Two-dimensional melting of hard spheres experimentally unravelled after 60 years

Credit: Oxford University After extensive research, scientists from the Department of Chemistry at the University of Oxford have found experimental evidence that sheds new light on the melting of t..

Daring declaration

It all started with a one-line entry - "Manuscript copy, on parchment, of the Declaration in Congress of the thirteen United States of America" - in the catalog of a tiny records office in the town of..

New digital map shows changing racial diversity of America

Credit: Andrew Higley/UC Creative Services A geography professor at the University of Cincinnati repurposed NASA maps to show the changing racial diversity of every neighborhood in the continental Un..

Making bins more convenient boosts recycling and composting rates

Credit: University of British Columbia Want to recycle or compost more? Try moving the bins closer, new UBC research suggests. The study shows that placing bins 1.5 metres away from suite doors dr..

Report recommends ways to improve response to toxic inhalation disasters

Credit: ATS April 21, 2017--Better medical responses to the accidental or intentional release of inhaled toxic chemicals are being developed, but the field faces considerable challenges, according t..

Atomic-level motion may drive bacteria’s ability to evade immune system defenses

Credit: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention A study from Indiana University has found evidence that extremely small changes in how atoms move in bacterial proteins can play a big role in how..

NASA and NOAA satellites watch Arlene, first Atlantic Tropical Storm of the season

Credit: Credits: NASA/NOAA GOES Project The first tropical storm of the Atlantic Ocean hurricane season formed 40 days before the official kick off of the season. Tropical Storm Arlene formed in the..

Economists price BP oil spill damage to natural resources at $17.2 billion

Credit: U.S. Navy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Defense.gov_photo_essay_100506-N-6436W-023.jpg The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was the largest maritime oil spill in U.S. history. Almost..

Opioid addiction increases likelihood of death tenfold in general healthcare settings

Credit: UCLA People who are addicted to opioids and receiving their medical care in a general health care setting were more than 10 times as likely to die during a four-year period than people with..

That’s what friends are for

Friendships play a vital role in helping people get through substantial challenges in life, according to a new study. Until now, little research has been carried out into the role friends and, in pa..