A new technique to figure out how old stars are

Our understanding of the universe, and of the Milky Way, is built on an edifice of individual pieces of knowledge, all related to each...

U.S. government can do more to promote biochar

A new study shows how well-designed government policy can address the problem of high startup costs making it hard for some farmers to implement...

Physicists measure ‘weak force’ inside atoms for first time

Researchers have reported the first measurements of the weak interaction between protons and neutrons inside an atom. The detection of the elusive force verifies a...

Scientists find new way to deposit metals onto fabrics

Researchers have devised a way to deposit metals onto fabrics and used it to insert sensors and batteries into these materials. A multidisciplinary team of...

4 things could predict postpartum depression

Four characteristics may offer a way to predict if a woman will experience postpartum depression—and if her symptoms will worsen over the first year...

AI could create inexpensive, widely available early detector of heart disease

A Mayo Clinic study finds that applying artificial intelligence (AI) to a widely available, inexpensive test—the electrocardiogram (EKG) - results in a simple, affordable...

New tech could boost omega 3 fatty acid levels in brain

Getting enough of the omega 3 fatty acids DHA and EPA into the brain to study their effects on Alzheimer's and depression is no...

Scientists discover 5 types of insomnia

Researchers at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience revealed that there are five types of insomnia. This finding is published in The Lancet Psychiatry. A commentary in...

6 things that could raise your blood pressure

Keeping your pressure under control can mean adding things to your life, like exercise, that help lower it. But, you may not realize that it...

You could do these 4 things to prevent stroke

It is known that heart attack is caused by the condition when oxygen-rich blood to a part of the heart is blocked. If the same...

This drug discovery may help reverse aging

In a recent study, researchers have made a big discovery that could lead to a drug that actually reverses aging. Such a drug could improve...

Steam-powered spacecraft could explore the asteroid belt forever, refueling itself in space

The era of renewed space exploration has led to some rather ambitious proposals. While many have been on the books for decades, it has only...

The hidden costs of online shopping – for customers and retailers

Internet shopping has grown massively, especially now that free delivery and returns, with multiple ways of making them, are the norm. You can order a...

New protein discovery raises hope for smarter drugs to boost ‘good cholesterol’

A protein that transports cholesterol inside cells could be the key to developing drugs to boost ‘good cholesterol’. Scientists at UNSW Sydney have made a...

Bioconstruction: Beyond hempcrete

One of the common beliefs about bio-construction is that it is only for rich people. According to Mike Lawrence, Professor at the BRE CICM (Centre...