Like produce, milk quality can vary with the season and year. Dairy cows' daily diet, much of which comes from plant forage, determines the nutritional makeup of their milk, so when their food lags in quality, so, too, does their output...
Cambridge Consultants, a technology product design and development firm, had several prototype gadgets on display at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), including a real-time hydration alert developed for a new "smart" water bottle and a wi-fi Internet radio that works without knobs, buttons or dials...
Researchers have engineered a new type of chicken that might help prevent the spread of bird flu—a worrisome virus that has already caused extensive economic harm on farms, especially in Asia, and that could lead to a pandemic in humans...
As if it weren't bad enough that deadly prions can survive boiling and radiation, now comes word that aerosolized forms of the pathogen can enter the nose and find their way to the brain, with fatal consequences...
A quick shout-out to our Editor in Chief Mariette DiChristina, who this week was elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for the section on General Interest in Science and Engineering...
Why don't exoplanets match astronomers' expectations? A dispatch from the American Astronomical Society meeting
SEATTLE—The most exhilarating science conference I've ever been to took place in San Antonio 15 years ago this week, when planet hunters Geoff Marcy and Paul Butler announced they had found two planets orbiting sunlike stars beyond our solar system...
How many late-life declines can be traced back to a fall? Whether or not it involves a fractured hip or just a general shake-up, even a minor spill can precipitate a rapid loss of function and independence or even death in seniors...
Thanks to medical advances in recent decades, many millions more people are surviving for years beyond a cancer diagnosis. These leaps, however, have not come cheap.
Space Adventures, the private firm that sent seven paying clients on trips to the International Space Station (ISS) between 2001 and 2009, will have three more seats available for tourists to fly to the outpost starting in 2013, the company announced in a January 12 press release...
NEW YORK CITY—The Google Science Fair is a bit different from the science fairs of yesteryear. For one thing, it's open to students around the world, whose entries will be submitted online as videos or slide shows...
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