ISS prepares for a spacewalk and visitors

International Space Station cosmonauts Fyodor Yurchikhin and Oleg Kotov spent much of Monday preparing for their second spacewalk in eight days.

Researchers track how spores break out of dormant state

Tapping into the unknown world of awakening dormant bacterial spores, researchers have revealed through atomic force microscopy (AFM) the alterations of spore coat and germ cell wall that accompany the transformation from ...

Nitrate in Lake Superior: On the Rise

Nitrate levels in Lake Superior, which have been rising steadily over the past century, are about 2.7 percent of the way toward making the lake's water unsafe to drink, according to a study by University of Minnesota (UMN) ...

NASA Spacecraft Ready for Science-Rich Encounter With Venus

NASA's MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft will make its closest pass to Venus on Tuesday, June 5. This will place the spacecraft on target for a flyby of Mercury in January ...

The Loneliest Black Holes in the Universe

Actively growing supermassive black holes in centers of galaxies are common even in cosmic voids, the most rarefied and empty regions of the universe.

What Did Dinosaurs Hear?

What did dinosaurs hear? Probably a lot of low frequency sounds, like the heavy footsteps of another dinosaur, if University of Maryland professor Robert Dooling and his colleagues are right. What they likely couldn't hear ...

Study of staph shows how bacteria evolve resistance

Antibacterial resistance doesn’t happen overnight. But until recently nobody knew exactly how long it took — or how it happened at all. Now, by studying blood taken from a single patient over a period of months, Rockefeller ...

Samsung Unveils SGH-E590 Designed by Jasper Morrison

Samsung Electronics and Jasper Morrison, a leading industrial designer, cooperated to bring an attractive mobile phone, SGH-E590. The Samsung E590 is a perfect solution for users who want to have all of the advanced multimedia ...

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