Proposed U.S. budget cuts target science

A "Sputnik moment" or a "kaputnik" one for U.S. science? With a federal budget battle showdown under way, science looks like collateral damage, say former federal officials, with proposed cuts to research that they consider ...

New instrument for analyzing viruses

Scientists in Israel and California have developed an instrument for rapidly analyzing molecular interactions that take place viruses and the cells they infect. By helping to identify interactions between proteins made by ...

$100 a barrel oil: Bad for Wall Street, good for green cars

Is there a huge difference between $100-a-barrel oil and $98 oil? Obviously not much, but it's a psychological barrier. So when West Texas crude oil prices dipped below the magic $100 mark on a recent morning, Wall Street ...

Internet catches updated butterfly and moth website

Why should we care about butterflies and moths? Thanks to butterflies, bees, birds, and other animal pollinators, the world's flowering plants are able to reproduce and bear fruit. That very basic capability is at the root ...

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