A longstanding mystery in photosynthesis — a process used by plants and other organisms to convert light energy into chemical energy — has been solved in a new study conducted by a team of researchers.
New study sheds light on photosynthesis
A 'sinister' object was seen falling from the sky over El Paso, Texas, near the secret White Sands Military base.
UFO hunters spot strange cube falling from black hole portal
Fatty foods should be sold in plain packaging to help the battle against obesity, a leading neuroscientist has said.
Sell fatty food in plain packaging
Practice is a physical activity, of course, but it's also hard mental work — if you're doing it right. A new video published by TED Ed gets down to the scientific nitty-gritty of what good practice looks like, and what it does to your brain. (Think axons and myelin, not ‘muscle memory’ — muscles don't have ‘memory’.)
How to practice effectively
Historically, when humans have sought a reliable source of calories — particularly one that can be readily nabbed from an unsuspecting animal with minimal exertion and zero horticulture skills — we have often turned to eggs.
Unscrambling the nutrition science on eggs
A new cell analysis method developed by scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology could allow simple sheets of graphene oxide to function as a diagnostics device for medical and biological tests.
Graphene can help scientists capture, analyze cells
Research by the University of Southampton has found that methods used to predict the effect of species extinction on ecosystems could be producing inaccurate results.
Effects of species extinction on complex ecosystems
Researchers at the University of Arkansas recently took a step toward answering a question for the ages: Is there life on Mars? Answer: They can't rule it out.
Is anything tough enough to survive on Mars?
New research suggested the last populations of woolly mammoths suffered from deteriorating genomes as a result of isolation and inbreeding.
The last woolly mammoth populations suffered genomic meltdowns
Researchers in Japan found horseback riding improved the performance of children on certain behavior tests.
Horseback riding may boost learning in children

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