Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
detect lung cancer from patients' breath alone -- even distinguishing between those with tumors and those with similar-symptom COPD -- although the precise compounds in the breath being detected are still unidentified.
Monday, August 29, 2011
200 million years younger than previously calculated, suggesting the oldest crust on both Earth and Moon formed at about the same time.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Saturday, August 27, 2011
new species of eel (Protoanguilla palau) in the reefs off the coast of the Pacific island-nation of Palau, an animal with features so primitive and unknown to science that creation of a new genus and family were required to accommodate the species.
Friday, August 26, 2011
excess sperm from the father growing in their tissues, effectively becoming a self-fertilizing variant in a species that normally reproduces sexually.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
pregnant plesiosaur (Polycotylus latippinus), providing the first evidence that these dinosaurs bore live young.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
may be large enough to join the ranks of Pluto, Eris, Ceres, Haumea, and Makemake in their status as dwarf planets.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
epidermal electronics," a method of applying thinly layered microelectronics in the same method as rub-on temporary tattoos that can be used to monitor patient's vital signs and transmit that data remotely for a short time before wearing off.
Monday, August 22, 2011
carbonaceous chondrites carried at least three nucleobases unique to DNA and RNA and rare or absent in terrestrial samples, providing at least some of the basic building blocks for early life.
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Tayinat gate complex to the ancient citadel of Kunulua, the capital of the Neo-Hittite Kingdom of Patina in Turkey that flourished about 3000 years ago, including a magnificently carved Iron Age lion.
Friday, August 19, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
ring of naturally occurring antiprotons that surrounds Earth, confined by the inner magnetic field of the Van Allen radiation belts in much the same way scientists trap antiprotons in the laboratory.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
narrow grooves that periodically appear on slopes in the warmer regions of Mars that suggest salty water may still flow at rare times on the surface.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
three large cats (possibly jaguars, dubbed the "Triad of Felines") that is believed once part of a large decorative hillside wall dating circa 700 B.C.
Monday, August 15, 2011
nylon laser sintering process that fabricates plastic or metal objects by "printing" layers of materials to build up three-dimensional pieces, including wings, control surfaces and access panels.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
leaves with shapes that maximize bats' echolocation signals and attract the flying mammals, the first such adaptation seen in the plant world.
Friday, August 12, 2011
pre-Inca executioner, aged between 20 and 30 years old, complete with ornate ceremonial knives and other valuable artifacts.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
trojan" (2010 TK7) shares Earth's orbit around the Sun in a stable gravitational position 60 degrees ahead of Earth known as the Lagrange point.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
dormant rare silicate volcanoes on the far side of Earth's Moon, different from the more common basaltic types previously seen and revealing a more complex geology on the Moon than previously known.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Monday, August 8, 2011
ultra-wideband (UWB) radar, allowing the use of this radar in complex structures such as practical automotive applications and survivor location tools for disaster areas.
Sunday, August 7, 2011
expels water from a collection of jets at its southern polar region, forming a giant torus of water vapor surrounding Saturn and becoming the only moon known to influence the chemical composition of its planet.
Saturday, August 6, 2011
iconic "first bird" and common ancestor of all modern birds.
Friday, August 5, 2011
unique among the primates, with the average human brain losing 15% of its original weight by age 80 for reasons not completely understood, whereas chimp brains do not shrink at all.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
small engraved gold bell (with clapper still included) in the ancient sewers beneath the Old City of Jerusalem, a rare find once used as clothing ornamentation on a wealthy resident 2000 years ago.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
new subatomic particle, the Xi-sub-b (Ξb0), predicted by the Standard Model and composed of a strange quark, an up quark and a bottom quark.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
15 fully developed fossilized embryos in its body, the oldest evidence of live birth from a land-based reptile.
Monday, August 1, 2011
inside a fossilized rotting titanosaur egg are the first example of this parasitic behavior and reveal new information about this wasp's behavior and the surrounding Cretaceous food chain.