A billion-ton magnetic cloud hurled from the sun on Jan. 6 reached Earth 4 days later, dumping energy into and squeezing the planet's magnetosphere.
Finalists in the 56th Westinghouse Science Talent Search are announced.
Animal tests of a new oral drug show that it can cure influenza.
Ancient Australian rocks reveal that continents appeared on Earth far sooner than previously thought.
After a decade-long hunt, researchers have discovered a mutant gene that causes a rare, aggressive form of glaucoma and perhaps other versions of the disease.
The detection of a matter-wave interference pattern demonstrates that the atoms of a Bose-Einstein condensate are in a coherent state and thus constitute an atom laser.
Low-fat oat-rich foods receive the first federally sanctioned health claim for a manufactured food.
The immune cells that destroy insulin-secreting pancreatic islet cells, and therefore cause diabetes, do so by inducing the islet cells to commit suicide.
Not all mice afflicted with a neurological disorder similar to mad cow's disease exhibit accumulations of a protein thought to transmit the fatal disease.
Contrary to a popular evolutionary theory, organisms do not evolve larger bodies over geologic time.
Researchers forecast an above-average number of Atlantic hurricanes in 1997.
The Hubble Space Telescope has spied about 600 stars that belong to no galaxy, some 60 million light-years away in the Virgo cluster.
Planetary nebulas -- generated by the winds blown out of dying stars -- show filaments, loops, and other features that may have been caused by gas jets from brown dwarfs and massive planets.
Debate continues over whether gamma-ray bursts originate in the Milky Way or in a galaxy billions of years distant.
What caused the spectacular extinctions at the end of the Permian period?
Scientists are seeking to explain why vast numbers of organisms died out 250 million years ago.
Exploiting faults to break smart-card cryptosystems
Tampering with a smart card can force it into making errors in the calculations used for encrypting data, potentially allowing the code to be broken.
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