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What’s that smell in W. Virgina water?

In the more than two months since the Jan. 9 chemical spill into West Virginia’s Elk River, new findings reveal the nature of the...

Discovery opens up new areas of microbiology, evolutionary biology

A team of researchers led by Virginia Tech and University of California, Berkeley, scientists has discovered that a regulatory process that turns on photosynthesis...

Big differences in concussion risk between football helmets

Football helmets can be designed to reduce the risk of concussions, according to a new study by some of the nation's leading concussion researchers...

Ultrasound directed to the human brain can boost sensory performance

Whales, bats, and even praying mantises use ultrasound as a sensory guidance system — and now a new study has found that ultrasound can...

Drivers engaged in other tasks about 10 percent of the time

Drivers eat, reach for the phone, text, or otherwise take their eyes off the road about 10 percent of the time they are behind...

Forget hurricane activity: Coastal sea levels to rise regardless

All the hoopla about increasingly destructive tropical storms may be distracting people from the fact that sea-level rise will threaten coastal communities, come what...

Surveying Ice and Fire: The First Map of All of Iceland’s...

For the first time, all of Iceland’s glaciers are shown on a single map, produced by the Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO), in collaboration with...

Evidence that larger structures collapse to form ‘buckyballs’

Researchers at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have reported the first experimental evidence that supports the theory that a soccer ball-shaped nanoparticle commonly...

Exercise is no quick cure for insomnia

Exercise is a common prescription for insomnia. But spending 45 minutes on the treadmill one day won't translate into better sleep that night, according...

Sounding rocket to study active regions on the sun

At NASA's White Sands Test Facility in Las Cruces, N.M., a sounding rocket is being readied for flight. Due to launch on Aug. 8,...

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