Tumours grow where two gut bacteria thrive : Research Highlights

Tumours grow where two gut bacteria thrive : Research Highlights

Norway rats reward helpful companions. Credit: Manon SchweinfurthFair-minded rats pay helpers with food If you give a rat a treat, it might reciprocate the favour. ‘Rub my back and I’ll give you a sweet’ — even rats engage in this kind of trade, suggesting that cooperation among animals is more…

A metal catalyst for speedier drug production : Research Highlights

A metal catalyst for speedier drug production : Research Highlights

This mummy, known as Gebelein Man A, had a wild bull and a goat-like creature inked on his arm, possibly as symbols of power or strength. Credit: Trustees of the British MuseumMummies sport the oldest animal tattoos Ancient Egyptian body art also included ritual objects. An Egyptian mummy known as…

Dine 21 Stories Underground in This 345-Million-Year-Old Cavern

Dine 21 Stories Underground in This 345-Million-Year-Old Cavern

A meal at Cavern Grotto begins with an elevator ride 21 stories beneath the Earth’s surface. The restaurant, which opens for business today, August 15, is located inside a vast network of caverns running beneath the area near Peach Springs, Arizona, a small community about 140 miles southwest of the Grand Canyon’s…

Giant fuzzy virus found in soda lake : Research Highlights

Giant fuzzy virus found in soda lake : Research Highlights

King penguins on the move on South Georgia Island. Credit: Ole Jorgen Liodden/NPLKing penguins will have to island-hop to survive Climate change will shift birds’ feeding grounds away from breeding sites. Climate change could force millions of king penguins to seek new breeding grounds by the end of the century.King…

Florida residents could soon get the power to alter science classes

Florida residents could soon get the power to alter science classes

Florida Senator Tom Lee co-sponsored a bill that would let state residents have a say in what instructors teach their students.Credit: Scott Keeler/Tampa Bay Times/ZUMAPolicymakers in the United States are pushing to give the public more power to influence what educators teach students. Last week, Florida’s legislature started considering two…

Thirsty seeds reach for medicine cabinet: Seed treatment with salicylic acid helps the cowpea deal with drought — ScienceDaily

Thirsty seeds reach for medicine cabinet: Seed treatment with salicylic acid helps the cowpea deal with drought — ScienceDaily

Scientists at the State University of Paraíba in Brazil have found that salicylic acid -- also used to make aspirin -- can help the cowpea be more drought tolerant. They focused on germination, the period when the plant is just sprouting, and early growth.In Brazil, the cowpea one of the…

Fryxell Geology Museum, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL

Fryxell Geology Museum, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL

Tucked away in the Swenson Hall of Geosciences on the campus of Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois is the wonderful Fryxell Geology Museum.  The museum was named for Augustana geology professor Fritiof Fryxell who amassed an impressive collection of fossils and minerals during his career.  Many more have been added…

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