Matter: The ‘Zombie Gene’ That May Protect Elephants From Cancer
With such enormous bodies, elephants should be particularly prone to tumors. But an ancient gene in their DNA, somehow resurrected, seems to shield the animals.
People of Easter Island weren't driven to warfare and cannibalism. They actually got along.
In popular science literature, much ink has been spilled on the supposed collapse of Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, as it's known in the local language.
U.S. warns on Russia's new space weapons
The United States voiced deep concern on Tuesday about Russia's pursuit of weapons including a mobile laser system to destroy satellites in space, as well as its putting into orbit of a new "space apparatus inspector".
Flipping the switch on supramolecular electronics
Engineers have successfully combined photoswitchable molecular lattices with layered materials to create new high-performance devices that show macroscopic responses to light.
Photos: Delta 4-Heavy takes off from Cape Canaveral
Driven by three RS-68A main engines, a United Launch Alliance Delta 4-Heavy rocket lifted off early Sunday from Cape Canaveral carrying NASA's Parker Solar Probe on a historic mission to study the sun.
NASA spacecraft rockets toward the sun for our closest look yet
A NASA spacecraft rocketed toward the sun Sunday on an unprecedented quest to get closer to our star than anything ever sent before. The Parker Solar Probe will fly straight through the wispy edges of the corona, or outer solar atmosphere, that was visible during August's total solar eclipse. It...
Amid backlash, Coastal Commission asks state to 'explore all potential options' to open Hollister Ranch to the public
Cancer drug delivery closes in on fabled ‘magic bullet’
Researchers have come up with a new way to take on cancer cells while leaving healthy cells alone, an idea more than a century in the making.