Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have deduced the actual visible-light color of a planet orbiting another star 63 light-years away. If seen directly it would look like a “deep blue dot,” reminiscent of Earth’s color as seen from space. But that’s where all comparison ends. The planet’s daytime atmosphere [...]
Scientists studying cancer development have known about micronuclei for some time. These erratic, small extra nuclei,...
Blaze Bioscience, Inc., a privately held biotechnology company developing Tumor PaintTM technology, and Fred Hutchinson...
The ability to predict corn yields would benefit farmers as they plan the sale of their crops and biofuel industries...
The power of the brain lies in its trillions of intercellular connections, called synapses that together form complex neural “networks.” While neuroscientists have long sought to map these individual connections to see how they influence specific brain functions, traditional techniques have been unsuccessful. Now, scientists at the Salk Institute and [...]Read more ›
People punish generous group members by rejecting them socially — even though the generosity benefits everyone — because the “big givers” are nonconformists, according to a Baylor University study. The study, published in the journal Social Science Research, showed that besides socially rejecting especially generous givers, others even “paid” to punish [...]Read more ›
On his way to creating a digital accordion, assistant music professor J. Tomás Henriques stumbled upon a device with unique therapeutic applications that he envisions using to treat speech and hearing disorders and memory loss, among other things. Called Sonik Spring, Henriques’s invention is a 15-inch metal spring resembling a [...]Read more ›