Tests show 'artificial sun' is reliable

A series of tests run by Chinese scientists on an experimental thermonuclear reactor have found "the artificial sun" is a reliable energy generating process.

Research reveals history of Chinese agriculture

A research team headed by a University of Toronto anthropology professor has published a study containing new insights into the history of agriculture in a region of China where one of the world’s earliest state-level societies ...

Extreme Weather Leaves Flamingos Hungry

Lesser flamingos (Phoeniconaias minor) at Lake Bogoria, Kenya, are suffering from malnutrition, report Earthwatch-supported scientists working there. The scientists are investigating the causes of recent large-scale mortality ...

Draper prize to go to MIT researcher

A Massachusetts Institute of Technology researcher credited with inventing the World Wide Web is the winner of the 2007 Charles Stark Draper Prize.

ISS prepares for next cargo ship arrival

A new Russian Progress cargo spaceship was being prepared Monday for its launch later this week to the International Space Station.

Lake Vostok life to be studied

U.S. researchers say they will analyze microorganisms from a vast Antarctic lake to determine how life adapts to extremely harsh environments.

Closing a loophole in the RNA World Hypothesis

New scientific research may close a major loophole in the RNA world hypothesis, the idea that ribonucleic acid -- not the fabled DNA that makes up genes in people and other animals -- was the key to life's emergence on Earth ...

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