The Department of Energy is replacing the contractor who ran the Brookhaven National Laboratory for 50 years, charging that it inappropriately favored science over safety.
Researchers have genetically engineered yeast to produce a protein-based sugar substitute, making manufacture of this berry-derived sweetener practical.
A three-drug regimen banishes HIV from the lymphoid tissues of adults, where it tends to lurk, and aggressive treatment also appears promising for infants.
Changes in electric charge during chemical reactions can bias Brownian motion and drive particles and large molecules in a chosen direction.
The same brain hormone mediates the metamorphosis of a tadpole to toad and the delivery of a baby.
Children exhibiting severe problems in using and understanding speech may have an impairment in their perception of the sounds that make up spoken expressions.
Satellite radar images of northern Greenland reveal that the glaciers are melting from beneath.
A flurry of papers criticizes the controversial new finding that the universe may have a special direction.
Radio transmitters attached to squid reveal new details about their mating behavior.
DNA analysis reveals which grape cultivars are the ancestors of the popular cabernet sauvignon.
Earth's northern latitudes are growing greener these days, according to satellite measurements.
Chemical pollutants and unusually cool temperatures in the upper atmosphere combined to take a large bite out of the ozone layer above the Arctic early this spring.
How many times did eyes arise?
The discovery that a gene controlling eye development is shared by flies, squid, mice, and people challenges the notion that eyes evolved independently dozens of times.
A new theory hints that gene therapy in the womb can cure the disease
Challenging the conventional wisdom that cystic fribrosis results from the ongoing loss of a protein in lung cells, one research group has found that mice with the cystic fibrosis gene can be cured by briefly providing the protein to fetuses.
Post-Soviet science faces a new crisis
After suffering through a difficult year in 1996, Russian science appears poised on a full-scale collapse.
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