does not deter teenagers from smoking marijuana, but creating a "positive school climate" just might, according to research reported in the...

Theory for Metamaterials That Act as an Analog Computer

A new study shows that metamaterials can be designed to do “photonic calculus” by working like an analog computer. “Thanks to recent advances in nanotechnology,...

Full Day’s Calories, Fat and Sodium in an Average Restaurant Meal

Consumers tend to think of sit-down restaurants as offering healthier options than fast-food venues but there is little evidence to support that idea. In...

Nutrition guidelines needed for full-service restaurant chains

Food prepared away from home is typically higher in calories and lower in nutrition than food prepared at home, but it now makes up...

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