Microbes have a remarkable ability to adapt to the extreme conditions in fracking wells. New finding help scientists understand what is happening inside fracking wells and could offer insight into processes such as corrosion and methane production.
Drinking highly caffeinated alcoholic beverages triggers changes in the adolescent brain similar to taking cocaine, and the consequences last into adulthood as an altered ability to deal with rewarding substances, according to a Purdue University study.
Researchers have been trying for decades to develop a vaccine against the globally endemic hepatitis C virus (HCV). Now scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered one reason why success has so far been elusive.
Three-dimensional structures that combine boron nitride nanotubes and graphene may be suitable for hydrogen storage for cars, according to calculations by Rice University scientists.
Ice shelf vibrations cause unusual waves in Antarctic atmosphere.
Researchers have found that a specific detoxification compound, glutathione, helps resist the toxic stresses of everyday life -- but its levels decline with age and this sets the stage for a wide range of health problems. It may be possible to restore glutathione levels and help prevent some of the metabolic declines associated with aging.
For the first time scientists can see how the shells of tiny marine organisms grow atom-by-atom, a new study reports. The advance provides new insights into the mechanisms of biomineralization and will improve our understanding of environmental change in Earth's past.
A new kind of sensor to identify gases has been developed at TU Wien (Vienna), based on quantum-cascade-technology. The sensor can emit laser light which is sent through the gas and reflected back into the sensor, where the same structure can act as a light detector.
Combining cellphone data with perceptions of public spaces could help guide urban planning.
Amanda Farthing and the team at Clemson University created maps showing which lands in South Carolina would be most suitable for generating solar energy at utility scale.