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ESAs Herschel telescope is surveying the infrared cosmos with the largest mirror flown in space. This 3.5 m-diameter reflector came from a small French firm whose workers once produced much more comp
NASA researchers will soon get a peek at one of the sun's most mysterious regions, solar flares and coronal mass ejections originate - potentially threatening spacecraft, Earth-based communications
Earth orbiting satellites detected a C3-class solar flare. The origin of the blast was Earth-facing sunspot 1092. C-class solar flares are small (when compared to X and M-class flares) and usually hav

Can working odd hours actually alter a woman’s body chemistry--turning healthy cells into cancer cells changes in environmental conditions influence the expression of genes that regulate cell division

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a new fluorescent biosensor could aid in the development of an important class of drugs that target proteins called G protein-coupled receptors
Cornell's Energy Materials Center have discovered a catalyst - platinum nanoparticles - that could make fuel cells more stable, longer lasting, and more resistant to carbon monoxide poisoning
Diabetics use human insulin produced in bacteria in order to treat their metabolic disorder. Many other genetically engineered proteins are also on the advance. They are being used for diagnosis as we
Variations in the Earth’s atmospheric oxygen levels are thought to be closely linked to the evolution of life, with strong feedbacks between uni- and multicellular life and oxygen. 400 million years