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Study explains why ER nurses do what they do

Study explains why ER nurses do what they do

SYDNEY, Aug. 21 (UPI) --According to a new study by researchers at the University of Sydney, nurses in emergency departments are more extroverted, agreeable and open.
Brooks Hays
Seals, sea lions likely spread tuberculosis to humans

Seals, sea lions likely spread tuberculosis to humans

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 (UPI) --New research suggests seals and sea lions played a key role in transporting tuberculosis from Africa to the Americas.
Brooks Hays
Spiders prefer the city life

Spiders prefer the city life

SYDNEY, Aug. 20 (UPI) --New research suggests many spiders prefer the glitz and glam of the city life; certain spider species get bigger and multiply faster in urban environs.
Brooks Hays
Rock-eating bacteria discovered in buried Antarctic lake

Rock-eating bacteria discovered in buried Antarctic lake

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 (UPI) --Scientists have confirmed the presence of microorganisms, including an extensive family of rock-eating bacteria, living in a subglacial lake in Antarctica.
Brooks Hays
Endangered bats find sanctuary in Vermont power plant

Endangered bats find sanctuary in Vermont power plant

MIDDLEBURY, Vt., Aug. 20 (UPI) --Some 200 mouse-eared bats have made their home in Green Mountain Power's hydro power facility in Middlebury, Vermont.
Brooks Hays
Whale spotted in Virginia's Elizabeth River

Whale spotted in Virginia's Elizabeth River

NORFOLK, Va., Aug. 19 (UPI) --The U.S. Coast Guard is trying to alert boaters in Virginia's Elizabeth River to the possible presence of a 30 to 40 foot whale.
Brooks Hays
Curiosity rover escapes hidden Mars sand trap

Curiosity rover escapes hidden Mars sand trap

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 (UPI) --Slick sands in Mars' Hidden Valley have delayed the Mars rover Curiosity's planned ascent of a nearby mountain.
Brooks Hays
Navy aviation tests combined unmanned, manned operations

Navy aviation tests combined unmanned, manned operations

NORFOLK, Va., Aug. 19 (UPI) --The U.S. Navy is testing whether or not drones can be safely and effectively incorporated into manned flight operations.
Brooks Hays
Scientists unveil camouflage sheet inspired by octopus skin

Scientists unveil camouflage sheet inspired by octopus skin

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 (UPI) --Scientists unveiled a thin and flexible pixellated sheet that mimics the color-changing capabilities of cephalopods.
Brooks Hays
Latvia boasts world's first net for migrating bats

Latvia boasts world's first net for migrating bats

PAPE, Latvia, Aug. 18 (UPI) --A giant funnel trap is set to begin catching migrating bats this week in Latvia -- the first of its kind.
Brooks Hays
Microscopic lens captures first ever video of a jellyfish sting

Microscopic lens captures first ever video of a jellyfish sting

TOWNSVILLE, Australia, Aug. 18 (UPI) --A new viral video shows for the first time ever the dozens of microscopic needles that shoot from jellyfish into their victims.
Matt Bradwell
Shrinking gene pool hurting mountain lions of Santa Monica Mountains

Shrinking gene pool hurting mountain lions of Santa Monica Mountains

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 18 (UPI) --A growing population of mountain lions in the Santa Monica Mountains have found themselves penned in by busy freeways -- resulting in a shrinking gene pool.
Brooks Hays
Toothless 'dragon' pterosaurs filled late Cretaceous skies

Toothless 'dragon' pterosaurs filled late Cretaceous skies

MOSCOW, Aug. 18 (UPI) --New research suggests these toothless winged dinosaurs came to dominate the ancient skies -- specifically Azhdarchidan pterosaurs.
Brooks Hays
Shipwreck yields 200-year-old bottle of drinkable booze

Shipwreck yields 200-year-old bottle of drinkable booze

GDAƄSK, Poland, Aug. 18 (UPI) --Divers exploring a 200-year-old shipwreck in the Baltic Sea's Gulf surfaced with a sealed stoneware bottle containing drinkable alcohol earlier this summer
Brooks Hays
Bill Gates to Mark Zuckerberg: I'll take the ice bucket challenge, and improve it

Bill Gates to Mark Zuckerberg: I'll take the ice bucket challenge, and improve it

SEATTLE, Aug. 15 (UPI) --Microsoft founder Bill Gates responded to Mark Zuckerberg's ice bucket challenge by "improving" upon it and challenging other prominent innovators to take part.
Matt Bradwell
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