Bacteria are consummate survivalists. They are aided in this by their ability to assimilate DNA from their surroundings, which allows them to constantly acquire new characteristics. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Biophysics and Goethe Unive…
Singing a duet in a foreign language isn’t just for opera stars—red-capped robin-chats do it too. These orange-brown birds with grey wings can imitate the sounds of 40 other bird species, even other species’ high-speed duets.
When harmful insects attack a plant, it defends itself. It forms protective substances that are poisonous for the insects. This defense response is activated by messengers, jasmonates. Their biosynthesis had been deemed to have been elucidated for almo…
Prime numbers are more than just numbers that can only be divided by themselves and one. They are a mathematical mystery, the secrets of which mathematicians have been trying to uncover ever since Euclid proved that they have no end.
An international team of scientists led by researchers from the Argelander Institute for Astronomy has mapped the mass distribution in a distant galaxy cluster (RCS2J2327). This cosmic colossus is located in the constellation Pisces at a distance of ap…
The digital reconstruction of the skull of a 200-million-year-old South African dinosaur, Massospondylus, has made it possible for researchers to make 3-D prints and in this way facilitate research on other dinosaurs all over the world.
In the 1980s and 1990s parts of Africa saw a surge in dam building for energy production. After a brief hiatus there has been renewed interested. Many new construction projects are planned and underway across sub-Saharan Africa.
The recently released NAPLAN 2017 results and findings from the latest Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) have got Australia talking again about how our children are faring when it comes to literacy.
This week, Nature published an article that could challenge the theory of stellar evolution.
Indian software firm Infosys reported a massive increase in quarterly profits on Friday a day after rival Tata Consultancy Services said its earnings had slid.
General Motors is seeking approval from US regulators for an autonomous vehicle with no steering wheel or pedals, the automaker announced Friday.
Chinese gaming and social media titan Tencent has raised $5 billion in a bond issue which attracted orders totalling more than $41 billion for its biggest dollar-denominated sale so far, Bloomberg reported Friday.
Washington (UPI) Dec 19, 2017 –
Insitu Inc. has been awarded a modified contract by the U.S. Navy for services to support the ScanEagle Unmanned Aviation System, an intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance platform.
The deal, announced Monday …