To explore or exploit? Fishing vessel records show trade-offs

Thousands of fishing vessel records indicate that exploration pays off in the face of uncertainty, according…

Physicists discover new quantum trick for graphene: Magnetism

Physicists were stunned when two twisted sheets of graphene showed signs of superconductivity. Now scientists have…

Scientists film molecular rotation

Scientists have used precisely tuned pulses of laser light to film the ultrafast rotation of a…

For a fragile frog population, wildfire is the latest challenge

Katy Delaney stood at the top of the canyon, below her feet a wooded glen transformed…

Redefining the kilogram means redefining how we measure wealth

Between November 2008 and October 2014, an additional $85 billion was created on an almost-monthly basis…

Some good conservation news: India's tiger numbers are going up

Indian tiger numbers are up, according to one of the most detailed wildlife surveys ever conducted.…

DIY pump takes science out of the lab

A simple pressure pump, made from balloons and nylon stockings, will give more people in more…

Travelling towards a quantum internet at light speed

A research team lead by Osaka University demonstrated how information encoded in the circular polarization of…

A catalyst for sustainable methanol

Scientists at ETH Zurich and oil and gas company Total have developed a new catalyst that…

Freezing cells made safer thanks to new polymer

Cell freezing (cryopreservation)—which is essential in cell transfusions as well as basic biomedical research—can be dramatically…