New stem cell technique improves genetic alteration

UC Irvine researchers have discovered a dramatically improved method for genetically manipulating human embryonic stem cells, making it easier for scientists to study and potentially treat thousands of disorders ranging from ...

Nearby star should harbor detectable, Earth-like planets

A rocky planet similar to Earth may be orbiting one of our nearest stellar neighbors and could be detected using existing techniques, according to a new study led by astronomers at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

IBM researchers quell nanoscale interference

IBM researchers have discovered a way to use graphite effectively in building nanoelectonic circuits vastly smaller than those in silicon-based computer chips.

Theory explains why 25 percent of cultures cut male genitals

Almost 25 percent of indigenous societies practice some form of male genital cutting, ranging from circumcision to the ritual removal of a testicle. The reason, reports a Cornell scientist, may be to reduce pregnancies from ...

Trading on social responsibility

Two of the leading lights in the academic world of international management recently revealed their inner thoughts on a wide range of economics, business and social issues in the European Journal of International Management ...

Canadian astronomers on hunt for meteor

Astronomers from The University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, have captured rare video of a meteor falling to Earth.

More Men Tackle Household Tasks

American men are helping with chores and child care more than ever, a trend that ultimately contributes to healthier marriages, according to a researcher at the University of California, Riverside.

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