Sexual fungus could be the key to revolutionizing penicillin

Though penicillin was once a miracle cure for bacterial infections ranging from syphilis to staph, it is slowly becoming obsolete. Bacteria are evolving antibiotic resistance, and medicine is racing to keep up by producing new and different forms of the drug. Penicillin and its derivatives come from a fungus called … » 1/22/13 4:47pm 1/22/13 4:47pm

The Most Spectacular Failed Scientific Experiments

While the Large Hadron Collider is shut down for repairs » 9/22/08 1:20pm 9/22/08 1:20pm, you might be feeling pessimistic about grand scientific experiments. But that's the cool thing about science - even when everything goes horribly wrong, we still learn something. Sometimes, what we learn from failure is more important than what we'd have gained…