The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) will showcase newsworthy research on clinical trials, epidemiology, immunology, epigenetics, laboratory science, and translational medicine at its Annual Meeting, April 5-9.
Remember SETI@home, a project launched back in 1999 which is an Internet-based public volunteer computing project employing the BOINC software platform, hosted by the Space Sciences Laboratory, at the University of California, Berkeley? Well, HTC announced today that it will do something similar. Show More Summary
The study was published the week of February 10–14 in the online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The work is the result of a five-year effort by researchers in the laboratory of Amnon Yariv, Martin and...Show More Summary
An alternative approach to the traditional introductory laboratory course at the undergraduate level significantly increases student retention rates, according to research published in mBio, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. read more
This popular science article looks at efforts in one laboratory to develop a supply of decellularized animal kidneys for transplantation into human recipients. At the present time decellularization appears to be the most practical way...Show More Summary
Timo writes, "Digital Science Concepts showcases our thinking on how technology might shape the laboratory of the future. These are products that are not currently under development but one day they might be commonplace in laboratories...who knows?
Researchers from the University of Hawaii – Manoa (UHM) School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and University of California – Berkeley discovered that interplanetary dust particles (IDPs) could deliver water and organics to the Earth and other terrestrial planets. read more
Oreo can't stop, won't stop releasing strange new flavors. The latest wacky science experiments from Nabisco's basement laboratory of oddball ideas: cookie dough and marshmallow crispy. Why, cookie gods? Why? Read more...
In two papers in this week's Science, researchers in the laboratory of Albert Einstein College of Medicine's Robert Singer, Ph.D., focused on beta actin, an essential protein found abundantly in neurons (nerve cells). The Einstein researchers...Show More Summary
Just about all the important news from Mars over the past year and a half has come courtesy of the six-wheeled, instrument-laden, SUV-size Mars Science Laboratory, better known as the Curiosity rover. Almost from the moment it executed...Show More Summary
Techzim reporting from Harare: The African Institute of Biomedical Science and Technology (AIBST), recently successfully registered their DNA testing centre with the Medical Laboratory and Clinic Scientist Council of Zimbabwe. This means...Show More Summary
On the NewsHour Monday, science correspondent Miles O'Brien took a tour of SNOLab, the underground physics laboratory, about 250 miles north of Toronto, that is trying to answer one of the great mysteries of the universe: what is dark...Show More Summary
One dark and stormy night, a mysterious voice drifted through my laboratory, bidding me to build a machine for purposes I could not possibly fathom. Being a man of science, I succumbed to my curiosity and built the device as instructed. Show More Summary
Astronomers using the National Science Foundation's Green Bank Telescope (GBT) have discovered a unique stellar system of two white dwarf stars and a superdense neutron star, all packed within a space smaller than Earth's orbit around the Sun. Show More Summary
Here’s a new year’s gift from LEGO that fans will appreciate. Start off 2014 with bricks, not a bang! This super sweet NASA Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover launches on New Year’s Day. Prepare to spend…
Lego will launch its 2014 toy line with a fan-created model of NASA's Mars Curiosity rover. The Danish toy company announced on Wednesday that its new "NASA Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover" building brick set will be available for sale from the Lego Shop online beginning Jan. Show More Summary
Long has the state of educational funding been dismal. Classrooms suffer. Teachers become bitter. Students are left numb and disinterested. This deficit has hit the sciences especially, with minimal support for the laboratory based, hands-on learning that many of us were fortunate to have. Students are missing out on critical thinking opportunities and, in some […]
Chef Carles Tejedor (best known for his experimental laboratory Oilab) dedicated his 2013 Harvard Science and Lecture talk earlier this fall to "Viscosity & Polymers," and here now, a video showing the physiological responses that occur while eating different...
Traveling? Ignoring relatives? Sitting alone at home? Whatever your situation over the next couple of weeks, the 50 blog posts chosen for the Open Laboratory 2013 collection of best science writing online can help.
This year Randy Schekman won the Nobel Prize in Medicine. Last week he wrote a piece for the Guardian on how the "big dog" journals Cell, Nature and Science do damage to science. Most notably, he pledged that his laboratory would avoid "luxury journals" like these. Show More Summary