Japan and India signed a controversial civil nuclear deal on Friday that will allow Japanese companies to export atomic technology to the Asian giant as the two countries deepen economic and security ties.
In the 1940s, the first African American women entered NACA's “computing pools." Some later became managers or engineers at NASA, and all made crucial — but often little-known — contributions to the math that put Americans in space.
Whoever wins the US presidency on Nov. 8 will be tasked with managing America's increasingly tense relationship with Russia. And that means managing the future of a decades-long and complicated nuclear relationship with Russia — and with the world.
Back in 2004 Jamie Hiscocks was taking a walk on the beach in the south of England when he spotted a small brown pebble — just a few inches across. About 130 million years before, it had been a brain. A dinosaur brain.
Scientists thought they knew how the human body worked. They thought they knew how the immune system worked. They were wrong. A recent discovery found a previously unknown path for the immune system into the brain.
NASA’s Dawn spacecraft already racked up several firsts during its seven-year flight from Earth, and now it's the first-ever spacecraft to orbit a dwarf planet. Scientists are hoping its yearlong stay at Ceres, in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, will help reveal clues about how Earth got its water.
Time is running out for thousands of people in Africa who are in danger of contracting Ebola. A cure or vaccine will not come in time to prevent many more infections and possible deaths. And now a second case has been diagnosed in the US. Perhaps the only answer is a rapid diagnostic test that can quickly identify those who are ill and those who are not.