Using cryo-electron microscopy, researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have provided the first step-by-step look at the biomolecular machinery of transcription initiation.
Illinois’s middle and high school students, parents, teachers, and other school officials are being asked to complete a statewide survey, “5Essentials,” that could help guide schools to better student learning.
A meteor hits Russia, injuring hundreds of people, and an asteroid comes closer to Earth than the geosynchronous orbits of most telecommunications satellites.
Dr. S. James Gates Jr., a member of the Maryland State Board of Education, will be among 12 outstanding researchers to be awarded with this year’s National Medal of Science, the White House has announced.
Scientists who study glaciers have come to a consensus about just how fast the great ice sheets are melting, ending years of debate about the exact number.
We present some photos we took as Jupiter and the moon traversed the evening sky for the second time in the calendar month of November.
A brief look at the mathematics (and a little physics) behind the strike zone graphic TBS is using for the baseball playoff games.
The MacArthur Foundation announced this year’s winners of fellowships, commonly called “genius grants,” and the list has a few surprises.
The man who shaped our theories about how DNA encodes information for proteins died in mid-September.
An embargo imposed on the press by people promoting a study about the harmful effects of genetically modified organisms reveals a hidden agenda to block reporting by free and independent news organizations.