Featured Research

The First Signs Of Water Outside Our Solar System

The First Signs Of Water Outside Our Solar System

Water—in the form of ice clouds—has been spotted on the coldest known brown dwarf beyond our solar system.

Avatar’s Flying Reptiles Soared In Ancient China

Avatar’s Flying Reptiles Soared In Ancient China

Scientists discover that flying reptiles first seen in a science-fiction film may really have existed hundreds of millions of years ago in China.

Controlling Levitating Disks With Nanoscale Textures

Controlling Levitating Disks With Nanoscale Textures

Modifying the surface texture between moving objects can generate sufficient gas pressure to cause levitation, scientists show.

Ozone Wiped Out Six Million Tons Of India’s Crops In 2005

Ozone Wiped Out Six Million Tons Of India’s Crops In 2005

Scientists say that ozone pollution damaged six million metric tons of India’s crops, which could have fed 94 million people.

Reporting Celebrity Suicides Could Motivate Copycats

Reporting Celebrity Suicides Could Motivate Copycats

Researchers have found that media coverage of a celebrity suicide could incite a large-scale copycat effect.

Balancing Neuropeptides After A Stroke

Balancing Neuropeptides After A Stroke

Selectively blocking neuropeptides such as substance P could improve patient outcomes following a stroke.

Paving The Way For Life On Land

Paving The Way For Life On Land

Scientists have identified the genes which could have enabled the first plants to conquer the terrestrial environment.

Uncovering Glaucoma’s Genetic Roots

Uncovering Glaucoma’s Genetic Roots

Scientists have pinpointed new genetic regions linked to glaucoma which could improve the diagnosis and treatment of the disease.

Broken Signals Lead To Neurodegeneration

Broken Signals Lead To Neurodegeneration

Neurogenerative diseases could be explained by modifications of the IP3 receptor which lock it in a closed state.

How Influenza Uses Random Errors To Survive

How Influenza Uses Random Errors To Survive

Researchers have identified the mechanism the influenza A virus uses to introduce genetic diversity and increase its chances of survival.