A study at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis indicates that "jumping genes" -- bits of DNA that can move from one spot in the genome to another and are well-known for increasing genetic diversity over the long course of evolution -- play another and more surprising role of stabilizing the 3D folding patterns of the DNA molecule inside the cell's nucleus.
U.S. space agency NASA announced Monday that NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) will launch a new spacecraft to snap the first pictures of the sun's north and south poles.
Two astronauts on Saturday finalized the repair of a cosmic particle detector in searching for dark matter and antimatter after a spacewalk outside the International Space Station (ISS).
Graduate student Lin Quanwei did not immediately head home after the winter break began. Instead, he chose to stay at school to work on astronomy projects with his tutor.
The launch of Russia's Soyuz-2 carrier rocket with a Meridian-M military communications satellite has been postponed indefinitely due to technical problems, Russian media reported on Friday.
Researchers at the University of Illinois (UI) have developed a device which, by using specialized polymer electrodes, can purify and reduce arsenic in water by over 90 percent while using roughly 10 times less energy than other methods in a single step.
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