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  • How the sun can damage your skin even in the dark

    How the sun can damage your skin even in the dark
    The damage the sun inflicts on your skin may be even more insidious than was previously thought, according to new research.  A study published Thursday in Science finds that the effects of sun exposure can continue to wreak havoc on your DNA -- even...
  • Thumbs Down On UConn Shoe Thieves, UMass

    Thumbs Down On UConn Shoe Thieves, UMass
    Thumbs down to shoe thieves at the University of Connecticut who are grabbing footwear from hallways. The UConn Daily Campus reports that students are being asked not to leave clothing in halls because of the thefts. "We have unfortunately had several...
  • Nuclear forensic experts prepare for the worst and hope to deter it

    Nuclear forensic experts prepare for the worst and hope to deter it
    If federal agents ever capture a stolen nuclear weapon — or have to investigate the detonation of one — they will turn to one of the most esoteric groups of detectives in the world. Investigators will need proof of where a weapon came from...
  • Space chemistry could be cooking up icy building blocks of life, study says

    Space chemistry could be cooking up icy building blocks of life, study says
    Where did the ingredients for life on Earth come from? Many scientists think the basic chemical building blocks for biology were delivered via comet, but the building blocks -- and the building process -- remain a mystery. Now, a team led by French...
  • 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...
  • Tracking the Fukushima radioactivity plume across the Pacific

    Tracking the Fukushima radioactivity plume across the Pacific
    How long did it take a radioactive plume to travel the waters of the Pacific from Fukushima, Japan, to the shores of North America? The answer, according to a new study published in PNAS, is about 2.1 years. After an earthquake-triggered tsunami...
  • Water on Earth predates the solar system, and even the sun

    Water on Earth predates the solar system, and even the sun
    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...
  • Scientists discover a new origin of oxygen on Earth and in space

    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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Did a massive asteroid impact spark life on Earth?

    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...