Carotenoids, the same pigments which give orange color to carrots and red to tomatoes, are often found together in plants with chlorophyll pigments that harvest solar energy. Their main function is photoprotection when rays of light from the sun are
The results suggest life first appeared about 10 billion years ago, far older than the Earth's projected age of 4.5 billion years. So even if it's mathematically possible for life to have existed before Earth did, is it physically possible?
The secret to fighting a war at night? Tiny, tiny, tiny pixels.
How one New York bartender fused alcohol and marijuana forever .
"It is my belief," he says, "that anyone who dies of a cause that is reversible should not really die any more. That is: every heart attack victim should no longer die. I have to be careful when I state that because people will say, 'My husband h
It might be 10 years since the last installment of "The Matrix" was released, but GE decided to use Agent Smith as the new spokesman for its campaign about the "brilliant machines" which help the medical industry.
In 1812, four men at Cambridge University met for breakfast.
n 2011,there were more than one billion cars and trucks in use in the world,compared with around 70 million alternative fuel and advanced technology vehiclesthat had been sold or converted worldwide as of December 2011.
I was just thinking about the issues more, and watching as the industry and the regulators and the whole nuclear safety community continues to try to figure out how to address these very, very difficult problems,” which were made more evident by the
What to do, and what not to do, when trying to contact someone during an event like today's Boston Marathon bombing.
Wearers can push one button for complex movements like right-clicking a mouse and picking up a pen.
The car of the 21st century is an ultra-efficient, slippery sled on wheels that’s half plane, half pod, 1,400 pounds and capable of triple-digit fuel economy. At least, that’s what the crew at Edison2 believe.
Functioning kidney built from newborn rat cells is a major step towards personalised transplant organs for people
The use of cheap, miniature “everyman” drones needs to be banned by international treaties before such devices fall into the hands of private users including terrorists, the head of Google has said.
The first woman ever to receive a uterus from a deceased donor, is two-weeks pregnant following a successful embryo transplant, her doctors said on Friday.
Twitter said it acquired the emerging music software firm We Are Hunted, amid reports that the popular messaging platform was readying its own music service.
The world’s biggest scheme to certify that seafish come from sustainable sources has come under fire in a scientific journal, where researchers say the label is too generous and may “mislead” consumers.
Ecuador will launch its first satellite into space from China in two weeks, President Rafael Correa announced Saturday.
In a muddy field located between a motorway and a meander of the Seine southeast of Paris, French archaeologists have uncovered an Iron Age graveyard that they believe will shed light on the great yet enigmatic civilisation of Gaul.
Researchers in the United States on Sunday said they had bio-engineered a kidney and transplanted it into rats, marking a step forward in a quest to help patients suffering from kidney failure.
A new “digital public library” set to launch this month aims to provide an alternative to Google for those looking for American cultural information online.
For civil servants working in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the arrival of mobile banking has been just short of a miracle.
Activists have planted a flag at the North Pole along with millions of signatures calling for the Arctic to be declared a global sanctuary protected from oil drilling, lobby group Greenpeace said on Monday.
Summer ice in the Antarctic is melting 10 times quicker than it was 600 years ago, with the most rapid melt occurring in the last 50 years, a joint Australian-British study showed Monday.
On the morning of May 3, 2010, three agents of the Food and Drug Administration descended upon the Houston office of Cetero Research, a firm that conducted research for drug companies worldwide.
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Monday in a challenge by a contingent of breast cancer patients and women’s health organizations against a Utah company’s claim to being able to patent human genes.
Doctors in Russia accidentally infected a 16-month-old girl with HIV during a blood transfusion, investigators said Monday, opening a criminal probe into the case.
“This is the direction battery research is going, not only for something with high energy density but also high power density,” Ajayan said. “It’s somewhere between a battery and a supercapacitor.” The ribbons also have the advantage of using rela
British racing legend Stirling Moss does not believe that women are mentally tough enough to compete in Formula One, despite the presence of female test drivers and team principals.
A watchdog has launched an investigation into whether children face “unfair pressure” to spend money on apparently free web and app-based games, it said Friday.