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The plague, bacterial dysentery, and cholera have one thing in common: These dangerous diseases are caused by bacteria which infect their host using a sophisticated injection apparatus.
Organisms are adapted to their environment through their individual characteristics, like body size and body weight.
A new study this week finds that “quantum critical points” in exotic electronic materials can act much like polarizing “hot button issues” in an election.
In collaboration with colleagues from Portugal and Spain, researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena, Germany, have developed an apparatus that automatically applies odors to an airstream, while filming and analyzing the behavior of insects simultaneously.
The Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-III) announced the most accurate measurements yet of the distances to galaxies in the faraway universe, giving an unprecedented look at the time when the universe first began to expand at an ever-increasing rate.
Astronomers have found a cluster of stars that they say survived a massacre 13 billion years ago.
Scientists at the Naval Research Laboratory are part of an international team that has pooled their radio observations into a database, producing the highest precision map to date of the magnetic field within our own Milky Way galaxy.
Pulsars are among the most exotic celestial bodies known. They have diameters of about 20 kilometers, but at the same time roughly the mass of our sun.
Using virus vector-mediated RNAi enables scientists to rapidly study the function of insect genes.
While genetically modified plants have already been introduced into the wild on a large scale in some parts of the world, the release of genetically modified animals is still at a relatively early stage.
- An aromatic woolly plant (Origanum dictamnus) native to Crete, formerly believed to have magical powers.