‘Maria Theresa was a relentlessly strict matriarch’

On the occasion of the 300th birthday of Empress Maria Theresa (1717-1780), many clichés about one of the most powerful women in history need to be abandoned according to the latest research. "Maria T..

Scientists overcome inaccessibility of caves through molecular genetic approach

An international group of scientists has used a novel highly sensitive method for detection of environmental DNA in groundwater to extend the poorly known range of the rare subterranean amphibian from..

Extreme weather events linked to climate change impact on the jet stream

Credit: Michael Mann, Penn State Unprecedented summer warmth and flooding, forest fires, drought and torrential rain -- extreme weather events are occurring more and more often, but now an internat..

Researchers crack structure of key protein in Zika virus

Credit: Song lab, UC Riverside. RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Zika virus (ZIKV), which causes Zika virus disease, is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes aegypti or Aedes albopict..

Playing to beat the blues: Video games viable treatment for depression

Video games and "brain training" applications are increasingly touted as an effective treatment for depression. A new UC Davis study carries it a step further, though, finding that when the video game..

Total Joint Center at The Miriam Hospital awarded second Joint Commission Gold Seal of...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Total Joint Center at The Miriam Hospital has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement. The ..

Psychologists enlist machine learning to help diagnose depression

Credit: David M Schnyer, Peter C. Clasen, Christopher Gonzalez and Christopher G. Beevers Depression affects more than 15 million American adults, or about 6.7 percent of the U.S. population, each ..

Kent State chemists create microscopic environment to study cancer cell growth

Credit: Photo provided by Kent State University According to the American Cancer Society, there will be an estimated 1,688,780 new cancer cases diagnosed and 600,920 cancer deaths in the U.S. in 201..

Renewable energy has robust future in much of Africa

Credit: UC Berkeley As Africa gears up for a tripling of electricity demand by 2030, a new Berkeley study maps out a viable strategy for developing wind and solar power while simultaneously reducin..

The economic case for wind and solar energy in Africa

Credit: Grace Wu/Berkeley Lab To meet skyrocketing demand for electricity, African countries may have to triple their energy output by 2030. While hydropower and fossil fuel power plants are favore..