Close views show Saturn's rings in unprecedented detail

Newly released images showcase the incredible closeness with which NASA's Cassini spacecraft, now in its "Ring-Grazing" orbits phase, is observing Saturn's dazzling rings of icy debris.

Viral protein transforms as it measures out DNA

To generate swarms of new viral particles, a virus hijacks a cell into producing masses of self-assembling cages that are then loaded with the genetic blueprint for the next infection. But the picture of how that DNA is loaded ...

Claims coal-fired plant polluted river: Utility on trial

Environmental groups said in court Monday that the Tennessee Valley Authority is essentially storing toxic ash from an aging Tennessee coal-fired power plant in a colander, letting pollutants seep into a major river in violation ...

Snapchat parent to offer shares on NYSE: reports

The parent company of hit mobile-messaging service Snapchat is expected to make its debut as a public company on the New York Stock Exchange, according to reports.

New York Times launches daily podcast show

Best known for its print coverage, The New York Times is this week broadening into the realm of daily audio news by launching a brand new podcast.

Plant regulatory proteins 'tagged' with sugar

New work from Carnegie's Shouling Xu and Zhiyong Wang reveals that the process of synthesizing many important master proteins in plants involves extensive modification, or "tagging" by sugars after the protein is assembled. ...

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