A 3-and-a-half-hour video of the world's longest word being read aloud

Okay, technically the 189,819-letter IUPAC name of titin, the largest known protein which is responsible for passive elasticity of muscle, is a verbal formula rather than an actual word, but it's dizzying to imagine all those syllables tumbling out of a human mouth. Well, now you don't have to imagine it—provided you… » 11/17/12 9:30am 11/17/12 9:30am

Researchers Discover Proteins That Help One Cell Become Two

This is an image of a cell ripping itself apart, turning itself from one cell into two daughter cells. Scientists have long known what this process looks like, but still know little about many chemical processes that made it happen. In tomorrow's issue of Science, an American research team describes how they… » 12/04/08 9:00am 12/04/08 9:00am