Anthrax cellular entry point uncovered

The long-sought-after biological “gateway” that anthrax uses to enter healthy cells has been uncovered by microbiologists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).

Earth's soils bear unmistakable footprints of humans

The dirt under our feet is being so changed by humans that it is now appropriate to call this the "Anthropocene (or man-made) Age," says a new worldwide overview by Duke University soil scientist Daniel Richter.

How far does the apple fall from the tree?

Australians have a greater chance of rising up the income ladder over generations than Americans do, according to new research from The Australian National University.

A Panoramic View of the Red Planet's Victoria Crater

During four months prior to the fourth anniversary of its landing on Mars, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity examined rocks inside an alcove called "Duck Bay" in the western portion of Victoria Crater.

Haptics: just reach out and touch, virtually

European researchers have pioneered a breakthrough interface that allows people to touch, stretch and pull virtual fabrics that feel like the real thing. The new multi-modal software linked to tactile hardware and haptics ...

Sony Cameras Wait for Baby to Smile

Sony has recently unveiled eight new cameras in its 2008 Cyber-Shot series. The cameras, which include entry level models and more advanced designs, will begin shipping this spring.

Breakthrough research turns the tide on water-borne pathogen

Cryptosporidium parvum is a tiny yet insidious waterborne parasite that wreaks havoc worldwide. This parasite is a major cause of diarrhea and malnutrition in small children in developing countries, and causes severe disease ...

Man-made changes bring about new epoch in Earth's history

Geologists from the University of Leicester propose that humankind has so altered the Earth that it has brought about an end to one epoch of Earth’s history and marked the start of a new epoch.

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