Washington, D.C.--The fight between the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and Harold Liebowitz, its ousted president, appears to be over. This week, NAE officials paid Liebowitz $687,500, and in return he relinquished any claim to the job he held until June.
BOSTON--Trading on the Pacific's high seas may have begun 2500 years earlier than archaeologists have thought, according to an analysis of volcanic glass shards presented here at the annual meeting of the Materials Research Society.
A hole in the leading theory of quasars may now have been filled by results announced in the 10 December Astrophysical Journal. Shining brightly in the far reaches of the universe, quasars are the most energetic objects known.
A strong heart may be healthy, but too much heart muscle can be fatal: A leading cause of sudden death in young people--particularly in world-class athletes--is a condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, or enlarged heart.
WASHINGTON, D.C.--NASA hopes the third try will be the charm for the launch of Mars Pathfinder. High winds scrubbed the first attempt on Monday, and a computer glitch halted the second yesterday morning.
Daily injections of human growth hormone (HGH) appear to counteract the devastating and sometimes deadly effects of weight loss and atrophy often seen in AIDS patients, according to a study published in the latest issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.
The blood-brain barrier, a bastion against harmful chemicals and microbes, may be a lot more permeable than researchers have thought. Scientists have found that in mice, at least, the barrier weakens during emotional stress.
LONDON--=The Universities of Oxford and Cambridge still have gold-plated reputations in British science, but they do not have a monopoly on the hot papers, according to figures to be published in January by the Philadelphia-based Institute for Scientific Information
The Hubble Space Telescope has glimpsed massive balls of gas reeling like comets around a galaxy's center. These whirling dervishes may help scientists better understand the strange physics of galactic collisions.
A fugitive on the lam in the heavens for years has finally been nailed. In tomorrow's issue of Nature, scientists announce that they have glimpsed an unusual three-proton hydrogen ion, H3+, floating in interstellar clouds.
A collection of Albert Einstein's letters, including some eyebrow-raising ones to his first wife, and a 1913 manuscript on relativity theory were sold at auction today for about $1.3 million at Christie's in New York.
Scientists have isolated a gene that causes Leber's congenital amaurosis (LCA), a disorder that destroys its victims' vision within the first few months of life. The finding could someday lead to a cure for LCA, which is responsible for a few thousand cases of inherited blindness each year.
Archaeologists working in a remote corner of Papua New Guinea have found evidence that the some of the legendary seafarers who first settled Polynesia 3600 years ago were from the archipelago of Melanesia--not directly from Southeast Asia as previously believed.
A research team has identified a potential new drug lead for Alzheimer's disease: a small molecule that stabilizes the components of retromers, molecular complexes that act like recycling bins in cells.