Thursday, May 22, 2014

Bacteria in Healthy Placentas

Long thought to be sterile, a new study has found that the placenta is home to a non-pathogenic bacterial community that is similar to that found in the mother's mouth and that may be linked to poorly understood pregnancy disorders.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Conflicting Neutron Decay Results

Physicists have found conflicting results for the natural decay of the neutron that depend upon the type of experiment used, with discrete lifetimes of 887.7 seconds and 878.5 seconds from two different methods lying outside experimental error and that may point to new physics not yet understood.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Metal-Eating Plant Found

Scientists have found a new species of plant (Rinorea niccolifera) in the Philippines that sustains itself by consuming nickel with its leaves accumulating 18,000 ppm without being poisoned, a level that is up to a thousand times greater than other plants.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Effect of Weak Broadband EM

Biologists studying migratory birds accidentally discovered that the effects of low-level broadband electromagnetic fields common in cities and a thousand times below the range that affects human health can disrupt the behavior and magnetic migratory sense of urban songbirds.