Researchers have revived a giant virus that’s more than 30,000-years-old, recovered from the permafrost of northeast Siberia.
In a new video, researchers examine how pepper's delectable chemistry made it a key player in the global spice trade.
A new twist on a very old physics technique could have a profound impact on one of the most buzzed-about aspects of nanoscience.
Exposing leafy vegetables, grown during spaceflight, to a few bright pulses of light daily could increase the amount of eye-protecting nutrients produced by the plants.
Using pure silk protein derived from silkworm cocoons, investigators have developed surgical plates and screws that may not only offer improved bone remodeling following injury but may also be absorbed by the body over time, eliminating the need for surgical removal of the devices.
The President’s Budget provides a roadmap for accelerating economic growth, expanding opportunity for all Americans and ensuring fiscal responsibility.
Federal standards launched in 2012 that require schools to offer healthier meals have led to increased fruit and vegetable consumption, according to a new study that contradicts criticisms that the standards have increased food waste.
Scientists have pulled up isolated molecular chains from a gold surface, using the tip of an atomic force microscope. The observed signal provides insight into the detachment force and binding energy of molecules.
Researchers have developed a method to carry out large-scale manufacturing of everyday objects— from cell phones to food containers and toys— using a fully degradable bioplastic isolated from shrimp shells.
A research team is exploring the use of metamaterials— artificial materials engineered to have exotic properties not found in nature— to create devices that manipulate sound in versatile and unprecedented ways.
Students, participating in the DOE’s Solar Decathlon competition, focused their efforts on designing a house that could be quickly constructed and assembled to meet the needs of families affected by tornadoes. They entered the competition with a 1,000-square-foot solar-powered modular house.
Biologists have discovered that the ability of our brains, and those of other mammals, to figure out and process directional movements is a result of the activation in the cortex of signals that originate from direction-sensing cells in the retina of our eyes.
Researchers are reporting a major step forward in determining the specific behavior of the ubiquitous enzyme PP1 implicated in a wide range of diseases including cancer.
At age 80, retired physician and educator Dan Winship is getting a bittersweet last chance to teach about medicine. In the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, Winship is giving a young medical student a close-up look at a devastating illness. The two are part of a "buddy" program pairing doctors-to-be with dementia patients.
The bark of the Amur cork tree has traveled a centuries-long road with the healing arts. Now, it is being put through its paces by science in the fight against pancreatic cancer, with the potential to make inroads against several more.