A remote galaxy shining with the light of more than 300 trillion suns has been discovered using data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE). The galaxy is the most luminous galaxy found to date and belongs to a new class of objects recently discovered by WISE -- extremely luminous infrared galaxies, or ELIRGs.
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Researchers developed a tool that can turn specific sets of neurons on and off in mice to affect behavior.
Scientists have solved a long-standing mystery about the origin of one of the cell types that make up the ovary. The team also discovered how ovarian cells share information during development of an ovarian follicle, which holds the maturing egg.
A new study shows that it is possible to use an imaging technique called cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) to view, in near-atomic detail, the architecture of a metabolic enzyme bound to a drug that blocks its activity. This advance provides a new path for solving molecular structures that may revolutionize drug development.
For the first time in a lab, researchers found evidence supporting the commonly held belief that people with certain physiologies lose less weight than others when limiting calories.
A team led by Dr. Thomas Geisbert at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston, in collaboration with Tekmira Pharmaceuticals in Vancouver, Canada, have been developing therapies that can target specific strains of the Ebola virus.
A team led by Dr. Daniel Mirman at Drexel University and Dr. Myrna F. Schwartz at the Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute set out to better understand the basis of language by studying people with aphasia using both neuroimaging and behavioral assessment.
Two drugs already on the market — an antifungal and a steroid — may potentially take on new roles as treatments for multiple sclerosis. These drugs may activate stem cells in the brain to stimulate myelin producing cells and repair white matter, which is damaged in multiple sclerosis.
HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, attacks and destroys immune cells. Current treatment with antiretroviral therapy helps to prevent the virus from multiplying. But despite advances in treatment, scientists haven’t yet designed a vaccine that protects people from HIV.
Thunderstorms that form at night, without a spark from the sun's heat, are a mysterious phenomenon. This summer, scientists will be staying up late in search of some answers.
A new NASA study finds the last remaining section of Antarctica's Larsen B Ice Shelf, which partially collapsed in 2002, is quickly weakening and likely to disintegrate completely before the end of the decade.
The April 25, 2015, magnitude 7.8 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal created waves of energy that penetrated into Earth's upper atmosphere in the vicinity of Nepal, disturbing the distribution of electrons in the ionosphere.
A new, highly detailed ice core reveals a consistent pattern of climate changes that started in the Arctic and spread across the globe to the Antarctic during planet Earth's last glacial period, tens of thousands of years ago.
Smartphones and other personal electronic devices could, in regions where they are in widespread use, function as early warning systems for large earthquakes, according to newly reported research.
NASA laboratory experiments suggest the dark material coating some geological features of Jupiter's moon Europa is likely sea salt from a subsurface ocean, discolored by exposure to radiation.
MAVEN spacecraft detected evidence of widespread auroras in Mars's northern hemisphere. The "Christmas Lights," as researchers called them, circled the globe and descended so close to the Martian equator that, if the lights had occurred on Earth, they would have been over places like Florida and Texas.
Ant-Man is an American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics characters of the same name: Scott Lang and Hank Pym. Genre: Action, Sci-Fi. Release: 2015
Terminator Genisys is a 2015 American science fiction action film directed by Alan Taylor and written by Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier. It is the fifth theatrical film in the Terminator series, and will also act as a reboot of the series. Arnold Schwarzenegger reprises his role as the eponymous character, along with newcomers Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, Lee Byung-hun, Matt Smith and J. K. Simmons. Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi. Release: 2015
Entourage is a comedy-drama film that serves as a continuation of the HBO TV series of the same name. It stars the principal cast of the show, including Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara, and Jeremy Piven. Genre: Comedy. Release: 2015
Pitch Perfect 2 is an American musical comedy film directed by Elizabeth Banks and written by Kay Cannon. It is a sequel to the 2012 film Pitch Perfect, which was loosely adapted from Mickey Rapkin's non-fiction book, titled Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate A Cappella Glory. Genre: Comedy, Music. Release: 2015
Spy is a 2015 American action comedy film written and directed by Paul Feig. The film stars Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne, Miranda Hart, Bobby Cannavale, Allison Janney, and Jude Law. Genre: Action, Comedy. Release: 2015
She's Funny That Way is a 2014 American comedy-drama film directed by Peter Bogdanovich and co-written with Louise Stratten. Genre: Comedy. Release: 2014
A Second Chance is is a Danish thriller film directed by Susanne Bier. The film stars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Ulrich Thomsen, Maria Bonnevie, Nikolaj Lie Kaas and Lykke May Andersen. Genre: Drama, Thriller. Release: 2014
The Cut is a 2014 German drama film directed by Fatih Akın. It was selected to compete for the Golden Lion at the 71st Venice International Film Festival. Genre: Drama, History. Release: 2014
Inside Out is a 2015 American 3D computer-animated fantasy-comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family. Release: 2015
Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants is a 2013 French-Belgian animated film, co-written and directed by Hélène Giraud and Thomas Szabo. The film is adapted from the Minuscule also created by Hélène Giraud and Thomas Szabo. It won the César Award for Best Animated Film at the 40th César Awards. Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family. Release: 2013
Southeast Asia maritime build-up accelerates, raising risks in disputed seas
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Southeast Asian nations are prioritizing spending on their navies and coastguards amid rising tensions in the South China Sea, but as their capabilities grow, so does the risk that any confrontation in the contested waterway will be harder to contain.
Trial of Iranian-U.S. journalist in Tehran to be closed: family
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The trial in Iran of jailed Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian will be closed to the public when it starts on Tuesday, his brother said on Monday.
Polish opposition cheers presidential vote win, stock market more wary
WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's main opposition party celebrated its first national election win in a decade on Monday, after its candidate for the presidency unexpectedly defeated incumbent Bronislaw Komorowski.
Asian shares turn higher as China rallies, dollar up
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares turned higher on Tuesday, reversing earlier losses on the back of gains in Hong Kong and China, while the dollar extended highs scaled in holiday-thinned trading in the previous session.
Oil prices steady but indications rally running out of steam
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Crude oil prices were broadly unchanged in early trading on Tuesday, as firm demand supported and ample supply dragged, but analysts said there were signs that a recent rally was running out of steam.
Pension adviser says Ernst & Young was aware of Wal-Mart Mexico bribery allegations
(Reuters) - A labor-affiliated pension fund adviser is seeking an inquest into the auditor of Wal Mart Stores Inc , Ernst & Young LLP, accusing the auditing firm of knowing about possible bribery in Mexico long before the retailer disclosed it to U.S. authorities.
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