Archive: 07/1/2008

Crossed (evolutionary) signals?

What do humans and single-celled choanoflagellates have in common? More than you'd think. New research into the choanoflagellate genome shows these ancient organisms have similar levels of proteins that cells ...

Jul 01, 2008 4.6 / 5 (13) 0

'Mind's eye' influences visual perception

Letting your imagination run away with you may actually influence how you see the world. New research from Vanderbilt University has found that mental imagery—what we see with the "mind's eye"—directly ...

Jul 01, 2008 4.5 / 5 (41) 7

The Day the World Changed

Twenty years ago, a network engineer named Hans-Werner Braun started an e-mail message to the users of the National Science Foundation's (NSF) fledgling NSFNET project with that sentence to announce that the ...

Jul 01, 2008 4.5 / 5 (10) 0

Fires Burning Near Big Sur, California

Fires near Big Sur, Calif., continued to burn unchecked when the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument on NASA's Terra satellite captured this image on Sunday, June ...

Jul 01, 2008 3.7 / 5 (9) 2