If there’s one thing which annoys everyone, it’s unfairness, as applied to themselves. A new theory, that the sense of fairness evolved to promote cooperation, has now had some confirmation through a new study. It also raises a few questions.
Biologists have examined a parasitic disease that affects piglets during the first days of their life and can cause heavy diarrhea in the animals. To find out more, the researchers analyzed the immune response to the infection.
Researchers have found a way to boost the energy density of supercapacitors through the use of more sophisticated electrodes. These electrodes are composed of hemp fibers, and they have a high energy storage capacity.
The Federal Court of Australia has rejected an appeal of a ruling that allows companies to patent isolated human genes. This reignites the debate: who owns your genes - you or the company that extracts them?
Sangeeta Bhatia, creator of miniature medical technologies, has won the Lemelson-MIT Prize. Bhatia is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and a professor at MIT, where she directs the Laboratory for Multiscale Regenerative Technologies.
Paleontologists have discovered fossils of a 120 million-year-old pterosaur that bears a striking resemblance to a winged creature in James Cameron's movie 'Avatar.' Unearthed in China, the pterosaur also bears a pouch similar to a pelican's.
Researchers have unearthed microbes, found living underground, that could help tackle the problem of nuclear waste disposal. The bacteria can survive in the very harsh conditions found in radioactive waste disposal sites.