New insights into the origin of life

A famous experiment in 1953 showed that amino acids, the building blocks of proteins, could have…

Cellulose nanofibers to improve the sensitivity of lateral flow tests

Scientists from the ICN2 Nanobioelectronics and Biosensors Group led by ICREA Prof. Arben Merko├ži have carried…

Emotional response to city design could guide urban planning

Virtual reality and scenario-testing models are being built to help urban planners and architects get real-time…

Study of microfossils maps extreme global warming and environmental change

Studies of marine microfossils, known as conodonts, have allowed a team of researchers from Australia and…

A prehistory of blindness

Fossils that had gone unstudied since the early 20thcentury helped a team led by University of…

Liberals and conservatives have different views on equity, but share 'protestant work ethic'

There are longstanding debates in the United States about how society should distribute resources and support,…

Gazans struggle to protect antiquities from neglect, looting

Walid al-Aqqad’s Gaza home would be the envy of many an antiquities collector. Click…

Cover crops, compost and carbon

Soil organic matter has long been known to benefit farmers. The carbon in this organic matter…

Medication in the environment affects feeding behavior of fish

Scientists are increasingly warning that prescription drugs can affect wildlife and ecosystems when they find their…

Human activity likely affects giraffe's social networks

In a new Ethology study, researchers examined information on two adjacent giraffe populations in Kenya to…