Probing Question: Why are babies cute?

Babies hold an almost universal appeal, even for the grouchiest of people. There's just something about their big shining eyes and button noses that draws people in and stirs their most tender feelings. In short, babies ...

ISS Crew to Take a Day Off Thursday

International Space Station Commander Bill McArthur and Flight Engineer Valery Tokarev will enjoy a day off Thursday to celebrate Thanksgiving. The holiday highlights a week of robotics operations, routine maintenance and ...

Manned vs. Unmanned Space Exploration (Part 1)

Watching the Apollo landings on the moon as a child I could hardly have imagined I was seeing the end of an era – that of manned exploration of space. Shuttle trips to low earth orbit not withstanding; the human race has ...

Study: Cells prevent DNA repair

Scientists say they've discovered cells co-opt the machinery that usually repairs broken strands of DNA to protect the integrity of chromosomes.

Scientists study impact of global warming

Scientists worldwide are using new techniques to predict the impact of global warming in specific regions. Thanks to the new techniques, people will soon be able to determine how vulnerable their own local area is to global ...

The Web: Hackers penetrate network routers

Hackers are now probing a new target -- network routers -- as they seek to wreak havoc on corporate computing networks and evade the extensive security software that has been deployed on PCs and Web servers, experts tell ...

Scientists create living bacterial photographs

Biologists say they have created a "living photographic film," made out of engineered intestinal bacteria, that is capable of taking high-resolution black-and-white pictures. Using Petri dishes full of genetically engineered ...

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