Nobel laureate Glenn Seaborg died at his home last night. Seaborg pioneered the creation of heavy elements and had a hand in the discovery of plutonium, element 106--which now bears his name--and eight other elements. He was 86.
GAITHERSBURG, MARYLAND--A key federal panel meeting here yesterday gave the green light for continued research toward a "fourth-generation" synchrotron, a machine capable of creating x-ray pulses billions of times more intense than current desi
Alternative medicine got a sympathetic ear on Capitol Hill this week, during a hearing held by Representative Dan Burton (R-IN) to explore how to integrate homeopathy, herbal treatments, and other therapies into mainstream medicine.
Talks in Colombia to hammer out an international agreement controlling trade of bioengineered organisms broke down earlier this week, putting the protocol on hold with a goal of reaching an agreement by May 2000.