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Cow manure harbors diverse new antibiotic resistance genes

Manure from dairy cows, which is commonly used as a farm soil fertilizer, contains a surprising number of newly identified antibiotic resistance genes from...

Glasses strong as steel: A fast way to find the best

Scientists at Yale University have devised a dramatically faster way of identifying and characterizing complex alloys known as bulk metallic glasses (BMGs), a versatile...

Using more wood for construction can slash global reliance on fossil...

A Yale University-led study has found that using more wood and less steel and concrete in building and bridge construction would substantially reduce global...

Facebook Feelings Are Contagious, Study Shows

You can’t catch a cold from a friend online. But can you catch a mood? It would seem so, according to new research from...

Fruit-loving lemurs score higher on spatial memory tests

Food-finding tests in five lemur species show that fruit-eaters may have better spatial memory than lemurs with a more varied diet. The results support the...

Study Explores Kids’ Notions of Prelife

Hard-wired belief in immortality shared by different cultures Most people, regardless of race, religion, or culture, believe they are immortal. That is, people believe that...

New ‘max flow’ algorithm streamlines solutions

Finding the most efficient way to transport items across a network like the U.S. highway system or the Internet is a problem that has...

Probing confluence of human, animal, environmental health in Africa

Several UW researchers are working on disease prediction and control by looking at the interrelationships of people, other living creatures and their habitats. “Human-animal medicine...

Watching the Milky Way grow up

Humans take the starry night for granted. But Earth’s night sky hasn’t always sparkled: In the distant past, during the infancy of the Milky...

Rats! Humans and rodents process their mistakes

People and rats may think alike when they've made a mistake and are trying to adjust their thinking. That's the conclusion of a study published...

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