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AP - The Mars rover Spirit has gotten stuck in soft Martian dirt while driving along a low plateau.
The F.B.I.’s National DNA Index System, a database of 6.7 million genetic profiles, is the world’s largest repository of forensic DNA information.
Researchers say they've found what may be the Earth's oldest animal in the Mackenzie Mountains of the Northwest Territories.
Spinal fluid compounds may give an early warning of how fast patients with mild dementia will decline.
Any hyperbole about swine flu was created by the media, not by virologists, says Tom SheldonSimon Jenkins is right to say that obsessive media coverage of swine flu, ever thirsty for hyperbole and impatient for new developments, can be misleading (Sophie's sniffle mocks the peddlers of swine flu panic, 6 May). And advice issued by government should rightly be debated.But the suggestion that...
Analysis looks at H1N1's pandemic potential
Study of homicidal tribe shows aggressive warriors have less reproductive success
Pictures and audio from the Kennedy Space Centre as the shuttle lifts off...
A push in forensic science for the kind of rigorous, peer-reviewed research that is the hallmark of classic science.
Identifying the telling clues in the accounts of liars.
AP - Apparently the bad boy doesn't always get the girl. At least in a South American tribe with the highest known murder rate, it turns out that the most aggressive guys end up with fewer wives and children than milder men, according to a report in Tuesday's edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Scientists are proceeding methodically and cautiously with the Mars rover.
MONDAY 11. MAY 2009
Think kids dislike science? Forensics proves otherwise.
Acupuncture can help people with chronic low back pain feel less bothered by their symptoms and function better in their daily activities, according to the largest randomized trial of its kind, published in the May 11, 2009 Archives of Internal Medicine. But the SPINE (Stimulating Points to Investigate Needling Efficacy) trial raises questions about how the ancient practice actually works.
A new University of British Columbia study finds that our brains are much more active when we daydream than previously thought.
An ambitious effort in avian conservation is underway this spring throughout the New York portion of the Lake Ontario watershed.
A popular view among evolutionary biologists that fundamental genes do not acquire new functions was challenged this week by a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Rare and unique ecological communities will be lost if oceanic islands aren't adequately considered in a global conservation plan, a new study has found. Although islands tend to harbor fewer species than continental lands of similar size, plants and animals found on islands often live only there, making protection of their isolated habitats our sole chance to preserve them.
(AP) -- The detailed new look yet at the genetics of Mexicans is showing significant diversity, a finding that could help point the way to customized drugs and identification of people prone to certain diseases.
Microsoft launched its first bond issue on Monday, sparking rumors the US software giant was contemplating a takeover bid.
Photosynthesis is a remarkable biological process that supports life on earth. Plants and photosynthetic microbes do so by harvesting light to produce their food, and in the process, also provide vital oxygen for animals and people.