Virus DNA first found in Neanderthal genome identified in modern humans
Researchers engineer bacterium to hunt down and kill pathogens
Researchers reconstruct mitochondrial genome of Middle Pleistocene cave bear
New microchip sorts white blood cells from whole blood
Early in 2012, MIT scientists reported on the development of a postage stamp-sized microchip capable of sorting cells through a technique, known as cell rolling, that mimics a natural mechanism in the body. ...
New study shows frozen mummy Inca children given coca and alcohol before sacrifice
New study refutes claims of early humans in India prior to Mount Toba eruption
Southern Europeans have North African genes
Even with defects, graphene is strongest material in the world
In a new study, published in Science May 31, 2013, Columbia Engineering researchers demonstrate that graphene, even if stitched together from many small crystalline grains, is almost as strong as graphene in its ...
Rising mountains dried out Central Asia, scientists say
(Phys.org) —A record of ancient rainfall teased from long-buried sediments in Mongolia is challenging the popular idea that the arid conditions prevalent in Central Asia today were caused by the ancient ...
High-speed X-ray 'camera' beamline taking shape at NSLS-II
(Phys.org) —"Phew!" Andrei Fluerasu breathes a sigh of relief as he looks over the plans for the beamline he has been building with a team of scientists, engineers and technicians at the National Synchrotron Li ...
Crashing rockets could lead to novel sample-return technology (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —During spring break the last five years, a University of Washington class has headed to the Nevada desert to launch rockets and learn more about the science and engineering involved. Sometimes, ...
Martian box of delights
(Phys.org) —This spherical container has been engineered to house the most scientifically valuable cargo imaginable: samples brought back from the Red Planet.
Device speeds concentration step in food-pathogen detection
(Phys.org) —Researchers have developed a system that concentrates foodborne salmonella and other pathogens faster than conventional methods by using hollow thread-like fibers that filter out the cells, ...
New DNA tests say head isn't French King Henri IV
Three years ago, French researchers declared that a centuries-old mummified head was that of the beloved King Henri IV. But now a new study says, "Non!"