ISS seeks ouster of most of Target's board

A prominent proxy advisory firm has recommended that Target shareholders vote out seven of its 10 board members after a massive pre-Christmas data breach.

Wild coho may seek genetic diversity in mate choice

A new study by researchers at Oregon State University suggests that wild coho salmon that choose mates with disease-resistant genes different from their own are more likely to produce greater numbers of adult offspring returning ...

TRMM and Aqua satellites peer into Tropical Storm Amanda

Hurricane Amanda has weakened to a tropical storm, but not before NASA's TRMM satellite took a look under its clouds at the rate of heavy rainfall it was generating. After weakening to a tropical storm, NASA's Aqua satellite ...

A path toward more powerful tabletop accelerators

Making a tabletop particle accelerator just got easier. A new study shows that certain requirements for the lasers used in an emerging type of small-area particle accelerator can be significantly relaxed. Researchers hope ...

Zeroing in on the proton's magnetic moment

As part of a series of experiments designed to resolve one of the deepest mysteries of physics today, researchers from RIKEN, in collaboration with the University of Mainz, GSI Darmstadt and the Max Planck Institute for Physics ...

Filling in the gaps on the protein map

Substantial progress has been made in decoding the human proteome. Under the leadership of the Technische Universität München researchers have now mapped more than 18,000 human proteins—92 percent of the entire proteome. ...

'EU reaches compromise deal on GM crops'

After years of fractious talks, EU states have finally reached a compromise to allow cultivation of genetically modified (GM) food crops by giving their opponents an opt out, official sources said Wednesday.

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