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Sunday, 23 November 2014
We are all familiar with the hassles that accompany air travel. We shuffle through long lines, remove our shoes, and carry liquids in regulation-sized tubes. And even after all the effort, we still...
Sunday, 23 November 2014
Enzymes carry out fundamental biological processes such as photosynthesis, nitrogen fixation and respiration, with the help of clusters of metal atoms as "active" sites. But scientists lack basic...
Sunday, 23 November 2014
Natural genetic variation in a protective antiviral enzyme holds promise for new therapies. Doctors have long been mystified as to why HIV-1 rapidly sickens some individuals, while in others the...
Sunday, 23 November 2014
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered how one gene is essential to hearing, uncovering a cause of deafness and suggesting new avenues for therapies. The new study,...
Sunday, 23 November 2014
Scientists at the Canadian Light Source are on the forefront of battery technology using cheaper materials with higher energy and better recharging rates that make them ideal for electric vehicles (...
Sunday, 23 November 2014
New molecules could be the key to solving a looming problem with flash memory storage, researchers say in a new report published in the journal Nature. Flash memory is a popular form of electronic...

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After landing a probe on an icy comet and possibly shedding new light on the origins of life on Earth, the European Space Agency (ESA) is now looking at scorching-hot Mercury for its next mission....