A study of players of the popular real-time strategy game StarCraft II suggests that cognitive motor performance peaks at age 24.
Among the big questions evolutionary scientists try to answer is how social behavior developed over the course of evolution. If researchers at Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz and Basel, Germany, are correct, the beginnings of an answer to that big question may be found in the smallest of places: earwigs.
After being carefully packed into shipping containers and hauled across the country in a FedEx truck, a priceless, nearly complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton has arrived at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC, where it will spend the next 50 years.
New research reveals the light-emitting properties of quantum dots can be applied in solar energy by more efficiently harvesting sunlight.
Scientists have discovered high levels of methane above shale gas wells at a point in production not previously thought to be a significant source of emissions, according to a joint study led by Purdue and Cornell universities.
An international team of university researchers has concluded that a meeting between a Neanderthal and one of the first humans did not take place on the Iberian Peninsula.
In 2006, marine biologists Craig McClain and Jim Barry used the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute's remotely operated vehicle to place 36 bundles of acacia wood on the sea floor of Monterey Canyon, 3,200 meters below the surface. Five years later, they retrieved the bundles. Now, a new release from the institute details their surprising findings.
Forests growing in nutrient-rich soils are able to absorb five times as much carbon from the atmosphere as those in nutrient-poor soils.
A new study may help explain why the famously rich waters of the Puget Sound are able to support such an abundance of life, including shellfish, salmon runs, and occasional pods of whales.
Years of research by the University of Basque Country Planetary Sciences Group have revealed intriguing clues about the planet's seasonal weather patterns and rotational period, according to a release from the school.
A new study shows an asteroid impact many times more powerful than the one that killed the dinosaurs probably hit the Earth about 3.2 billion years ago - a cataclysmic event that changed the world's tectonic activity, created a vast array of geological features, and contributed to a shift in evolutionary patterns.
Scientists at Stanford University have discovered an efficient way to produce liquid ethanol from carbon monoxide gas, with the hope that it will serve as an eco-friendly alternative to the use of corn and other crops to produce ethanol.
A University of California, Berkeley graduate student's desire for detail landed his study on the front cover of March's centennial issue of the American Journal of Botany.
Delaware University researchers report that invasive Asian Shore Crabs numbers are declining and that there has been resurgence in native crab population in the region.