NASA researchers have discovered that the March 2011 tsunami in Japan was a “merging tsunami” that doubled in intensity over rugged ocean ridges, amplifying its destructive power.
Researchers in Japan have made a transparent crab shell and used this knowledge to create a transparent nanocomposite sheet.
Bamboo, a plant often associated with China and pandas, may be the key to combating soil degradation and massive deforestation in Africa as an alternative source of energy.
Atmospheric carbon dioxide levels plunged by 40 percent before and during the formation of the Antarctic ice sheet 34 million years ago, according to a new study.
University of Oregon researchers have dated the domestication of the soybean to 5,500 years ago, around the time villages were established in northern China.
Coral researchers and reef managers will now have an easier job in identifying the specific diseases causing coral infections by a method called genetic fingerprinting.
A large international stem cell collaboration has identified a portion of the genome mutated during long-term culture of human embryonic stem cells.
L-tyrosine, a health supplement used by bodybuilders, could someday be the key to treating a life-threatening muscular dystrophy affecting hundreds of Australian children.
Researchers have shown for the first time how Golden orb web spiders add a chemical to their web silk to repel invading ants.
Inspired by nature’s successful strategy, researchers have used materials similar to chlorophyll in leaves to develop low-cost and high-efficiency solar cells for the next generation of clean energy technologies.