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Zealandia should hold answers about tectonics, past climate

Scientific expedition will explore Tasman Sea for clues about submerged continent HOUSTON — Thirty scientists will sail from Australia July 27 on a two-month ocean drilling expedition to the submerged continent of…

UW helps create the largest neutrino detectors in the world

A new era in neutrino physics in the United States is underway, and UW–Madison’s Physical Sciences Laboratory (PSL) in Stoughton is playing a key role. The Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility, home to the $2…

From battery waste to electrochemical sensor

Multiplex detection of antioxidants / food additives / preservatives in food samples is possible using our newly developed graphite-based nanocomposite electrochemical sensor from used alkaline battery. The chemical sensor not…

Hospitals that spend more on emergency care yield better outcomes

Investing more in inpatient care relative to longer-term nursing facilities reduces mortality rates. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Hospitals that spend more on initial care following patient emergencies have better outcomes than hospitals…

Japan’s largest complete dinosaur skeleton discovered

The complete skeleton of an 8-meter-long dinosaur has been unearthed from marine deposits dating back 72 million years at Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido, making it the largest dinosaur skeleton…

Quantifying the effects of climate change

Last year was the hottest on record, Arctic sea ice is on the decline and sea levels continue to rise. In this context, satellites are providing us with an unbiased…

Government transparency limited when it comes to America’s conserved private lands

American taxpayers spend millions of dollars each year to conserve privately owned lands. These lands provide public benefits like timber, water quality protection and food. Yet, information about conserved private…

Darwin visits Wall Street

Andrew Lo’s new book urges a rethink of financial markets, along evolutionary lines. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — If you have money in the stock market, then you are probably anticipating a profit…

Large volcanic eruption may have caused the first mass extinction

Researchers in the USA and Japan say they may have found the cause of the first mass extinction of life. There have been five mass extinctions since the divergent evolution…

Transparent metal touchscreens

Roll-to-roll printing of a conductive metal ink offers an inexpensive, high performance alternative to today’s touchscreen technology. A touchscreen is an essential feature of many modern devices, but the material…