If someone cries "Eureka!" because it looks like oxygen appeared in Earth's ancient atmosphere long before the body of evidence indicates, consider this: If it was a chromium isotope system reading of ancient rock that caused the enthusiasm, it might need to be curbed.
Although many scientific journals try to provide more details about author contributions by requiring explicit statements, such contribution statements get much less attention than authorship order, according to new findings from Georgia Tech.
An old adage holds that the flap of a butterfly’s wing in Brazil can trigger a tornado in Texas weeks later. How turbulence wanders from the insect to the tempest would seem unpredictable, but scientists are changing that by calculating future behavior of actual turbulent fluid flows.
What if your medical diagnosis and treatment could be further informed by the experience of millions of other patients, including those who not only had similar symptoms, but perhaps also were your age, gender, ethnicity — and with similar medical history?