| Dec 8, 2014
| 4:58 PM
Researchers have recreated a split-second impact of a meteor with primordial Earth, and shown how the 3.5-megaton collision might have reorganized common molecules into some of the early building blocks that led to all life.
The feigned cataclysm took...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 3:31 PM
James Watson is one of the most important scientists of the 20th century. He is also a peevish bigot. History will remember him for his co-discovery of the structure of DNA, in 1953. This week, Watson is ensuring that history, or at least the introduction...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 4:34 PM
To describe their high-tech ambitions for the big, white $3 million robot still being installed at NASA Langley Research Center, project engineers turn to balloons, cotton string and Elmer's glue.
Specifically, to a popular science project for...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 8:14 AM
A hydrogen-detecting pigment attached to tape, developed by a team of scientists at the University of Central Florida and NASA'S John F. Kennedy Space Center, has been selected as one of the year's top new technologies.
The invention, called...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Denisa Mateev said her job as a hospital laboratory associate can be rewarding -- and intense.
"There's no room for error, as we deal with something most precious: human life," she said. "So when you come into work, you don't just give 100 percent, but...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 11:40 AM
After UCLA chemistry professor Patrick Harran walked out of court in June, his lawyers issued a news release hailing the "first-of-its-kind" deal that all but freed him from criminal liability in a 2008 lab fire that killed a staff researcher.
| Oct 8, 2014
| 3:27 AM
American scientists Eric Betzig and William Moerner and Germany's Stefan Hell won the 2014 Nobel Prize for chemistry for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy, the award-giving body said on Wednesday.
The Royal Swedish Academy of...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 9:19 PM
Science advances tool by tool, and on Wednesday it paused to recognize three practitioners who handed it the means to see the smallest secrets of a living cell.
The Nobel Prize in chemistry went to two Americans and a German who pushed beyond the...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 4:09 AM
STOCKHOLM/LONDON (Reuters) - A German and two American scientists won the 2014 Nobel Prize for Chemistry on Wednesday for smashing the size barrier in optical microscopes, allowing researchers to see individual molecules inside living cells.
| Sep 26, 2014
| 5:07 PM
Some of the water molecules in your drinking glass were created more than 4.5 billion years ago, according to new research.
That makes them older than the Earth, older than the solar system — even older than the sun itself.
In a study...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 10:38 AM
Scientists have discovered a new way to make molecular oxygen (O2) from carbon dioxide (CO2) -- no green plants involved.
Their findings could alter our understanding of the Earth's early atmosphere and how oxygen might form on other planets with carbon...