Gravitational forces in protoplanetary disks may push super-Earths close to their stars

Astronomers found that as planets form out of the chaotic churn of gravitational, hydrodynamic — or,…

Fooling nerve cells into acting normal

Scientists have discovered that a neuron’s own electrical signal, or voltage, can indicate whether the neuron…

Oldest known trees in eastern North America documented

A stand of bald cypress trees in North Carolina, including one least 2,624 years old, are…

A cautionary tale for researchers working on selective drug delivery

Many studies indicating that DNA nanostructures can enter cells more readily than simple DNA strands are…

How Nipah virus spreads from person to person: Lessons from 14 years of investigations

The deadly Nipah virus, which is carried by bats and occasionally infects people, is more likely…

Billionaire Jeff Bezos to unveil plans for moon presence, sources say

Billionaire entrepreneur Jeff Bezos will unveil plans on Thursday for missions to the moon tailored to…

Does sunscreen compromise vitamin D levels? Maybe not

Sunscreen can reduce the sun’s adverse effects, but there are concerns that it might inhibit the…

Viable, environmentally-friendly alternative to Styrofoam

Researchers have developed an environmentally-friendly, plant-based material that for the first time works better than Styrofoam…

The heart 'talks' to fat cells

Like sending a letter through the mail or a text over a cellular network, the heart…

Painting a fuller picture of how antibiotics kill

Researchers have used machine-learning algorithms to discover a secondary mechanism that helps some antibiotics kill bacteria.…