A new look at a well-observed extrasolar planet reveals winds whipping through its upper atmosphere at 7,000 kilometers per hour
A new generation of oncolytic viruses are entering late-stage clinical trials, repurposing smallpox and herpesvirus to take on tough tumors
Scientists have traced the immune pathway from gut bacteria to the development of arthritis in mice
The first of four planned Pan-STARRS telescopes in Hawaii should boost asteroid detection rates over the next few years
A majority of scientists who dispute global warming lack the climatological expertise to do so
Acid rain is now caused by nitric rather than sulfuric acid--and it comes from more sources than the earlier acidic precipitation did
A massive overflow from a dam in 2002 carved a channel several meters deep into the bedrock in just days
A solution of Lactobacillus administered to patients on mechanical ventilators cut the incidence of pneumonia nearly in half, suggesting that probiotics may be useful for the prevention of hospital-acquired infections...
Two new studies show how spatial parts of the brain are already functioning in infancy, revealing that not everything we understand about our surroundings is learned
Tissue.prn: Desktop Printer Technology Used to Lay Down Regenerated Skin Cells to Treat Burns in Mice
The same technology that office workers use daily to print documents can be transformed into a "bioprinter" that uses cells instead of ink
Does an academic's use of legal threats to stop a critical paper from being published subvert the peer review process, which is fundamental to modern scientific research?
NASA's planet hunter has identified more than 700 candidate extrasolar worlds that have yet to be confirmed, including some that may be Earth-size
The jury is out on the balance of benefit and harm from testing for dementia that results from an incurable disease
Humans are not the only species capable of empathy. Our closest relatives also show compassion and, like us, are more likely to offer comfort to kin and those socially close to them
The cloud of comets in the outer solar system could include a significant contribution from the sun's former stellar neighbors
Although unique genetic variations in children with autism are nearly as rare as they are in the general population, comprehensive studies are starting to find patterns in disrupted genes and pathways...
The downside: by going deeper it will take another two months. In the meantime the oil company scrambles for temporary fixes
A model of recent formation processes near Saturn's rings fits well with the planet's observed population of so-called moonlets
A proof of concept treatment using RNA interference protects monkeys against the deadly virus, even after exposure