Artificially evolved enzyme could protect us against nerve gas attacks

Evolution is generally regarded as pretty good at specializing species for certain ecological niches, but with a glacial pace of adaptation, sometimes it needs a helping hand. Meet the team of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, who decided they wanted to beef up the paraoxonase 1 (PON1) to the point it could… » 4/19/12 9:20am 4/19/12 9:20am

Twin Moonraker Space Stations in Orbit, Obvious Plot to Destroy Earth!

Robert Bigelow, owner of the Budget Suites hotel chain and head of Bigelow Airspace, has two functioning space stations in orbit around Earth. The older module, Genesis 1, just passed its 10,000th orbit, and both it and Genesis 2 appear to be functioning normally. It's pretty exciting that an entrepreneur can keep two … » 5/09/08 9:32am 5/09/08 9:32am