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Shaking up cell biology: Researchers focus in on decades-old mitochondrial mystery
Elvis did it, Michael Jackson did it, and so do the mitochondria in our cells. They shake. While Elvis and Michael shook for decades before loud and appreciative audiences, mitochondrial oscillations have ...
Google's streaming music service adds mood to mix
Google's music-subscription service will try to anticipate its listeners' mood swings as it amplifies its competition with Pandora, Spotify and other popular services that play tunes over the Internet.
Quantum holograms as atomic scale memory keepsake
Russian scientists have developed a theoretical model of quantum memory for light, adapting the concept of a hologram to a quantum system. These findings from Anton Vetlugin and Ivan Sokolov from St. Petersburg ...
Bite to the death: Sugarbag bees launch all-conquering raids
They may be tiny and stingless but there's nothing sweet and innocent about a species of native Sugarbag bee when it goes to war over a coveted honey-filled hive.
Triplet threat from the sun
The most obvious effects of too much sun exposure are cosmetic, like wrinkled and rough skin. Some damage, however, goes deeper—ultraviolet light can damage DNA and cause proteins in the body to break down ...
Skin icons can tap into promise of smartwatch
WASP has printer, will travel, to make houses
Electrodialysis can provide cost-effective treatment of salty water from fracked wells
The boom in oil and gas produced through hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is seen as a boon for meeting U.S. energy needs. But one byproduct of the process is millions of gallons of water that's much saltier ...
Archeologists unearth 3,300 year old complex in Israel
Earth's magnetic field could flip within a human lifetime
Imagine the world waking up one morning to discover that all compasses pointed south instead of north.
Ephemeral soap bubbles give clue to how cells develop with regular shapes in tissues
Biological development is a chaotic affair.
Data shows fewer tornado days in U.S. but more per event over past couple decades
Secrets of dinosaur ecology found in fragile amber
Ryan McKellar's research sounds like it was plucked from Jurassic Park: he studies pieces of amber found buried with dinosaur skeletons. But rather than re-creating dinosaurs, McKellar uses the tiny pieces ...