How to watch inauguration events, with or without TV

The lack of a TV set shouldn't prevent you from following Friday's presidential inauguration ceremony, the pomp and circumstance surrounding it, and the many protests and marches planned around the country.

IBM tops Street 4Q forecasts

International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $4.5 billion.

Seeking structure with metagenome sequences

For proteins, appearance matters. These important molecules largely form a cell's structures and carry out its functions: proteins control growth and influence mobility, serve as catalysts, and transport or store other molecules. ...

How much drought can a forest take?

Why do some trees die in a drought and others don't? And how can we predict where trees are most likely to die in future droughts?

Astronomers search for signs of life on Wolf 1061 exoplanet

Is there anybody out there? The question of whether Earthlings are alone in the universe has puzzled everyone from biologists and physicists to philosophers and filmmakers. It's also the driving force behind San Francisco ...

New low-cost technique converts bulk alloys to oxide nanowires

A simple technique for producing oxide nanowires directly from bulk materials could dramatically lower the cost of producing the one-dimensional (1D) nanostructures. That could open the door for a broad range of uses in lightweight ...

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