Oxygen to the core

(Phys.org)—An international collaboration including researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has discovered that the Earth's core formed under more oxidizing condition's than previously proposed.

GALEX reveals the largest-known spiral galaxy

(Phys.org)—The spectacular barred spiral galaxy NGC 6872 has ranked among the biggest stellar systems for decades. Now a team of astronomers from the United States, Chile and Brazil has crowned it the largest-known spiral, ...

Brazil hacker posts alleged data of ex- president

A hacker has posted what appears to be private information of former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on the Internet to protest a major corruption scandal which he says "will end in nothing."

NASA prepares for launch of next Earth observation satellite

NASA's Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) is scheduled to launch Feb. 11 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. A joint NASA and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) mission, LDCM will add to the longest continuous data ...

Virus caught in the act of infecting a cell (w/ video)

The detailed changes in the structure of a virus as it infects an E. coli bacterium have been observed for the first time, report researchers from The University of Texas at Austin and The University of Texas Health Science ...

IBM tops as tech titans scramble for US patents

The number of US patents issued last year hit a record high, with IBM leading ranks of technology titans scrambling for ownership of intellectual property, says a report released Thursday.

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