From an early age, children are very skilled in imitating the actions of others and are so motivated to do so that they will even copy actions for no reason. (Stock image) Credit: © bartsadowski / Fotolia From an early age, children are very skilled in imitating the actions of others and are so motivated

Hoi-Ying Holman, director of the Berkeley Synchrotron Infrared Structural Biology (BSISB) Program, has developed a technique using the Advanced Light Source to rapidly screen cells to tell if they’re bacteria or archaea. Credit: Marilyn Chung, Berkeley Lab It turns out your skin is crawling with single-celled microorganisms — and they’re not just bacteria. A study

This summary chart shows the results of an 11-year annual survey that tracks honey bee colony losses in the United States, spanning 2006-2017. Credit: University of Maryland/Bee Informed Partnership Beekeepers across the United States lost 33 percent of their honey bee colonies during the year spanning April 2016 to April 2017, according to the latest

This image captures the spread of radioactivity from a hypothetical fire in a high-density spent-fuel pool at the Peach Bottom Nuclear Power Plant in Pennsylvania. Based on the guidance from the US Environmental Protection Agency and the experience from the Chernobyl and Fukushima accidents, populations in the red and orange areas would have to be

Image credit: Flickr/jypsygen Americans may be consuming fast food wrapped in paper treated with perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) — the same chemicals used in stain-resistant products, firefighting materials and nonstick cookware, according to a new study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology. Researchers tested more than 400 samples of packaging materials, including hamburger and

Melissa Benoit, with her husband Chris and their daughter Olivia, celebrates her 33rd birthday last November seven months after surgeons removed her severely infected lungs, replacing them with healthy donor lungs six days later.Credit: Courtesy Melissa Benoit In a bold and very challenging move, thoracic surgeons at Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network removed severely

Google main campus.Credit: Flickr/Niharb Alphabet’s Google has been pushing advertisements for the company’s own products into prime online real estate, potentially in conflict with other advertisers, according to a new investigation by The Wall Street Journal. In 25,000 searches related to items such as “speakers,” “watches,” and, “phones,” products sold by Google and its sister companies

Pollution haze over South East London, through a window in a viewing area of the 95-storey skyscraper The Shard, the tallest building in Britain, in London, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. The London mayor’s office says the city is experiencing a period of air pollution with pollution readings moderate to high across the city. (AP Photo/Matt

A Netherlands train. Image Credit: Flickr/Sludge G As of the first of January this year, all public transport trains in the Netherlands are being powered by wind energy, the national railway company NS said Tuesday, calling it a world first. Dutch electricity company Eneco won a tender launched by NS two years ago and the

The cancer death rate dropped from its peak of 215.1 (per 100,000 population) in 1991 to 161.2 (per 100,000 population) in 2014, the latest year for which data was available to analyze. Image Credit: Flickr/stroudlisa A steady decline over more than two decades has resulted in a 25% drop in the overall cancer death rate

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