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Bacterium uses toxin to kill insects

During infection insect-killing bacteria typically release toxins to slay their hosts. The bacterium Photorhabdus luminescens, for example, pumps insect larvae full of the lethal ‘Makes caterpillars...

Batene receives the Max Planck-Startup Award

Batteries can store up to 80 percent more energy if they use Batene’s technology. The start-up, which was founded out of the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, replaces the thin contact...

Rainer wiess Professor of Physics

RAINER WEISS (NAS) is a Professor Emeritus at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Previously Dr. Weiss served as an assistant physics professor at Tufts University and has been an adjunct...

A FEW GENETIC TWEAKS MAY HELP CORALS SURVIVE CLIMATE CHANGE

Like an unhappy landlord, coral kicks out its tenants—symbiotic algae that live in its mineral skeleton—when the weather gets too hot. That’s because as temperatures rise, the food-providing algae...