Egypt Exploration Society / Oxford Imaging Papyri Project A 3rd-century papyrus fragment contains a snippet of text from a non-canonical Christian gospel. By Alan Boyle, Science Editor, NBC News Scientists are recruiting thousands of armchair archaeologists to help them decipher a "lost" gospel and other fragments of texts from ancient Egypt. The Ancient Lives project draws upon the same type of people power that drives citizen-science projects such as Galaxy Zoo , Planet Hunters , Foldit and EteRNA . In all these cases, legions of human eyes and brains can do a better job of sifting through massive databases than supercomputers.
By Alan Boyle, Science Editor, NBC News Astronomers have been looking for alien worlds for more than 15 years, and now you too can join the search. The Planet Hunters project is the latest citizen-science campaign organized by the crew at Zooniverse . Hundreds of thousands of computer users are already helping Zooniverse classify galaxies through Galaxy Zoo , and analyze lunar craters through Moon Zoo .
MSNBC's Thomas Roberts talks with University of Washington Center for Game Science director Seth Cooper and researcher Firas Khatib about a video game that helped unravel a protein structure in an AIDS-like virus. By Alan Boyle, Science Editor, NBC News Last updated 12:45 p.m.
By Bill Newman Posted 11.15.05 NOVA Historian of science Bill Newman says that Isaac Newton's alchemical notebooks are like a gigantic jigsaw puzzle. But this puzzle is no child's play—more like an enigma wrapped in a mystery riddled with a number of misleading clues.
The Poincare conjecture was a seemingly unsolvable theorem that was first proposed in 1904.
Medicines against HIV work by gumming up some part of the infection process. If the virus can't get into cells, or can't make new virus, then the infection would be stopped. Can blocking CCR5 stop HIV?
By Glenn Elert Posted 01.08.08 NOVA At roughly minus 460°F, absolute zero is abysmally cold, yet at least we can imagine it.