Dinosaur-era plant found alive in North America for first time

A large species of green algae was discovered alive in North America for the first time ever, with the only previous record being fossils dating back to the time of the dinosaurs.

Carrion flies used to survey tropical forest mammals

Scientists have tested a new technique: recruiting carrion-eating flies to detect mammals. This new method surpasses standard techniques, detecting more species than researchers could count along trails or photograph with hidden cameras.

What’s in your rum? Flavor scientists create a lexicon of terms to describe nuances...

Aficionados use words like "oaky" to describe some wines, or "hoppy" when talking about certain beers. But for rum--a product with over 1,000 different varieties -- putting the words together to describe what imbibers are smelling and tasting is a bit more difficult.

New tool to distinguish between viral, bacterial infections

Antibiotics are lifesaving drugs, but overuse is leading to antibiotic resistance, one of the world's most pressing health threats. Scientists identified 11 genetic markers in blood that accurately distinguished between viral and bacterial infections 80 to 90 percent of the time. The finding is important because physicians don't have a good way to confirm bacterial infections like pneumonia and more-often-than-not default to an antibiotic.

Dulled taste may prompt more calories on path to obesity

Food scientists have found that people with a diminished ability to taste food choose sweeter -- and likely higher-calorie -- fare. This could put people on the path to gaining weight.

Green tea ingredient may ameliorate memory impairment, brain insulin resistance, and obesity

A new study involving mice, suggests that EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate), the most abundant catechin and biologically active component in green tea, could alleviate high-fat and high-fructose (HFFD)-induced insulin resistance and cognitive impairment.

One of the first examples of a local nautical map from Hispanic America

In the last third of the 16th century, the Spanish crown set in motion a project to obtain a complete map of the New World. The method thought up for this was to use surveys, known as Relaciones Geográficas. A questionnaire with more than 50 questions was sent to each settlement. These also had to be completed with a map of the local region.

‘Omnipresent’ effects of human impact on England’s landscape revealed

The Anthropocene has transformed England, outline researchers in a new report. The Anthropocene -- the concept that humans have so transformed geological processes at Earth's surface that we are living in a new epoch -- was formulated by Nobel Laureate Paul Crutzen in 2000.

Scientists reel in structure of salmon virus

The structure of a protein key to the survival and spread of a virus that affects salmon could help researchers form strategies to treat the flu in humans.

Walnuts may promote health by changing gut bacteria

A new study has found that walnuts in the diet change the makeup of bacteria in the gut, which suggests a new way walnuts may contribute to better health.

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Juez federal impide que Trump use fondos de la Defensa para partes del muro...

El viernes por la noche un juez federal impidió que el presidente Donald Trump aprovechara los fondos del Departamento de Defensa para construir partes de su muro fronterizo entre México y Estados Unidos. Fuente: Cnnenespanol.com