The discovery of a giant planet orbiting its star at 650 times the average Earth-Sun distance has astronomers puzzled over how such a strange system came to be.
Researchers have updated an extensive toxicology database so that it can be used to track information about therapeutic drugs and their unintentional toxic effects.
“Here’s some of the stories trending This Week at NASA!” ISON update With a more than ninety percent probability that Comet ISON broke apart from a major heating event on its approach to the sun Thanksgiving Day, the search is on for what’s left of it. NASA will use a variety of space and Earth based telescopes to monitor the comet over the next several weeks, before the fate of ISON can be confirmed.
Genetic testing company 23andMe Inc. will comply with a Food and Drug Administration directive to stop selling health-related genetic tests during a regulatory review.
A physicist has found that, looked at through the lens of string theory, the creation of quantum entanglement simultaneously gives rise to a wormhole.
A geologist is using conditional probability principles to improve the design of “nuggetty” gold mines. Scientists can infer the presence of gold in rock samples, by identifying certain characteristics.
Female mosquitoes, which can transmit deadly diseases like malaria, dengue fever, West Nile virus and filariasis, are attracted to us by smelling the carbon dioxide we exhale, being capable of tracking us down even from a distance. New research has found a key target that could be useful to disrupt host-seeking behavior and thus aid in the control of disease transmission.
Researchers have pioneered a technique that reduces large proteins to small molecules suitable for use as drugs. This could pave the way for a new class of low-cost medicines.
Northeastern Univ. has announced plans to build a state-of-the-art interdisciplinary science and engineering research facility. It will provide 220,000 square feet of research and educational space and is part of the university’s ongoing effort to expand its capacity to engage in ground-breaking research across disciplines.
A researcher is trying to perfect off-season strawberry cultivation hydroponically in a greenhouse with a newly designed under-the-bench fog system that releases humidity at night so the strawberries are dewy moist by dawn.
Starting this week, NASA is showing the public the International Space Station in new ways that will highlight all the scientific research, cutting-edge technology testing and even the wonder of living and working in space.
Avian influenza virus H7N9, which killed several dozen people in China earlier this year, has not yet acquired the changes needed to infect humans easily.
The devastating tsunami that struck Japan’s Tohoku region in March 2011 was touched off by a massive submarine earthquake. Now, researchers have shed light on what caused the dramatic displacement of the seafloor off the northeastern coast of Japan.
What’s the best place to conduct a conversation about a confidential or even classified matter? Surprisingly, probably not a conference room designed in accordance with acoustical criteria approved by the Department of Defense.