Wherefore art thou, dark matter?

The Large Underground Xenon (LUX) dark matter experiment, which operates beneath a mile of rock at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in the Black Hills of South Dakota, has completed its search for the missing matter of the universe. Today at an international...

Researchers ID new mechanism of tuberculosis infection

Researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified a new way that tuberculosis bacteria get into the body, revealing a potential therapeutic angle to explore. One of the world’s most deadly diseases, tuberculosis – primarily a lung disease – infects more...

New therapeutic targets for small cell lung cancer identified

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have identified a protein termed ASCL1 that is essential to the development of small cell lung cancer and that, when deleted in the lungs of mice, prevents the cancer from forming. The new findings identify ASCL1 as an...

Alien Solar System Boasts Tightly Spaced Planets, Unusual Orbits

Tightly spaced planets inside an alien solar system known as Kepler-80 boast a rare orbital configuration. The study was led by Mariah MacDonald as an undergraduate with Darin Ragozzine, an assistant professor of physics and space sciences, both at Florida Institute...

NASA Mars Rover Can Choose Laser Targets on Its Own

NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity is now selecting rock targets for its laser spectrometer — the first time autonomous target selection is available for an instrument of this kind on any robotic planetary mission. Using software developed at NASA’s Jet...

A little insecurity helps make a generous donor

High-ranking people don’t always turn out to be selfish jerks. It all depends on whether they feel worthy of their prominent social position, new research indicates. A series of six scientific studies led by Michigan State University scholar Nicholas Hays found...

Underwater Drones Hunt Buried Targets, Save Lives

Covering more than 70 percent of the Earth’s surface, the maritime landscape can be vast and unforgiving, presenting extremes in temperature, depth, and hazards. But the Naval team of physicists, engineers, researchers and developers at Surface Warfare Center Panama...

Dragon Attached to Station’s Harmony Module

The SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft was bolted into place on the Harmony module of the International Space Station at 10:03 a.m. EDT as the station flew about 252 statute miles over the California and Oregon border. The spacecraft is delivering nearly 5,000 pounds of...

Study: Media fuels anti-Muslim attitudes and policies

When Americans rely primarily on television shows, movies and the news media for information about Muslims, their attitude toward Muslims may be negatively influenced, a new University of Michigan study finds. But relying on direct contact with Muslims for information...

Do bees have accents?

A team from Cardiff University hopes to discover whether bees in Wales have regional accents. The scientists are appealing for recorded sounds from the summer hives of an estimated 3,235 beekeepers from Holyhead to Chepstow. By collecting photo and video images of...

Brain probe to examine drug dangers

University of Adelaide researchers have developed a new optical-fibre based probe, which can measure localised temperature-change deep inside the brain. Reported in the scientific journal Biomedical Optics Express, the probe will help researchers better understand the...

Immune-Enhancing Treatment May Destabilize HIV Reservoirs

WHAT: Although antiretroviral therapy (ART) can reduce the amount of HIV in the blood to an undetectable level in most chronically infected people, it cannot eliminate reservoirs of HIV that persist in latently infected immune cells. Findings presented at the 21st...

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