Winters in Scandinavia were long and cold in the Bronze and Iron Ages, then as now— but a blazing fire was not the only thing to keep people warm. From northwest Denmark, circa 1500-1300 BC, to the Swedish island of Gotland as late as the first century AD, Nordic peoples were imbibing an alcoholic grog.
Researchers are using a unique method of nanomaterial imaging to more effectively determine the highly variable acid leaching values of Western Australian nickel laterite ores.
Researchers have timed plasmon-generated electrons moving from nanorods to graphene.
Topological insulators are the key to future spintronics technologies. Scientists have unraveled how these strange materials work, overcoming one of the biggest obstacles on the way to next-generation applications.
Research has suggested that human earwax— an easily obtained bodily secretion— could be an overlooked source of personal information.
While the origin of life remains mysterious, scientists are finding more and more evidence that material created in space and delivered to Earth by comet and meteor impacts could have given a boost to the start of life.
Scientists have discovered the bonds in a buckyball can be “detuned” when exposed to an electric current in an optical antenna.
Researchers have developed a relatively low-temperature process to convert certain kinds of plastic waste into liquid fuel as a way to re-use discarded plastic bags and other products.
Scientists have together developed a new, inexpensive material that has the potential to capture and convert solar energy— particularly from the bluer part of the spectrum— much more efficiently than ever before.
Scientists have created a way to fine tune a process critical to the pharmaceutical industry that could save a lot of time and money.
A new method for analyzing biological samples based on their chemical makeup is set to transform the way medical scientists examine diseased tissue.
Researchers have demonstrated an unprecedented ability to peer into the dynamic, real-time reactions blazing along at scales spanning just billionths of a meter.
The Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey Collaboration announced that it has measured the scale of the universe to an accuracy of 1 percent. This and future measures at this precision are the key to determining the nature of dark energy.
Using advanced monitoring methods to assess health risk from air pollution, an environmental health scientist hopes to demonstrate for the first time in a real-world setting that air pollution can and should be regulated based on toxicology variables rather than simply on the volume of particles in the air.
Researchers recently reported a novel approach for identifying and quantifying an important DNA repair enzyme in mammals, including humans.
Researchers have discovered a molecule that is produced during exercise that contributes to the beneficial effects of exercise on metabolism.
Scientists investigating heat decay from radiogenic granite in the Darling Range have discovered that the maximum heat output has exceeded previously known data.
Scientists have pioneered a tabletop magnetic pulse generator that does the work of a room-sized machine– and more.
Using an ingenious setup, scientists have calculated the force of molecular motors acting on inner components of biological cells, known as organelles.
Scientists have obtained the first detailed molecular structure of a member of the Tet family of enzymes. The finding is important for the field of epigenetics because Tet enzymes chemically modify DNA, changing signposts that tell the cell's machinery "this gene is shut off" into other signs that say "ready for a change."
Pot products may now be legal for medical use in 20 states and the District of Columbia, but how do patients know what dose they’re really getting and whether it’s safe? Small labs are setting up shop— some at their own legal peril— to help patients find out.