Linda Wang

All Stories by Linda Wang

  1. Tech

    Getting Nanowired

    Makers of nanowires may overcome the limits that loom for microchip fabrication.

  2. Health & Medicine

    Natural antidepressant has its limits

    St. John's wort, a popular ingredient in herbal remedies, may not help people with moderate or severe forms of depression.

  3. Health & Medicine

    Infections tied to head and neck cancers

    Infections from human papillomavirus (HPV) may increase the risk of certain cancers of the head and neck, especially of the tonsils.

  4. Fungi slay insects and feed host plants

    Researchers are discovering that some plants get their nutrients by robbing nitrogen from the flesh of soil-dwelling insects.

  5. Earth

    Ancient tree rings reveal past climate

    Using tree-ring analysis, an international team of researchers has reconstructed the earliest record of annual climate variation.

  6. Health & Medicine

    Blood Relatives

    After decades of research, several companies are about to release the first line of artificial blood products.

  7. Health & Medicine

    Veggies prevent cancer through key protein

    An international team of researchers has identified a protein that helps compounds in some vegetables prevent cancer.

  8. Arsenic Pollution Disrupts Hormones

    Researchers have found that arsenic thwarts the action of glucocorticoid hormones, suggesting a possible explanation of how long-term exposure to the metal in drinking water could cause cancer, diabetes, and other chronic diseases.

  9. Paleontology

    Dinosaur fossil yields feathery structures

    Researchers believe they have found primitive feathers on the remains of Sinornithosaurus millenii, a 124-million-year-old raptor dinosaur from Liaoning, China.

  10. Health & Medicine

    Fat harbors cells that could aid joints

    Researchers have found a way to trick fat into generating cartilage.

  11. Genetics

    The Newly Sequenced Genome Bares All

    The mapped human genome begins to reveal its secrets.

  12. Astronomy

    Old stars reveal universe’s minimum age

    Using a technique more precise than ever before, an international team of researchers has estimated the age of the universe to be at least 12.5 billion years old.