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Fracture swarms on Mars

These striking features on Mars were caused by the planet’s crust stretching apart in response to ancient volcanic activity. The fractures in the Sirenum Fossae region in the southern hemisphere…

In the heart of devastating outbreak, research team unlocks secrets of Ebola

In a comprehensive and complex molecular study of blood samples from Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, published today (Nov. 16, 2017) in Cell Host & Microbe, a scientific team led by…

Sunny solution for killing E. coli

Treating wastewater with solar irradiation shows promise in reducing two E. coli strains but a resilient strain persists. Increasingly virulent strains of Escherichia coli are circulating in wastewater around the…

NASA Space Station Cargo Launches Aboard Orbital ATK Mission

The International Space Station will receive about 7,400 pounds of cargo, including new science and technology investigations, following the successful launch of Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in…

Semiconductors with an aligned interface

Efficiency gains come from tuning the properties of semiconducting materials by combining layers of different composition. The electronic characteristics of an interface between two wide bandgap semiconductors are determined by…

Crater shadows

Astronauts, planetary scientists and engineers cast their shadows at the rim of a volcanic crater. ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti (second from left) surveys the landscape to identify geological features. Clues…

New Arboretum director continues legacy of restoration, teaching

As fall slowly hardens to winter in Madison, part of Karen Oberhauser’s new job is to walk the trails of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Arboretum, getting a sense not just for…

New Possibility to Prevent and Treat Parkinson’s Disease with Licorice Extract

Researchers in Korea newly found the mechanism of inhibition of dopamine neuronal cell death using licorice extract ‘liquiritigenin’. It scientifically proves the possibility of treating degenerative brain diseases using natural…

Molecular magnetism packs power with “messenger electron”

Electrons can be a persuasive bunch, or at least, a talkative bunch, according to new work from John Berry’s lab at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. The spins of unpaired electrons…

Deadly Combination in Neurodegenerative Diseases Revealed

Japanese researchers develop new mouse model that captures pathology of sporadic neurological diseases. Nagoya, Japan – Neurodegenerative diseases are incurable and debilitating conditions that result in progressive degeneration and death…