Anxiety might live in your gut, not in your head

Researchers at McMaster University have made an interesting discovery about those “gut feelings” we sometimes have. It’s a big discovery linked to little organisms.

Researchers find “smart drugs” might not be so smart

Yale researchers have found that for some people, the expensive cancer medications called "smart drugs" might not be so smart after all.

Swiss researcher shows natural breeding better than GMOs

A Swiss researcher has developed a new apple that is resistant to disease, appealing to the palate, and easy to grow, all without using genetic modification.

Perceptions of justice built into the brain

A new study suggests that our brains have a built-in mechanism that causes an automatic reaction when we deal with someone who refuses to share.

Lasers could revolutionize internal combustion engines

Spark plugs have powered internal combustion engines for 150 years. Leave it to the Japanese to develop a way to replace spark plugs with lasers.

Nanofiber spheres can carry cells into wounds to grow tissue

Scientists have made biodegradable polymers that can self-assemble into nanofiber spheres. They are injected into wounds to help cells form new tissue.

Boy Scouts to introduce a robotics merit badge

When you think of the Boy Scouts you usually think of outdoors activities. But now scouts will have robotics as an activity.

Computers may understand you better than people

Computers don’t have emotions, but that won’t stop them from being able to understand how you feel.

Detecting cancer, HIV with carbon nanotubes

Engineers have developed a device that can detect single cancer cells in a blood sample.

Bullying in mice alters brain chemistry, leads to anxiety

Mice that are low on the totem pole have a tough life. It turns out that bullying has some measurable effects on the brain chemistry of mice.

New fluorescent OLEDs more efficient than once believed

Engineering researchers at the University of Michigan have created a remarkably effective fluorescent blue OLED.

Scientists learn about the brain’s ability to reorganize itself

A new study from The University of Michigan has found that after being disrupted, mouse brains are able to shift important functions tied to learning and memory.

Study finds best way to develop argument skills

If you’ve ever read the comments on a website then you know that most people lack the ability to argue well. Let’s be honest, some of the arguments you’ve read are probably really dumb.

Quantum engineers clear a roadblock in developing new technologies

An international team of scientists has overcome an obstacle that traditionally interfered with the engineering of quantum systems.

Plastics can now conduct electricity

The discovery of a new technique will make it possible to create a whole new collection of plastics with metallic and/or superconducting properties.  

Monkeys demonstrate self-awareness via computer game

Animal researchers used to assume that humans were the only animals that are aware of their own thought process. A new study in macaques by US based scientists demonstrates that some monkeys also have self-awareness.

New lithium-ion battery could power electric vehicles

Car companies are rapidly developing electric and hybrid electric vehicles. One of the challenges they deal with is discovering a proper energy storage system. They may now have a solution to that problem.

The mystery of jumping fleas has been solved

For a long time scientists have been trying to figure out the physics behind the flea’s jumping ability. New research that was recently published has clarified the science of how fleas jump.

Simple marine worms distant relatives of humans

It appears that vertebrates have some distant relatives they didn’t previously know about. New research says that complex species such as humans and starfish are related to two species of lowly marine worms.

Medical researchers turning bacteria against themselves

Bacteria usually attack you with toxins designed to hijack or even kill host cells. To avoid self-destruction, bacteria possess a way of protecting themselves from their own toxins.