Japanese Scientist Wins Nobel for Study of Cell Recycling
By Malcolm Ritter And Karl Ritter
NEW YORK _ Like a busy city, a cell works better if it can dispose of and recycle its garbage. Now a Japanese scientist has won the Nobel Prize in medicine for showing how that happens. The research may pay off in
Human DNA Tied Mostly to Single Exodus From Africa Long Ago
By Malcolm Ritter
New York -- The genetic ancestry of people living outside Africa can be traced almost completely to a single exodus of humans from that continent long ago, new studies suggest. Still, a tiny legacy from an
Pluto 'Spray Painting' Poles of Its Big Moon Charon
By Marcia Dunn
Cape Canaveral, Florida -- The paint is actually Pluto's continually escaping atmosphere. Methane and other gases from Pluto end up coating Charon's frozen poles, which are so cold and where winters are so long that this buildup remains for decades.
Plight of African Lions Persists One Year After Cecil Killing
By Christopher Torchia
Johannesburg -- Some call it the Cecil the lion effect.
A year ago, an American killed a lion in Zimbabwe in what authorities said was an illegal hunt, infuriating people worldwide and invigorating an international campaign against trophy hunting in Africa. Some conservationists, however
For years physicists have posed theories that have tried to explain why the universe doesn’t just fly apart, given what appears to be quite a bit of empty space between star systems, planets and galaxies.