Monday, June 26, 2017

Playing Favorites: Brain Cells Prefer One Parent’s Gene Over the Other’s

SALT LAKE CITY - Many kids say they love their mom and dad equally, but there are times when even the best prefers one...

Giant Flying Reptile Ruled Ancient Transylvania

New research suggests that a giant pterosaur – a toothless flying reptile with a 10 metre wingspan – may have been the dominant predator...

What’s Really in the Water

U.S. beaches and waterways are often closed to human contact when tests indicate an increase in E. coli, usually after heavy rains overwhelm sewage systems. However, the concentration of these common bacteria is not a reliable indicator of viruses in the water, which present a greater danger of causing illness in humans.

NASA Telescope Finds Seven Earth-Size, Habitable-Zone Planets

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly...

Red Tides Can Be Predicted, According to New Study

For over a century scientists have been trying to understand what causes red tides to form in coastal areas seemingly out of nowhere. Using a new, novel technique, that mystery is finally being unraveled.

How Sperm Swim Revealed in Mathematical Formula

Researchers have developed a mathematical formula based on the rhythmic movement of a sperm's head and tail, which significantly reduces the complexities of understanding and predicting how sperm make the difficult journey towards fertilizing an egg.

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