Category: Science

Emissions from most diesel cars in Europe greatly exceed laboratory testing levels

Emissions from most diesel cars in Europe greatly exceed laboratory testing levels

A new study reports that Volkswagen is not the only auto manufacturer to make diesel cars that produce vastly more emissions on the road than in laboratory tests. The study finds that in Europe, 10 major auto manufacturers produced diesel cars, sold between 2000 and 2015, that generate up to 16 times more emissions on the road than in regulatory tests. …read more

Cooking with wood or coal is linked to increased risk of respiratory illness and death

Cooking with wood or coal is linked to increased risk of respiratory illness and death

Burning wood or coal to cook food is associated with increased risk of hospitalization or dying from respiratory diseases. …read more

Kiwi teenagers less fit than a generation ago

Kiwi teenagers less fit than a generation ago

New Zealand teenagers are less fit and weigh more than their parents were at the same age, new University of Otago research reveals. …read more

Spray coated tactile sensor on 3D surface for robotic skin

Spray coated tactile sensor on 3D surface for robotic skin

Scientists have reported a stretchable pressure insensitive strain sensor by using an all solution-based process. The solution-based process is easily scalable to accommodate for large areas and can be coated as a thin-film on 3-dimensional irregularly shaped objects via spray coating. …read more

Sugar content of most supermarket yogurts well above recommended threshold

Sugar content of most supermarket yogurts well above recommended threshold

The sugar content of most types of yogurt is well above the recommended threshold, reveals an analysis of the nutrient content of available UK supermarket products. And organic varieties, often viewed as healthier options, contain some of the highest average sugar content, at 13.1 g/100 g, the findings indicate. …read more

Legacy of NASA’s Dawn, near the end of its mission

Legacy of NASA’s Dawn, near the end of its mission

NASA’s Dawn mission is drawing to a close after 11 years of breaking new ground in planetary science, gathering breathtaking imagery, and performing unprecedented feats of spacecraft engineering. …read more

Curiosity rover surveys a mystery under dusty Martian skies

Curiosity rover surveys a mystery under dusty Martian skies

NASA’s Curiosity rover recently surveyed its surroundings on Mars, producing a 360-degree panorama of its current location on Vera Rubin Ridge. …read more

DNA of early medieval Alemannic warriors and their entourage decoded

DNA of early medieval Alemannic warriors and their entourage decoded

In 1962, an Alemannic burial site containing human skeletal remains was discovered in Niederstotzingen (Baden-W├╝rttemberg, Germany). Researchers have now examined the DNA of these skeletal remains. …read more

Clown fish: Whence the white stripes?

Clown fish: Whence the white stripes?

Scientists have been training their attention on the developmental and evolutionary determinants of white stripes in clown fish. They now detail why, when, and how these bands arose and help elucidate their role in clown fish social organization. …read more

Body’s own ‘bomb squad’ can help protect against brain tumors

Body’s own ‘bomb squad’ can help protect against brain tumors

Researchers have discovered how a molecule can help prevent certain types of brain tumors by recognizing and ‘disarming’ harmful proteins that cause them. …read more