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Tracking forest threats

Alerts from an early warning system developed in part by DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory could help protect forests across the U.S. from the threats of insects, disease and wildfire. […]

Natural (born) killers: What do they really do?

Our immune systems contain three fundamentally different types of cell: B-cells, T-cells and the mysteriously named Natural Killer cells (NK cells), which are known to be involved in killing tumour […]

Back to the roots of the solar system

Planets form in disks of dust and gas that surround young stars. A look at the birth places means a journey into the past of the earth and its siblings. […]

Efficacy of tuberculosis vaccine enhanced

Nele Festjens and Nico Callewaert of VIB and Ghent University have improved the efficacy of the vaccine for tuberculosis. The new vaccine affords – as already proven in mice – […]

How nature’s patterns form

When people on airplanes ask Alan Newell what he works on, he tells them “flower arrangements.” He could also say “fingerprints” or “sand ripples” or “how plants grow.” “Most patterns […]

Running on a faster track

What matters for commuters is not just if the train will be on time, but how long the journey will take. It’s an important factor in public transportation and can […]