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How immature cells grow up to be red blood cells

Researchers have identified the mechanism behind red blood cell specialization and revealed that it is controlled by an enzyme called UBE2O. This finding could spark the development of new treatments for blood disorders and cancers.

Quick and easy way to shut down instabilities in fusion devices

Scientists have discovered a remarkably simple way to suppress a common instability that can halt fusion reactions and damage the walls of reactors built to create a "star in a jar."

These awful things can happen when you don't clean your contacts properly

Do you ever ignore your contact lens care instructions? You may want to rethink that.

Hot spot at Hawaii? Not so fast

Geophysicists use a new model to conclude that volcanic hot spots around the globe aren't moving as fast as recently thought.

Despite benefits, half of parents against later school start times

Leading pediatrics and sleep associations agree: Teens shouldn't start school so early. Yet recent research finds parents are split almost down the middle on whether they support delays in school start times that might permit their 13- to 17-year-olds to sleep later on school days.

Smokers 20 percent more likely to quit when cigarettes cost $1 more

Smokers were found to be 20 percent more likely to quit smoking when packs of cigarettes cost just one dollar more, according to a new public health study.

How to photograph the solar eclipse: The only guide you need

photographing the eclipse

There's a lot of information out there and not all of it is good.

Yes, you need to be careful. No, you probably shouldn't buy an expensive filter you'll never use again.

Mineral layer around avian flu pathogen may be the cause for human infections

Avian flu can be transmitted from birds to humans; transmission among humans, however, is limited. The reason may be an eggshell-like mineral layer that the virus acquires due to the high calcium concentration in the intestines of birds. These mineralized viruses are significantly more infectious and, in addition, more robust and heat stable than the native viruses.

The power of perovskite

Researchers improve perovskite-based technology in the entire energy cycle, from solar cells harnessing power to LED diodes to light the screens of future electronic devices and other lighting applications.

Cheesemaking secret unlocked

Researchers say their new knowledge on the inner workings of a bacterium has important implications for Australia's billion dollar cheese industry. The research group has explained the regulation of an enzyme in the bacterium Lactococcus, which is used as a starter culture in cheese production. « Previous PageNext Page »

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