Tinder is a common way for humans to look for suitable partners. An app based dating system may also be suitable for primates, according to researchers. Dutch zoologists have tested out a dating app for orangutans.
All school children are taught there are seven continents on the planet, but there may soon be an eighth continent, Zealandia. A new study suggests that a mostly submerged landmass in the southwest Pacific should be classified as a continent.
A recently published study reveals scientists have detected carbon-based materials on the dwarf planet Ceres. These organic molecules are considered to be the building blocks of life on Earth and it is possible life exists on the dwarf planet.
The manufacture of medicines is at risk from cross-contamination from people, a result of the shedding of microorganisms. In February a special two-day conference considered how best to manage this risk.
News that pharmaceutical company Merck has halted a clinical trial for a once promising Alzheimer’s treatment (verubecestat) is not only bad news for the patient group, it could signal that the general view as to the cause of Alzheimer's might be wrong.
Scientists from Northwestern University have developed a new imaging technology that is the first to see DNA “blink,” or fluoresce. This is key to understanding the mechanism at play in relation to different diseases.
Elastomers are used for a variety of common goods, and they are the basis of flexible electronics. Increasing flexibility while maintaining elasticity is a key requirement; with this, a new super-stretchable elastomer has been developed.
Researchers studying broken pebbles found in the Arene Candide Epigravettian Cemetery in Italy have concluded that about 12,000 years ago, the stones were used to decorate the dead and then "ritually killed" to remove the stone's spiritual powers.
Some bacteria are electrogenic, meaning they can generate current as part of their metabolism. Researchers have succeeded in conferring this ability onto bacteria that do not naturally have this function. The aim is sustainable electricity generation.
A new study heqaded by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has identified hospital-acquired pneumonia and wound infections negatively affect the clinical long-term outcome after acute traumatic spinal cord injury.
Stargazers will have three sweet treats if they're lucky, this Friday night and into Saturday when Comet 45P zooms across the sky. You might not see it well because of the snow moon and penumbral lunar eclipse, though.