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Cutting Edge Research to Preserve Irish, Basque Sporting Skills

April 4, 2013, 4:07 pm

A major European motion-capture technology project to preserve, promote and develop culturally important sports has been developed in Ireland through a unique collaboration [...]

Researcher Calls for More Objective Studies to Support Gun Legislation

March 19, 2013, 6:00 am

The 2004 survey data from a national survey of state prison inmates reveals that among those who had committed a crime with a handgun, nearly 80 percent had acquired their [...]

Facebook ‘likes’ Reveal Personality Traits

March 12, 2013, 5:52 am

Research at Cambridge has found a connection linking a person’s Facebook likes to his personality.

New Technology to Increase Solar Efficiency

March 8, 2013, 8:46 am

A new technique has been developed by University of Toronto engineering professor Ted Sargent and his research group that significantly increases the efficiency of solar cells.

Climate Change Beliefs Tied to Politics and Temperature

February 1, 2013, 7:00 am

Americans are deeply polarized in their beliefs about climate change, but researchers found that Independents’ opinions are guided largely by temperature.

Beyond Bodies: More to Robots Than Humanoid Shape

January 21, 2013, 2:30 pm

For some time now pop culture has painted a particular picture of robots. So why aren’t we seeing robots like these by now?

Earthworms Synthesize Semiconductors From Heavy Metals

January 3, 2013, 3:00 pm

The red worm, Lumbricus rubellus, can make nano-semiconductors called quantum dots when fed soil that contains metals like cadmium and tellurium.

Tiny Rainforest Spiders Build Giant Decoys

December 24, 2012, 3:49 pm

Miniature spiders have been discovered in Peru that create large fake spiders in their webs.

Multitasking Humpback Whales Sing in Feeding Grounds

December 19, 2012, 5:00 pm

Singing while eating isn’t recommended for humans, but humpback whales have been recorded doing so in a new study.

Male Finches Fool Some Females With Fake Songs

December 18, 2012, 7:00 pm

The songs of male zebra finches may not always be truthful, according to new international research.


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