Biologists reveal structure of cell nucleus 'gatekeeper'

(PhysOrg.com) -- Biologists led by associate professor Thomas Schwartz (MIT) have worked out a rudimentary architectural plan for the nuclear pore complex (NPC), the gatekeeper of the cell's nucleus.

DreamWorks beats 3Q estimates with `MvA' on video

(AP) -- DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. shot past analyst estimates in releasing third-quarter earnings Tuesday, saying its only release this year, "Monsters vs. Aliens," is off to a strong start in the home video market.

A silo fire doesn't have to ruin all stored silage

(PhysOrg.com) -- Sometimes, when harvest conditions are less than ideal, silage with lower-than-optimum moisture levels is put into a silo, potentially leading to excessive heating and a spontaneous-combustion fire.

Florida's consumer confidence remains flat amid mixed economic news

(PhysOrg.com) -- Florida's consumer confidence remained flat at 72 in October, a level more in line with economists? expectations than the initial increase that was recorded last month, according to a new University of Florida ...

Microwave satellite imagery shows an eye developing in Mirinae

Microwave satellite imagery has revealed that Tropical Storm Mirinae is strengthening enough to develop an eye, and that's what it's doing. Mirinae was formerly Tropical Depression 23W, but became a tropical storm and received ...

Plugging into an electric vehicle revolution

A road trial of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), which could one day end up in every Australian driveway, is underway. Over the next three months, staff from Victorian energy distributor SP AusNet will use the PHEVs ...

Tropical Depression Neki nulled by cool waters and wind shear

Two ingredients that don't mix well with tropical cyclones are waters cooler than 80 degrees Fahrenheit and wind shear. Those two ingredients were added into Tropical Depression Neki's mix late yesterday, and caused Neki ...

Like a hungry teen, life on Earth had big growth spurts

Twice in the Earth's history, living creatures underwent astonishing growth spurts, and each time, new organisms emerged that were a million times larger than anything that had existed before.

Families suffer from problem gambling

Many people perceive gambling to be a harmless recreational activity. However, it is estimated that six to eight million people in the United States personally suffer from a gambling related problem. This problem seems to ...

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