Novel nanoparticles deliver CRISPR gene editing tools into the cell with much higher efficiency

A research collaboration between Tufts University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences has led to the…

Carbon nanotube device channels heat into light

The ever-more-humble carbon nanotube may be just the device to make solar panels—and anything else that…

Minuscule microbes wield enormous power over the Great Lakes, but many species remain a mystery

Near the deepest spot in Lake Michigan, the crew aboard the research vessel Blue Heron lowers…

Monsoon rains kill 17 in Nepal, 11 in India

At least 17 people have been killed across Nepal after torrential monsoon rains induced floods and…

Google launches review after leak of audio conversations

Google said it was conducting an internal review after it discovered confidential audio had been leaked…

Researchers reveal mechanisms for regulating temperature sensitivity of soil organic matter decomposition

The temperature sensitivity of soil organic matter (SOM) decomposition, commonly referred to as Q10, is a…

NASA finds an asymmetric Tropical Storm Barry

Infrared imagery from NASA’s Aqua satellite shows that Tropical Storm Barry doesn’t look like a typical…

Water express delivers emergency supplies to drought-hit Indian city

A special 50-wagon train carrying 2.5 million litres of water arrived in the Indian city of…

The moon landing was a giant leap for movies, too

In 1964, Stanley Kubrick, on the recommendation of the science-fiction author Arthur C. Clarke, bought a…

Amazon forges fellowship for 'Lord of the Rings' online video game

Amazon has landed a prime franchise on which to build an online game: the Lord of…