Antifreeze, cheap materials may lead to low-cost solar energy

Cheap materials and the same antifreeze used in automobile radiators may be a key to solar cells that cost less and are environmentally benign, OSU engineers say.

More Americans want government to stay out of international affairs

The number of Americans wanting their government to stay out of international affairs is higher than it has been since the Vietnam War, according to a new analysis.

Children with delayed motor skills struggle more socially

Studies have shown that children with autism often struggle socially and now new research suggests that a corresponding lack of motor skills may contribute to that social awkwardness.

Climate change threatens forest survival on drier, low-elevation sites

A recent study suggests that increasing temperature and reduced moisture may make it difficult or impossible for some forests to recover after major fires on dry, low-elevation sites.

New dispatch system could save money for trucking industry, make life easier for drivers

OSU engineers have developed a new concept in dispatching trucks that could save millions of dollars for the industry while making life much easier for long-haul truck drivers.

Genetics of cervical cancer raise concern about antiviral therapy in some cases

A new genetic understanding of cervical cancer suggests that some antiviral therapies could actually trigger the cancer they are trying to cure.

Dam construction to reduce greenhouse gases causes ecosystem disruption

Efforts to reduce greenhouse emissions by building more small dams in China are causing ecosystem disruption and loss of biodiversity.

Bullfrogs may help spread deadly amphibian fungus, but also die from it

Bullfrogs can carry a fungus that is killing amphibian populations around the world, but they also can die from it.

Study: Ocean acidification killing oysters by inhibiting shell formation

A new study by OSU researchers has found that ocean acidification affects larval oysters by inhibiting shell formation, not necessarily by dissolving their shells once formed.