'Designer enzymes' created by chemists

Chemists from UCLA and the University of Washington have succeeded in creating "designer enzymes," a major milestone in computational chemistry and protein engineering.

Water Vapor Detected in Protoplanetary Disks

Water is an essential ingredient for forming planets, yet has remained hidden from scientists searching for it in protoplanetary systems, the spinning disks of particles surrounding newly formed stars where planets are born. ...

Production subsidies -- the secret to China's success?

The secret of China's exporting success may lie in unfair production subsidies, according to new research presented at the Royal Economics Society annual conference by a team from The University of Nottingham's Globalisation ...

Gravity Waves Make Tornados

Did you know that there's a new breakfast food that helps meteorologists predict severe storms? Down South they call it "GrITs."

Jules Verne reaches 'parking' orbit

Jules Verne ATV has today reached a parking position 2000 km ahead of the International Space Station. Europe's ISS re-supply spacecraft will wait at this holding point for the completion of the STS-123 Space Shuttle mission ...

Hubble Finds First Organic Molecule on an Exoplanet

The Hubble Space Telescope has made the first detection ever of an organic molecule in the atmosphere of a planet orbiting another star. This breakthrough is an important step in eventually identifying signs of life on a ...

Copyrights (and wrongs)

Some of the most important copyright documents ever written are being made available online for the first time, reflecting growing public interest in authorial rights in the wake of the internet revolution.

NASA: Arthur C. Clarke will be missed

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration issued a statement Wednesday, mourning the death of renowned scientist and author Arthur C. Clarke.

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