Daniel Strain

All Stories by Daniel Strain

  1. Health & Medicine

    Flies on meth burn through sugar

    Cellular effects may explain why addicts often have a sweet tooth.

  2. Humans

    Killing fields of ancient Syria revealed

    Stone corrals were used to trap whole herds of animals for mass slaughter.

  3. Life

    Dangerous dinos came out after dark

    Predatory dinosaurs probably stalked the night, scientists say.

  4. Life

    Penguin declines may come down to krill

    Lack of food appears to be hurting birds on the Antarctic Peninsula.

  5. Health & Medicine

    Meditators can concentrate the hurt away

    Experiment participants felt less pain while practicing mindfulness.

  6. Health & Medicine

    Worms live longer with thioflavin T

    A dye commonly used by Alzheimer’s disease researchers to spot misshapen proteins gives lab nematodes longer lives, scientists say.

  7. Earth

    Major earthquakes not linked

    Global seismic risks don’t rise following big events, scientists say.

  8. Earth

    Global gale warning

    Over the world’s oceans, the strongest winds may be getting more powerful, a new study shows.

  9. Plants

    From a mismatch in growth, a flower blooms

    Scientists reveal the forces at work in the blossoming of a lily.

  10. Earth

    Cave formations record Black Sea deluges

    Stalagmites in a Turkish grotto document 670,000 years of flooding.

  11. Health & Medicine

    Stretchy electronics aid heart surgery

    New balloon catheters may help cardiologists treat common cardiac problems.

  12. Enzyme revives long-term memories

    Increasing levels of a natural substance in the brain helps rats remember old times.