Interior chief: Jamestown at risk from rising seas
Jamestown Island, America's oldest known permanent European settlement runs the risk of being swept away by rising seas, with some sections of it already beneath the James River.
Verizon to Netflix: Stop blaming us for bad video
Verizon Communications Inc., the country's fourth-largest home Internet service provider, is telling Netflix to stop blaming it for bad video quality or face a lawsuit.
Tech firms mark Snowden leaks with new campaign
Some of the largest technology firms and activists marked the anniversary of Edward Snowden's leaks on Thursday with new efforts to thwart online snooping and boost privacy.
Google working on 3D motion-sensing tablet
Google on Thursday revealed that is working on a tablet computer with 3D and motion-sensing capabilities in an effort dubbed Project Tango.
Short nanotubes target pancreatic cancer
(Phys.org) —Short, customized carbon nanotubes have the potential to deliver drugs to pancreatic cancer cells and destroy them from within, according to researchers at Rice University and the University ...
Biologists identify unique way catfish locate prey
Animals incorporate a number of unique methods for detecting prey, but for the Japanese sea catfish, Plotosus japonicus, it is especially tricky given the dark murky waters where it resides.
Researchers find the mechanism that forms cell-to-cell catch bonds
(Phys.org) —Certain bonds connecting biological cells get stronger when they're tugged. Those bonds could help keep hearts together and pumping; breakdowns of those bonds could help cancer cells break away ...
Team developing mobile DNA test for HIV
(Phys.org) —Rice University bioengineers are developing a simple, highly accurate test to detect signs of HIV and its progress in patients in resource-poor settings.
New research shows that gravitational fields around black holes might eddy and swirl
Fasten your seatbelts – gravity is about to get bumpy. Of course, if you're flying in the vicinity of a black hole, a bit of extra bumpiness is the least of your worries. But it's still surprising. The ...
YbeY is essential for fitness and virulence of V. cholerae, keeps RNA household in order
YbeY is a conserved protein that is present in most bacteria. A study published on June 5th in PLOS Pathogens examines the function of YbeY in the cholera bacterium and reveals critical roles in RNA metabolism in this and ot ...
How do phytoplankton survive a scarcity of a critical nutrient? New study up-ends conventional wisdom
Phytoplankton—tiny, photosynthetic organisms—are essential to life on Earth, supplying us with roughly half the oxygen we breathe. Like all other life forms, phytoplankton require the element phosphorus ...
Pinterest tests do-it-yourself tool for ads
Pinterest on Thursday began dabbling with ramping up ad revenue by letting marketers promote their own "pins" at the popular online bulletin board venue.
Scientists shed light on braking mechanisms in cellular signaling
A team of researchers studying a flowering plant has zeroed in on the way cells manage external signals about prevailing conditions, a capability that is essential for cells to survive in a fluctuating environment.
Research could lead to new cancer assay, aid both dogs and humans
Veterinary researchers at Oregon State University have identified a unique group of proteins that indicate the presence of transitional cell carcinoma – the most common cause of bladder cancer – and may ...