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Researchers find a new organelle evolving

Enlarge / A photo of Braarudosphaera bigelowii with the nitroplast indicated by an arrowhead.Tyler Coale The complex cells that underlie animals and...

Proteins let cells remember how well their last division went

EnlargeMartin Barraud When we talk about memories in biology, we tend to focus on the brain and the storage of information in...

Getting a charge: An exercise bike that turns your pedaling into power

EnlargeLifeSpan I enjoy getting my exercise, but hate doing it indoors. I'd much rather get some fresh air and watch the world...

Study finds that we could lose science if publishers go bankrupt

Enlargefolderol Back when scientific publications came in paper form, libraries played a key role in ensuring that knowledge didn't disappear. Copies went...

LIGO goes to space: ESA to proceed with LISA gravitational wave detector

Enlarge / The LISA project will consist of three spacecraft in a triangular configuration, exchanging lasers.EADS Astrium On Thursday, the European Space...

Aluminum mining waste could be a source of green steel

Enlarge / A red mud retaining pond in Germany.Wikimedia Commons The metals that form the foundation of modern society also cause a...

Big evolutionary change tied to lots of small differences

Enlarge / An example of a Littorina species, the common periwinkle.Bjoern Wylezich The version of evolution proposed by Charles Darwin focused on...

FDA would like to stop finding Viagra in supplements sold on Amazon

EnlargeViaframe If you were to search for a product called “Mens Maximum Energy Supplement" on Amazon, you'd be bombarded with everything from...

NY Times copyright suit wants OpenAI to delete all GPT instances

Enlarge / Microsoft is named in the suit for allegedly building the system that allowed GPT derivatives to be trained using infringing material.Just_Super ...

First planned small nuclear reactor plant in the US has been canceled

Enlarge / The facility seen in this architect's rendering will not be built.Idaho National Lab Nuclear power provides energy that is largely...

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