Archive: 6/09/2010

Tracking viruses back in time

How long have viruses been around? No one knows. Scientists at Portland State University have begun taking the first steps toward answering this question.

dateSep 06, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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LCLS comes online

The recently opened Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SNAL) provides scientists around the world with a brilliant new tool to understand fundamental properties of atoms and materials ...

dateSep 06, 2010 in General Physics
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With HMGB1's help, cells dine in

Like some people, cells eat when they are under pressure -- but they consume parts of themselves. A multi-function protein helps control this form of cannibalism, according to a study in the September 6 issue of the Journal ...

dateSep 06, 2010 in Cell & Microbiology
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A dimmer view of Earth

When Stanford climate scientist Christopher Field looks at visual feeds from a satellite monitoring deforestation in the Amazon basin, he sees images streaked with white lines devoid of data.

dateSep 06, 2010 in Environment
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