Surface atoms on a dust particle (shown in red, white, pink and yellow) impose an arrangement on water molecules (blue) that can promote or inhibit ice formation. Credit: Sapna Sarupria and Ryan DeFever How does ice form? Surprisingly, science hasn’t fully answered that question. Differences in ice formation on various […]

Using C. elegans, Scripps Research neuroscientists Brock Grill, Kirill Martemyanov and Dandan Wang discovered a new genetic regulator of opioid signalling. Credit: Scott Wiseman for Scripps Research A team at Scripps Research in Florida has discovered a biological system that manages cells’ response to opioid drug exposure. The unexpected discovery […]

This popular trade route in the Aegean was a shipwreck graveyard in ancient times. (Image: © Anastasis Agathos/Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities/Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports) Ancient sailors courted adventure and risked death on the Aegean Sea. And now divers have discovered five of their approximately 2,000-year-old shipwrecks and a […]

Credit: shutterstock Despite all the research that tells parents how good it is for their children to spend time playing outside, they are spending more time indoors than ever before. It seems that concerns about the dangers of climbing trees or getting lost means that many parents are nervous about allowing their children to engage […]