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Bacteria Show Signs of Starvation in Space
Bacteria Show Signs of Starvation in Space
Mallory Locklear | Nov 18, 2016
E. coli cultured on the International Space Station show increased expression of genes related to starvation and acid-resistance responses, researchers report.
Comet Lander Finds Organic Matter
Comet Lander Finds Organic Matter
Kerry Grens | Nov 19, 2014
Although Philae’s active life on a comet lasted just a few days, it has confirmed what many had suspected: organic molecules are present.
Water Ice Detected on Mercury
Water Ice Detected on Mercury
Bob Grant | Nov 30, 2012
NASA scientists have confirmed that water persists as pockets of ice on the surface of the planet closest to our Sun.
Science and the 2012 Election
Science and the 2012 Election
Bob Grant | Nov 8, 2012
From education to space, science fared well at the polls on Tuesday.
Water Once Ran on Mars
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2012
The Curiosity rover discovers pebbles that were likely formed by ancient streams on the Red Planet.
Obama's Science Report Card
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2012
A look at what the President achieved during his first term in the areas of health, space science, energy, environment, and science education
Space-bound Fish
Jef Akst | Jul 31, 2012
Japanese astronauts deliver an aquarium to the International Space Station to study the effects of microgravity on marine life.
Space Rocks
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 1, 2012
Orbiting ultrasound machines are being used to diagnose and treat astronauts' kidney stones.
Astronaut Worms Return from Space
Jef Akst | Dec 1, 2011
After 6 months in orbit, Caenorhabditis elegans return to Earth—alive and well.
Meteorite hints at life’s origins
Tia Ghose | Jun 9, 2011
As debate continues to swirl around arsenic-loving bacteria, a space rock yields new astrobiological clues.