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Why Are Particles Getting Ejected Off of Asteroid Bennu?

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft arrived at asteroid Bennu in December 2018, and just one week later, it discovered something unusual about Bennu: the asteroid was...

New Function for Plant Enzyme Could Lead to Green Chemistry

Discovery may inspire development of better industrial catalysts. Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory have discovered a new function in a...

Research at Argonne’s Advanced Photon Source Leads to New Ebola Drug

Effective treatments for deadly diseases often depend on unlocking the mysteries of how proteins in our bodies behave. Research at U.S. Department of Energy’s...

Researchers identify gene behind spread of deadly breast cancer

If your DNA is a cookbook, a single gene is a recipe. But it’s a flexible recipe that if edited one way can make...

How Electrons Break the Speed Limit

New understanding of charge transport reveals an exotic quantum mechanical regime. In work that may have broad implications for the development of new materials for...

Newly proposed model for shape of HIV-1 viral shell may change how we understand...

The shell of the HIV-1 virus may have a different shape than previously thought, according to a new study by the University of Alberta...

Ice in Motion: Satellites Capture Decades of Change

New time-lapse videos of Earth’s glaciers and ice sheets as seen from space – some spanning nearly 50 years – are providing scientists with...

A new way to regulate gene expression

Sometimes, unexpected research results are simply due to experimental error. Other times, it’s the opposite — the scientists have uncovered a new phenomenon that...

A New Way to Measure the Age of the Milky Way

Like many other spiral galaxies in the Universe, the Milky Way Galaxy consists of two disk-like structures – the thin disk and the thick...

NASA Engineers Break SLS Test Tank on Purpose to Test Extreme Limits

Engineers at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, on Dec. 5 deliberately pushed the world’s largest rocket fuel tank beyond its design...

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