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Study shows that some bacteria produce their own viral bio-weapons

In a paper published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, scientists say that bacteria in the gut can manufacture and use viruses as weapons against other rival bacteria in what the website LiveScience.com calls “intestinal shootouts.” Scientists hope to find a way to use this process…

‘Phone for you’: Nobel winners remember getting the call from Sweden

Some Nobel laureates find out while on a plane, others think it’s a hoax, and some don’t even hear the phone ring. On Tuesday, French physicist Serge Haroche was out walking with his wife when his cell phone rang. He saw the 46 country code on the display and recognised…

China plans to collect Mars samples by 2030

China is planning to collect samples from the surface of Mars by 2030, according to the chief scientist of the country’s lunar orbiter project, state media reported Wednesday. Ouyang Ziyuan said the mission would have three stages — remote sensing, soft-landing and exploration, and return after automatic sampling, Xinhua news…

Fossil reveals complex brains evolved earlier than previously thought

A 520-million-year-old, three-inch (7.6-centimetre) fossil has yielded evidence that complex brains evolved much earlier than previously thought, scientists said Wednesday. The preserved external skeleton of Fuxianhuia protensa, an extinct type of arthropod, is the earliest known fossil to show a complex brain, according to a study published in the journal…

NASA: SpaceX supply capsule successfully reached space station

A capsule on a first privately-run resupply mission successfully linked up Wednesday with the International Space Station, the US space agency NASA said. A robot arm operated by two of the six astronauts aboard the space station snatched the Dragon capsule at 1056 GMT, more than thirty minutes ahead of…

Japan stem cell Nobel laureate to get research boost

Japan’s Nobel prize-winning Shinya Yamanaka will likely get up to 30 billion yen ($383 million) for his stem cell research over the next decade, an official said Wednesday. The Japanese science and technology ministry is looking at giving at least 2.7 billion yen of extra money to support Yamanaka’s work…

American scientists Robert Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka share Nobel Chemistry Prize for cell receptor research

US chemists Robert Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka won the Nobel Prize on Wednesday for identifying a class of cell receptor, yielding vital insights into how the body works at the molecular level. The award is for chemistry but the big beneficiary is medical research, the Nobel committee declared. The pair…

Nobel winner: Quantum research will yield ‘super-computers’

David Wineland, who won the Nobel Prize for work in quantum physics with Serge Haroche of France, said our limited computers will “eventually” give way to super-fast, revolutionary ones. The pair, both 68, were honored for pioneering optical experiments in “measuring and manipulation of individual quantum systems,” the Nobel Physics…

Nobel Prize for Physics rewards ‘groundbreaking’ quantum experiments

Nobel Prize for Physics rewards 'groundbreaking' quantum experiments A French and an American physicist are sharing the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics for, in a sense, letting a cat out of the box. And not just any cat, but one that is dead and alive at the same time. Welcome…

Research uncovers the somatosensory basis for pairing red wine with red meat

Why does high-tannin red wine pair well with fatty red meat? According to research published in the October 9 issue of Current Biology, it is because the dry oral sensation produced by red wine counters the slippery oral sensation associated with fattiness. “The mouth is a magnificently sensitive somatosensory organ,…

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