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  • Did a massive asteroid impact spark life on Earth?

    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...
  • Elementary, Watson, you're wrong on race. Go ahead, sell your Nobel medal.

     Elementary, Watson, you're wrong on race. Go ahead, sell your Nobel medal.
    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...
  • ISAAC robotic system gets ready to work at NASA Langley

    ISAAC robotic system gets ready to work at NASA Langley
    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...
  • Hydrogen-detecting innovation earns national honors

    Hydrogen-detecting innovation earns national honors
    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...
  • Lab technician: Intense but fulfilling job

    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...
  • UCLA's legal fees in fatal lab fire case neared $4.5 million

    UCLA's legal fees in fatal lab fire case neared $4.5 million
    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. The...
  • Chemistry Nobel to 3 who made it possible to see the life of molecules

    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...
  • American, German scientists win 2014 chemistry Nobel

    American, German scientists win 2014 chemistry Nobel
    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...
  • Virginia scientist, 2 others share Nobel Prize for chemistry

    Virginia scientist, 2 others share Nobel Prize for chemistry
    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. U.S....
  • Scientists discover a new origin of oxygen on Earth and in space

    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...
  • New dating site uses DNA to make love connection

    New dating site uses DNA to make love connection
    There are dozens of online dating sites to help you in your quest to find "the one," but a new website is offering up a unique way to find that special someone.  Just make sure you don't end up dating a relative.  SingldOut.com claims to be the...